Kester Black is more than just a nail polish company.

We’re a group of creatives with pretty substantial values. We believe it’s important to give back, so from now on $1 from every online order is donated to the outstanding charities listed below.

Don’t worry, we haven’t bumped-up our prices, all donations made come directly from our profit and go straight into the hands of your chosen organisation. We’ve spent hours researching hundreds of charities, and believe that these four are truly exceptional. Every dollar makes a difference, so we’ll pass yours on.

Educate Girls

Educate Girls empowers communities to facilitate girls’ education in rural India and help them take a stand against gender inequality.

Working directly with government schools, parents and village leaders, and with the help of over 8,000 community volunteers (called Team Balika), we have helped ensure over 90% enrollment and higher attendance for girls as well as enhanced learning outcomes for all children.

Established in 2007, Educate Girls has grown from a 500-school pilot project in the Pali district of Rajasthan to now serving over 12,000 schools in some of India’s most educationally backward regions. Since inception, we have enrolled 1,50,000 girls, across 8,000+ villages in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and we have reached 3.8 million beneficiaries overall.

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Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is a community-lead, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to upholding the human rights of all people seeking asylum.

They offer 30 holistic programs that protect asylum seekers from persecution and destitution, support well-being and dignity, and empower people to advance their own future.

Independent of Federal Government funding, the ASRC is the largest provider of aid, legal and health services to people seeking asylum in Australia. They are supported by more than 1200 volunteers and 60 staff in assisting around 2,000 people each year.

The vision of the ASRC is for all people seeking asylum to have their human rights upheld and receive the support and opportunities they need to live independently. In order to achieve this, their mission is to:

  1. Protect asylum seekers from persecution and destitution
  2. Support well-being and dignity
  3. Empower people and enable self-determination

If you’d like to learn more about ASRC please visit their website.

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