Noteworthy Cards is an Australian social enterprise selling greeting and encouragement cards while donating 100% of profits to fund life-changing gifts for people suffering in poverty.

About seven billion greeting cards are purchased worldwide every year, with annual retail sales estimated at almost $10 billion AUD. Imagine how many lives could be changed around the world if 100% of those profits were used to help people in need!

By purchasing our cards you will help fund gifts that support community, education, good food, good health, safe water and sanitation in multiple countries around the world.

Our mission Frequently asked questions

 

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Cards

Are your cards available for purchase in shops?

A selection of our cards can be purchased from the following venues:

Soul City Roasters
238C Brighton Road, Somerton Park, South Australia

Cafe Outside The Square
34 Whitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia

What stock are your cards printed on?

Our white recycled cards are printed on Revive Laser, which is 100% recycled, certified FSC® Recycled, manufactured carbon neutral, and produced by an ISO 14001 certified mill. No chlorine bleaching occurs in the recycling process.

Our brown recycled cards are printed on Neenah Environment Digital, which is FSC® Mix certified, produced from 30% post-consumer waste, and manufactured carbon neutral by an ISO 14001 certified mill.

Why are your cards printed and not available as e-cards?

We believe words are more meaningful when someone has taken time to write them by hand. Plus, compared to clicking on an email, it’s much more fun for the recipient to open an envelope, read the card and then put it on display to remind them of your thoughtful words.

Business

What is a social enterprise?

Social Traders defines social enterprises as ‘businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment. Using the power of the marketplace to solve the most pressing societal problems, social enterprises are commercially viable businesses existing to benefit the public and the community, rather than shareholders and owners.’

Where does my money actually go?

We want to fund as many life-changing gifts as we can, so we aim to keep our costs low. Once we’ve paid our business costs, we donate 100% of profits towards TEAR Australia’s Useful Gifts. Those funds are then used by TEAR Australia to support poverty-fighting projects run by their partner organisations in multiple countries around the world.

We donate to TEAR Australia because we love the way they facilitate long-term development projects with local communities, helping them gain the skills and resources they need to address local problems and come up with sustainable solutions.

Do you pay staff to run Noteworthy Cards?

Noteworthy Cards is operated entirely by volunteers—no one receives payment for their involvement with us. We are incredibly thankful for the generosity of those who have volunteered their time to help develop this social enterprise.

Who is responsible for Noteworthy Cards?

James Agnew is the Founder of Noteworthy Cards (ABN 72 456 559 154). He is supported by his amazing wife, Steph, as well as several friends who have contributed to the cause. James works as a Communications Manager in Adelaide, and wants to use his life to make a difference in the world.

Is Noteworthy Cards supported by any businesses?

Noteworthy Cards is proudly supported by multiple businesses including Arte Grafica Printing, Regal Craft and Tennant Schultz Chartered Accountants. We are very thankful for their support, which enables us to operate with lower costs and fund more life-changing gifts for people suffering in poverty.

Can I make a donation to Noteworthy Cards?

The best way to support the work of Noteworthy Cards is to buy and use our cards! If you would prefer to make a more substantial contribution, we encourage you to donate directly to TEAR Australia.

What can I do to support Noteworthy Cards?

We’d love you to support our efforts by raising awareness of what we’re doing! If more people know about us and purchase our cards, we’ll be able to fund more life-changing gifts and make a greater difference for people suffering in poverty. Please tell your family and friends about Noteworthy Cards, and take advantage of social media to point people towards @noteworthyshop on Facebook and Instagram.