By Lucy Smillie - Fifteen weeks ago I started my internship at The Good Registry and embarked on a journey of self-reflection and improvement. Throughout my internship I have learnt about the importance of giving simply and the significance of supporting charities - while also reflecting on my own habits and making sustainable changes to my own life.
Before starting my internship, I was rather blindsided to the impact that gift-giving had on the environment.
I’ve always seen the act of physical gift-giving as a sign of love and appreciation, and I think there’s something about opening physical gifts that makes these habits difficult to let go of.
However, my internship at The Good Registry has taught me that there are so many other ways to show love and appreciation that don’t involve unnecessary gift-giving or waste and consumption.
The beauty of Good Gift Cards and Good Registries from The Good Registry is not only their zero impact on the environment, but also how they support and encourage the work of good causes and communities in need.
During my internship I got the opportunity to visit three of The Good Registry’s partner charities and experienced first hand the positive impacts that supporting charities can have.
This experience particularly spoke to me as I got to witness the hard work and effort that goes into running these charities and how people significantly benefit from such efforts.
Another highlight from my internship at The Good Registry has been learning about the good being done in our community.
In particular, I got to talk to podcaster Gemma Slack, and Monique Pearson from The Mind Lab about how they’re using Good Gift Cards and making differences in their personal and work lives.
Seeing how many individuals and businesses are supporting charities and good causes through The Good Registry has been both an inspiring and heartwarming experience - and I would encourage everyone to do the same.
I did not expect to learn as much as I have from my internship at The Good Registry - and I am so grateful for the experience.
I’ve really enjoyed talking about The Good Registry and sharing my new perspective about gift-giving and sustainability with friends and family - and I know I will continue to do so in the future.