Let’s Toast to a Better World

By November 26, 2020 December 5th, 2020 Blog

What if there was a way that you could make the world a better place by simply doing something as fun as enjoying a glass of wine? It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it so happens that you can actually make the world a better place by enjoying a glass of wine, thanks to our new partner, Goodwill Wine.

Goodwill Wine is an eco-friendly online wine store that sells great wines at half the cellar door price and uses recycled boxes to help conserve the environment. And if you think they can’t get any better, hold on to your seat because Goodwill Wine gives 50% of their profits to charity. That’s right, for every bottle of wine you buy, Goodwill Wine will give 50% of the profit to Echo International Aid. How sweet is that? Now you can enjoy a delicious bottle of wine knowing that you’re making the world a better place. But, what inspires Goodwill Wine to be this generous?

The Story Behind Goodwill Wine

Goodwill Wine traces its origins to charity. Were it not for the same kind of generosity you show towards the Karen people under our care, Goodwill Wine would never have been founded.

It all started in 2009. David Laity, the founder of Goodwill Wine, lost almost everything he owned to one of the worst bushfires in human history. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Although the bushfires had a devastating impact both on the economy and the environment, Australians stepped up and came together to contribute towards helping the people who were most affected. David was one of the beneficiaries of the Australians’ generosity. He received a $15,000 donation to rebuild what he lost and start over.

Armed with the $15,000 donation and a burning desire to pay it forward, David founded Goodwill Wine. He did it with one purpose in mind: to help Australian charities fund their causes, just as they helped him rebuild his life.

Since its founding, Goodwill Wine has religiously given 50% percent of their profits to over 300 charity organisations of their customers’ choosing. The total donations made by Goodwill Wine in the last 10 years total to a whopping $373k.

The money donated by Goodwill Wine has:

  • Provided 180,000 meals to Australians living in poverty.
  • Bought fire-fighting equipment, hi-vis wet weather gear, and defibrillators for volunteer fire brigades.
  • Funded four International Animal Cruelty Investigations for Animal Australia.
  • Helped rehome 47 Orangutans.
  • De-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and re-homed over 100 dogs and 150 cats.
  • Actively played a role in the ban on plastic bags in Queensland.
  • Saved 12 whales for Sea Shepherd by providing fuel for their Southern Ocean campaigns.
  • Provided employment opportunities for disadvantaged Australians.

David has a goal to reach a total of a million dollars donated, with the help of Goodwill’s loyal customer base.

How to be a Part of This Charity Drive

Help us fill the bottle.

Our friends at Goodwill Wine have given the Echo International Aid family an amazing deal to make saving the world an even more rewarding experience. They’re offering free shipping on all orders above $40, starting from 7th December and ending on midnight 14th December 2020. Just enter the code FREESHIPECHO at checkout. That’s right, fast delivery to your doorstep at no charge for orders above $40. Free shipping does, however, exclude WA, NT, and TAS.

If you visit the Goodwill Wine website, you’ll notice the glowing reviews left by past customers. It speaks volumes about the excellent quality of their wines and their customer service. You’ll also notice that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Meaning they’re so confident you’ll love their wines that they’re willing to refund you if you don’t!

Glowing Goodwill Wine reviews!

Now, we know you can’t turn down a top-quality, but affordable wine with a 100% satisfaction guarantee attached to it. So now the question is, how do you get your hands on their wine? Well, ordering your wine on Goodwill Wine is as easy as 1,2,3. Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit this link.
  2. Choose the wine(s) you like.
  3. Head to checkout and pay.

After placing your order, just wait for your wine delivery, then sit back and enjoy it, knowing that with every sip you take, you’re helping the Karen people get the basics they desperately need to lead normal lives.


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