Giving for Happiness

As I sat down at my desk this morning in The Babes Project admin hub, a copy of Rewriting Motherhood was waiting for me. To start with, it’s a beautiful book. The gold foil heading and stunning cover photography made me instantly pick it up. I opened it up and started reading. I was hooked. I read the first three stories before I pulled myself away.

Rewriting Motherhood is an amazing reminder of why we do what we do... and why we need to keep doing what we do... and we can’t do it without you.


The Wall Street Journal says “We often assume giving money away is a choice between our happiness and the happiness of others. But.... generosity is much better than that: We are built so that giving also feels good. When we donate to a cause we believe in, everybody wins.”

Their own survey mimicked research that found people felt happier when spending money on others than they felt when spending it on themselves.  So, “giving is literally better than getting.”


So if you want to give your happiness a boost, there are several ways you can support The Babes Project.

As part of our End Of Financial Year appeal, you can sign up to be a regular donor or support The Babes Project with a one-off financial donation. Monetary donations are tax deductible.

If you aren’t able to donate financially, you can still support The Babes Project by purchasing items from our online store, purchasing a copy of Rewriting Motherhood, sharing The Babes Project stories on social media or volunteering your time.

And while we’re sharing about support, we want to give a shout out to some wonderful companies who donated products in recent months. Thanks to Crayola Australia, Wotnot, Earth’s Bounty, Pack It In and Target Australia.