Charity Tea started with a single call from a friend working for a non-profit organisation in Haiti. She told Gill (Charity Tea Founder) about a baby girl who had been abandoned at the local hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti.
Unable to forget this call, Gill decided to make this “her problem” and sent money to feed the child for a year. Within a few days, she heard about 6 more hungry children. She learnt that in Haiti many children only had 1 or 2 meals a day. These meals often lacked proper nutrients. More so, she learnt that food was not provided to children in the hospital. Children that were abandoned or had no one to feed them simply had to go hungry.
She started Ten18 International (www.ten18International.com), a charity that raises money in New Zealand to support hungry children here at home, and in Haiti.
To help raise funds for the work of Ten18 International Gill also launched Charity Tea – a luxury brand of loose-leaf organic tea; health-promoting blends that nourish the drinker and nourish hungry children. Revenue from sales of Charity Tea supports our charitable purposes.
Charity Tea currently partner with the Kai Kitchen Trust in New Zealand to support their school lunch programmes, and we partner with Little footprints Big Steps in Haiti to run feeding programmes.
Founder of Charity Tea and Ten18 International; Gill Bredl is a passionate and dedicated social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Charity Tea, a luxury organic loose leaf tea brand that uses its revenue to address issues of world hunger. She is community and inclusion focussed; passionate about social justice and ethical trade. She has 3 wonderful children and a dog; and enjoys movies, reading, beach walks and learning the violin.SKU: n/a