The Movement

Welcome to a consumer movement that empowers you to fund life-changing projects through simple choices in your everyday life.

1.4 billion people in our world live in extreme poverty. Meanwhile Australians spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on bottled water, food, soap and other consumer goods. What if purchasing these everyday products could provide life-changing solutions to people in need?

This is why we exist.

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How it works

Thankyou™ is a social enterprise. Once all the costs involved in bringing you great products are taken care of, every cent left funds life-changing projects in the developing world.

At Thankyou™ we are driven by impact. Here's how we work:

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Our products should be so good that there’s simply no reason to buy from a competitor.

We make the best products for you

Aside from changing the world, our number one priority is to bring you a great product you’ll love. Let’s be up front here - most people would buy a charitable product as a one-off to ‘help out’. But if the quality just isn’t there, you wouldn’t buy it again. We know this, because we wouldn’t either!

With this in mind, we’ve set out to assemble the best foodies, cooks, suppliers and manufacturers in the country (some of these guys have been in the biz longer than our team have been alive). It’s this expertise that we rely on to bring you the best possible products. Learn about the process behind each product by visiting the Water, Food and Body Care sections of our site.

All products are made with love in Australia

Sadly, many Australian companies ship their manufacturing overseas in an effort to cut costs. That just isn’t how we roll. We’ve built a model that supports the local Australian economy, including farmers and suppliers by keeping our production local, with a global outlook. So not only do those in need around the world benefit, but so does the everyday Australian. It’s a win-win!

Sustainability and the environment

Here at Thankyou, we are committed to doing our part to help the environment. We understand there are many environmental concerns around the bottled water industry. Recently, we introduced a new bottling system that has resulted in less plastic content in our bottles as well as reduced water wastage in the bottling process. We’re also looking at other new ways to help us reduce our impact on the environment.

In addition, we ensure that wherever possible we use recyclable packaging. We encourage you to do your bit by recycling the packaging from our products!

Once all the costs involved in bringing you great products are taken care of, every cent left funds life-changing projects in the developing world.

We make an impact commitment with every purchase

Every purchase of one of our products has a direct impact on someone’s life in the developing world.

Thankyou Water™

Each bottle provides at least one month’s worth of safe water to someone in need.

Thankyou Food™

Each pack provides one week’s worth of life-changing food aid (Food for Now) and also contributes to our long-term food security projects (Food for Future), for someone in need.

Thankyou Body Care™

Each bottle helps provide access to health and hygiene training for someone in need.

Explore our Projects page to learn more about how our projects work and to ‘Track Your Impact’.

Explore our projects page to learn more about how our projects work and to ‘Track Your Impact’.

We prove the results

Thankyou is all about impacting others, so we think it’s only fitting to report on the impact that we make together. With each product we make a claim that quantifies your contribution to specific projects.

Track Your Impact™

Track Your Impact™ is a web app, accessible through smartphone or computer by visiting our Impact page, that connects everyday consumers with the impact made through their purchase. To find out more, visit our Impact page.

Annual Impact Report

Our first Annual Impact Report will be available in 2014, and will outline the impact of every dollar invested into our projects.

Click here to view our structure (For all the detail fans out there)

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Meet the team

We would not be where we are today without our corporate partners and their support.

Our corporate partners include:

Our story

We exist to empower the everyday Australian to change the world through a simple choice in their everyday life.

In 2008, we discovered the World Water Crisis and the fact that 900 million people in our world didn't have access to safe drinking water. We were university students at the time, working on our "5-year plans" and we were struck by the injustice of the fact that there were people our age on the other side of the world facing horrific daily battles.

At the same time, we learned that Australians spend a crazy $600 million annually on bottled water - an industry that to us seemed ludicrous when you consider the fact that we can all get water from the tap for free.

We came up with a bold idea to join these two extremes together to make a difference. The result? A bottled water company that would exist for the sole purpose of funding safe water projects in developing nations.

Sounds pretty simple, right? Little did we know it would be the hardest thing we'd ever do. But after a lot of hard work and persistence, with a few miracles thrown in, Thankyou Water was born.

Today, Thankyou Water has evolved into Thankyou, a movement overseeing three different brands – Thankyou Water, Thankyou Food and Thankyou Body Care. Now, we don’t just provide safe water access for those in need, but also access to food and hygiene solutions.

The mission hasn’t changed – we exist to empower the everyday Australian to make a difference through a simple choice within their everyday life. We’ve just stepped it up a level.

Get involved

Thankyou rep program

The Thankyou Rep program provides a chance for you to get involved in what we do and play a crucial role in spreading the word about Thankyou.

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I want to help get Thankyou Water into my favourite cafés or stores

Unlike our competitors, we aren't able to pay hundreds of reps around the country to get Thankyou Water stocked in every café or retail outlet. What we do have are passionate, loyal supporters whose influence is just as valuable.

If you're passionate about Thankyou Water and have a favourite café or shop you'd like to see stock our product, become a Street Rep today. We'll give you all the tools you need to spread the Thankyou message on behalf of the everyday Australian and bring Thankyou Water to your local cafés and stores. We'll also keep you regularly up to date with all the Thankyou news.

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I want to help spread the word

When we hear the word ‘influence’ we often think of celebrities or well-known individuals and forget about the influence we carry. The average person has over 400 followers or fans on social media. With just 1,000 everyday people repping Thankyou online, we can get a message out to hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of minutes. Hooray for the internet!

Our Online Reps simply use their influence to help spread the word about Thankyou by either sharing posts on Facebook, tweeting or retweeting on Twitter or posting on Instagram. Pretty easy, huh? We make sure our Online Reps are down with all the latest Thankyou news so they can get sharing crucial info. Become an Online Rep today!

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I want to be a rep for Thankyou Water in my school

We have been blown away by the number of students wanting to spread the word about Thankyou in their school! Our school reps do an awesome job petitioning their schools to support Thankyou Water products. Become a School Rep and we'll make it easy for you to become a Thankyou Water rockstar within your school.

We'll hook you up with all the tools you need to tell your school principal, canteen owner and peers how their small choice can make a big change in the world! We'll also keep you regularly up to date with all the Thankyou news.

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Hello volunteers

Applications are now closed!

16TH JUNE - 12TH DECEMBER 2014
For the first time ever, Thankyou is giving six energetic and talented individuals the chance to take part in a six-month paid internship program.
Check back soon to meet the successful applicants!



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