Our Charities

All UYOC profits are donated to charities and not for profits who work to alleviate any kind of suffering and to defend and protect the natural world. 

The UYOC directory is business and kindness combined. It exists to provide a way of giving while earning a living.

In 2018/2019 we will be giving support, and funds raised through member café subscriptions and introduced by our directors, to:


In 2017, UYOC donated $10,000 to the start up fund for The Dunedin Wildlife Hospital, to be housed in the Otago Polytechnic Veterinary School. In return for this contribution, the entire faculty and staff pledged to make the Vet School disposable cup free. Read the Otago Daily Times or The Star article about this vital facility and gorgeous pledge.

Our chosen charities operate at all levels - some local, some NZ national and some international. Some are little guys. Some are big fellas. All are good guys. Click on their logos below to read why we have chosen to support them...