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 2019/2020 we will be giving support, and funds raised through member café subscriptions and introduced by our directors to local projects and also 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.