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ODS Christmas Hampers

December 2021
When is a Christmas hamper not a Christmas Hamper? When it’s also an extraordinary project that brings together Social Enterprises and for-purpose companies from every corner of the UK.

We do hope you enjoy your bundle of Christmas love, delivered in recognition of your complete awesomeness by an employer that thinks the world of you. We hope you enjoy every bite of chocolatey goodness and sweet mince pie. But, as you sit down and enjoy your treats, please understand that your hamper has changed and even saved lives.

Your hamper has helped victims of human trafficking, funded foodbanks, given work to the homeless, given hope to families caring for relatives with dementia, supported single mum’s and removed plastic from the environment and supported people with failing mental health.

Your hamper is just like you, outstanding.  Best wishes for a fantastic festive season to you all at ODS, Thank you for joining us in our mission to change the world together. 

This Procurement Was Social:

Hours Of Living Wage Employment
Refugees Employed
Homeless Employed
Jobs Created

What's in your Hamper?

ODS Travel Mug 

Sourced and printed by Ethstat, your Travel Mug is BPA free and made and printed in the UK from recycled plastic. Reuse again and again to replace takeaway hot drinks and single-use cups on the go.

Zaytoun Caramelised Almonds

Luxurious caramelised almond nuts from Zaytoun are a mission CIC, and Social Enterprise founded to support Palestinian farmers through fair trade. 100% of their profits are reinvested into the farming communities that produce their opulent catalogue.

Your pack is made of speciality Om al-Fahem almonds that have been slowly roasted with Fairtrade sugar until they are perfectly caramelised. These are quite possibly the most delicious almonds in the world.

Two Farmers

Two Farmers are genuinely passionate about the Herefordshire countryside, enabling them to grow award-winning potatoes; founders Sean and Mark met one night for a pint of local beer and a packet of crisps. They hatched out a plan of honouring and celebrating these potatoes, and that night the Two Farmers brand was born.

Two Farmers grow, harvest, store, cook and pack their crisps. They maintain control throughout each process to ensure you receive the finest end product. Two Farmers are committed to giving back to the environment, which is why we keep our road miles low and use 100% compostable packaging. They aim to promote Herefordshire as a county of outstanding agricultural achievement.

Made entirely using natural flavours from their farm in Hereford, Two Farmers are the only plastic-free and home-compostable crisp manufacturer. They are powered entirely by renewable energy and support rural communities into work.

Divine Chocolate Taster Pack

Divine are a female-led social enterprise that supports predominantly female Coco farmers through fair trade, education, and environmental support.  Divine chocolate has been palm-oil free since 2013 and has taken a leadership role in conserving the rainforest areas of West Africa

In the early 1990s, changes in the cocoa market in Ghana prompted Nana Frimpong Abebrese (Divines founder) to begin creating a farmer-owned company to help farmers sell their cocoa. Nana was a visionary farmer representative and independent representative of COCOBOD (a Ghanaian government-controlled institution that fixes the buying price for cocoa in Ghana). 

Nana and a group of other farmers found ways to ensure the company’s net gains would belong to farmers.  Nana guaranteed that farmers would be paid in cash, and fair trade premiums could be invested in social programs

Lottie Shaw's Mince Pies

Lottie Shaws are a family run, female-owned West Yorkshire based company whose profits go back into local employment. 

Your mince pies were baked to order and are vegan. Mull some wine and warm the oven, Christmas is here!

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Plastic Free Delivery
Ex Offenders Employed
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Social Value by Spend
Mums Employed

Goupie Taste of Christmas Chocolate

An absolute favourite! We love this UK female-run family business giving work to mums and dads in school-friendly hours and promoting positive mental health. And they give their profits to the NHS. 

These are moreish, gluten free, vegan and packaged in entirely plastic-free, biodegradable food-safe packaging. This is our favourite Chrstmas treat. 

Ethstat Tree Pen

Enjoy your Orbit Ethstat Tree Pen and grow a Scots Pine tree. Once used, you can plant your pen, removing 1,000kgC02 from the atmosphere. If not planted, your pen will biodegrade responsibly, and you can still use the seeds!

Old Hamlet Mulled Wine 

Makers of your organic mulled wine sachet, these artisan family-owned producers have developed a delicious Fairtrade sachet for you to add to your wine for a beautiful winter warming drink.

 

Trussell Trust Plastic-Free Christmas Crackers

We hope you love your plastic-free Christmas cracker. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Trussell Trust to pay for food and extra supplies for Foodbanks this Christmas.

 

Packing your hamper

The people that packed your hamper have all been struggling one way or another. They have been struggling with mental health, addiction, homelessness or as ex -offenders with finding work and keeping on the straight and narrow.  Between us we have stories of almost a lifetime in prison, violence at the hands of others, family rejection and abuse. But we are people of hope, we are not defined by that which has happened to us. We are defined by our love for each other and the world.  

We are defined by our passion to remake the world into a better, kinder place.