Our Story

Like many other social enterprises, Cards for a Cause has a special story behind its creation. It all started with a problem...


The Problem

The city of Melbourne prides itself on its supposedly superior public transport system, yet thousands are regularly neglected by this very system. A yearly concession travel pass costs approximately $800 and to a high school student - that is a lot of money.

Not being able to afford public transportation costs to go to school causes a lot of anxiety and stress. As a result, they have trouble focusing on school and remaining engaged with their studies, limiting their ability to reach their full academic potential.

To give you a small glimpse of the problem, over 165,000 families in Victoria alone struggle with the financial burden posed by Myki fares.

This is where we step in.


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
- Nelson Mandela


The “Lightbulb” Moment

It all began with a spark of compassion inside a single person who was bold enough to make a difference in the world.

Education is widely described as the great equaliser of our society, so it was disheartening to still have to witness the disparity in educational opportunities for the future generation hindered by something as insignificant as public transport costs.

The amusing irony of a child’s travel expenses to access education being funded by profits from decorating the very thing that posed a barrier to these students in the first place, the Myki card, was the final push that we needed.

Thus, Cards for a Cause was born and everything else, as they say, is history.


Never worry about the numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you
- Mother Teresa


Who We Are

Cards for a Cause is a social enterprise that transforms the bland, grey canvas of a Myki card into a story of social change.

Our business model focuses on creating and selling unique stickers with pre-made or custom designs to provide public transport access to disadvantaged students. We’re a passionate bunch who firmly believe that every single child deserves a chance at unlocking their full potential through the power of education.

YOUR Role in Our Story 

You get to transform your Myki card into a beacon of change and hope with a simple sticker.

By purchasing one of our stickers - designed by local artists or personalised by you - you are making a valuable contribution towards combating an acute issue impacting youth education. 100% of the profits from the sales of these stickers are directly channeled towards Myki passes for disadvantaged school students.

You are sending a message to these students that someone out there is cheering them on! 


 Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

- Chinese Proverb

Looking Ahead

We are constantly looking for ways to make improve and expand our impact on the community!

We aim to continue innovating new ways to provide further support for disadvantaged students. As you're hopefully already aware of by now, creativity and originality plays a central role in our social enterprise 

If you’re interested in collaborating with us - feel free to reach out to us through our website or social media!

Thank you for your continued and generous support.



The Cards for a Cause Team