YOUNG accidental philanthropist Luke Rand has developed his very own toilet paper distribution business, delivering eco-friendly toilet paper right to the door of Tasmanian households.
Dubbed ‘Who Gives a Crap – Ramp Up’, the concept of the business was developed over the past 12 months.
Its creation stemmed from a school project after Luke was unable to secure a work experience placement because of a very rare medical condition which can leave him with temporary paralysis.
Instead of placement, Luke embarked on a maths project – a project that started off as a survey about toilets and has now transformed into a growing business.
To date, the business has reached $13,000 in sales.
In partnership with the Salvation Army, Luke works two days a week re-stocking products, cleaning the storage warehouse and organising delivery to his customer base, which is growing steadily.
Luke also visits local businesses and schools to highlight the fact that a small change to your household purchase can make a big difference to our planet.
Luke donates profits from Ramp Up to the Salvation Army, which in turn assists in its work in communities across Tasmania.
Luke was also able to provide a wheelchair ramp at his school, Bayview Secondary College, with his very first monthly earning of $200.
“Luke is an inspiration – he has not let a personal challenge dampen his spirits,” Member for Elwick Josh Willie, who recently visited Luke at his warehouse, said.
“Instead, Luke has put his passion for the environment into a worthwhile project and is saving our planet one roll at a time.”
Along with toilet rolls, Ramp Up also supplies tissues and paper towel – products that we all use every day, several times a day.
For more information or to place an order, search Who Gives A Crap – Ramp Up on Facebook.
Caption: From left, Member for Elwick Josh Willie, Luke Rand and Salvation Army Tasmania Captain Kim Haworth.