Non-profit organisation Rock Girl is the nominated beneficiary of Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd, and the proceeds from events such as trendtalk are donated to Rock Girl www.rockgirlsa.org.
Lauren is a director of this design-led charity, which opposes gender violence and works to create safe spaces.
Lauren sits on the content advisory committee of MODILA.
She volunteers her time as a workshop contributor and product development mentor at the Cape Craft and Design Institute www.ccdi.org.za
Lauren was the brainchild behind WalkCapeTown, a freeware logo intended to encourage the citizens of Cape Town to take back the streets in the wake of Fan Walk euphoria.
She was a curator of the Design Indaba Expo, for two years after managing the event itself, but resigned from the curator panel in order to focus on the Freeworld Design Centre.