I’ve been doing a little pre-Christmas shopping and today I’m sharing some of the fun “gifts that give” with you. Of course, there’s always the option of making a donation to someone’s favorite charity in their name – and that’s a wonderful way to go. These charitable gifts provide you with a package to wrap and the added bonus of helping others – a win. win in my book.
Charity Pot is a creamy body lotion made by hand with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter. Every single penny, excluding tax, goes to a fund and supports grassroots charities around the world.
Edna Ruth Byler began selling handcrafted products from Puerto Rico out of the trunk of her car to help eradicate poverty over 60 years ago. Today Ten Thousand Villages, a Fair Trade Retailer, works to empower artisans in developing countries.
FEED Projects’ mission is to create good products that help FEED the world one bag at a time.They do this through the sale of FEED bags, bears, t-shirts, and other accessories by building a set donation into the cost of each product. Thus the impact of each product is one their site. The bag shown below will provide 25 meals.
The Giving Keys are a little different, they don’t provide food, however, they do employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of old keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. When the wearer of the key encounters someone else who needs the message on the key, they give it away and then send us the story of their key being paid forward. Gifts of inspiration and encouragement to someone in need are powerful gifts too.
Everyone knows about Toms – you buy a pair of shoes and a pair are donated to a person in need. They’re helping kids in the U.S. with new shoes and glasses – yay!
and finally…Christopher Radko Christmas ornaments at Bloomingdales . They’re beautiful and best of all, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Child Mind Institute to reform mental health care for the world’s children. There are six different designs, this is the one with Mariska Hargitay.
I have more from my pre-Christmas browsing….some great stuff…soon.
Thanks for visiting!