As we shop away this holiday season, we are often reminded of those less fortunate and wonder how we can make a difference – even in some small way. Wouldn’t it be great to buy something that not only provides pleasure to the recipient, but gives something to those in need as well? Here are a few gift items that do just that:
- When you buy an American-made cotton FOREVER BLANKET, the company provides financial support to children in the foster care system by funding extra-curricular activities and therapy – to help offset the cost of adoption. http://www.swellforever.com
- Join those who have helped provide safe drinking water for children world-wide by buying a LIFESTRAW PLAY WATER BOTTLE. The 10 oz. bottle has a two-stage filtration feature that works well for school or outdoor activities. For each bottle purchased, the company provides safe water for a child for an entire school year. More than 630,000 kids have been helped so far. http://www.lifestraw.com
- EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK donates 20% of its proceeds to rescue and protect farm animals from cruelty. The vegan lipsticks are named for animals saved by the group. http://www.sephora.com
- Uwezo’s eco-friendly shoes – crafted from cowhide – help generate funds for orphaned and vulnerable children in East Africa. http://www.uwezobrands.com
For more gifts that give back, stay tuned to this blog’s post on 12-14.