Holiday Gifts That Give Back
‘Tis the season to give. Along with the gifts we give to our family and friends, give back to others in need. Do so on Giving Tuesday or any day during the holidays. Here are some choices for you:
Humane Society of the United States – This organization provides vaccines, helps pets during disasters, and works to stop animal cruelty. With a gift donation of $25 or more, your gift recipient will receive a personalized greeting card with your special message, and both you and your gift recipient will also receive a one year subscription to The Humane Society’s award-winning All Animals magazine.
Love 41 – 100% of the profits from Love 41 goes to helping displaced children in Rwanda and women who are HIV positve. Besides this gorgeous belt, you can find jewelry, scarves and bags. This belt is handmade in Peru, embroidered and made of sheep wool. Each is unique. When you make a purchase as a gift, be sure to let the recipient know where the money goes to. Cost is $72.
Kohl’s Cares – 100% of the net profit from the sale of this item and others from Kohl’s Cares will support kids’ health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. Visit our Kohl’s Cares® site to learn more. Each item is $5.
Metalmorphis – Made by Kim Jakum of Metalmorphis on Etsy, Kim donatates 22% of each of these spectacular bracelets sold to the One World Foundation. The Foundation’s mission statement is “One World Foundation strives to cultivate human unity by fostering harmony among people of all classes, ethnicities and religions and by empowering children to become active citizens of the world.” – Kim creates other chic jewelry for other nonprofits, some with handprints, names, etc. The cost of this bracelet is $110.
Mary’s Meals – Mary’s Meals is an international charity provides school feeding in needy countries. They feed over 820,000 children in 16 different countries. As many know, hunger often prevents children from attending school. Their future, then is poor or even dangerous. Make a donation and receive a touching, beautiful holiday card – pictured above,
Veza Bands – Veza is a collection of wristbands supporting 12 nonprofits and their messages. Each color represents a different charity. Their slogan is “Live. Give. Play”. The bands are sporty and can be worn by teens, women and men. Founded by a 16 year old, each band costs $24.99.
You can find more gifts that give back on my blog category Advocacy where I have written about other nonprofits and social causes.