8 Gifts That Give Back

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As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you a way of giving gifts and simultaneously helping those in need during the holiday season! I’ve compiled a list of items that, when purchased, a percentage is donated to one or more nonprofit organizations:

1.) Raven + Lily helps employ women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, and the USA to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. This journal and candle would be great gift ideas!

2.) Moorea Seal donates a percentage of their sales to 5 nonprofit categories. I’m obsessed with their site (I check it out on a weekly basis)! I’m especially loving this clutch and backpack, along with this phone case and gold bracelet shown above. Check out their full site here – so many fun items!

3.) Toms goes by the phrase “One for One,” matching every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. They also help with those needing aid with their eyesight. These shoes and these shoes are my favorite festive pairs, along with this fun ipad case.

4.) Invisible Children is a nonprofit that aims to end child soldier abductions in Uganda. Proceeds from this messenger bag go directly to the organization to reduce violence and aid these children in coming home to their families. This organization does so many incredible things surrounding this issue — you can learn more here.

5.) Laughing Man helps entrepreneurs start new businesses, and all proceeds from Laughing Man go directly to education, new business development, and community development. They sell coffee and a number of other items that would be perfect for gift ideas.

6.) A Dog’s Life supports a range of charitable initiatives with a particular emphasis on rescue groups and animal shelters/adoption programs. They offer a variety of different products including wine for any holiday parties you’re attending. They also offer clean food for your pets (fillers/pesticides/preservative-free).

7.) Miir aims to provide clean water to those in need by building wells and providing bikes for the almost one billion people who don’t have easy access. Buy a Miir bottle here to help this cause.

8.) Alex & Ani’s Charity by Design donates a percentage of proceeds to a variety of different nonprofit organizations, including Toys for Tots and the Alzheimer’s Association. You can shop by cause or bracelet.

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