Holiday gifts that give back to causes you care about

This holiday season don’t forget to set aside some of your gift-giving budget for presents that give back. After all this season is a time for generosity and goodwill.  Below you will find a guide to sites that not only provide beautiful holiday gifts…they also help someone in need. -Each Purchase provided a new clothing item to a person in need: “Wear One, Give One. Our mission is to spread the warmth to people and communities around the world, and we’ve since expanded our efforts beyond the ‘wear one, give one’ model to new and innovative ways to advance our mission. -Our shirts were not created to not only make you look cute, but to save the adorable animals as well! By donating 10% of net profits to, we hope to help end the euthanasia of dogs and cats worldwide. So let’s look really cute while saving these adorable animals at the same time! -100% of the profit from your purchase will fund projects that provide a more secure future for at-risk kids in the U.S. and around the world. – Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer. –   Our commitment is to create life-changing stories by improving the lives of the coffee farmers we work with, and by donating our profits towards efforts focused on bringing hope to the world. With Generous, our purchases help to create a world we all want to live in. Be Generous. Because you don’t have to. – Through strategic partnerships with organizations dedicated to making the world a better place for elephants, we make sure that a portion of every sale goes towards helping create a sustainable future where elephants thrive. By aligning ourselves with both global and localized grassroots operations, we aim to make a difference for elephants everywhere. While every elephant herd faces its own unique challenges, the tactics needed to overcome them all have one thing in common: humans working together. With partners on the ground wherever there are elephants, we aim to use our products and the lifestyle they inspire as a vehicle for real change. – From day one, the mission was at the heart of everything Serengetee. By purchasing fabric from over 25 countries, we support artisans, their families, and ancient fabric-making traditions. And, by giving back 10% of our profits to a diverse range of grassroots causes, we work to improve lives in their communities. The stories of these fabric makers and causes are baked into every product we make, so when you wear Serengetee you are truly wearing a piece of the world. – a marketplace for good. We thoroughly vet the best social businesses and feature only our favorite fair trade goods and products that give back. And to put our money where our mouth is, we multiply your social impact by also donating 10% of our sales (not just profits) to a featured charity. – Founded in Costa Rica, Pura Vida Bracelets provides sustainable jobs to artisans worldwide and raises awareness for charities with products that give back.

Giving back has always been core belief at Pura Vida, which is why we started the Charity Collection. Since the beginning, we have partnered with over 190 different charities around the world and have donated more than $1,500,000 to causes we believe in. At Pura Vida, we dream to do more, which is why we’re always on the lookout for new charities that can benefit from this collection. – As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Global Goods Partners (GGP) is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women—widely proven to be the key to community development and family wellbeing. In partnership with women-led, community-based organizations, GGP taps into the rich well of skill and artistry that is passed from one generation of women to the next. We invest all proceeds from product sales in developing sustainable market access as well as providing training and funding to enable our partners to prosper and thrive well into the future. – (RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to harness the power of people and companies to help fight AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. – With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One® – Our fair trade products are sewn in India by women who have made the choice to journey out of the sex trade and into freedom. We donate 20% of our profits to Two Wings to help survivors of human trafficking in the United States pursue their dreams. – Our mission is to hire women who have various barriers to employment to make our custom leather and fabric bags.  They are adopted into our Better Life family and given a chance to succeed in life, family, and friendship. – our social mission to provide soap and clean water to children in the developing world through our buy a bar, give a bar & clean water programs. It is your purchases that keep these programs running & we thank you for your continued support! – ROMA Boots merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot. Our mission is to bring impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education. For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA was founded in 2010 by Samuel Bistrian, who wanted to combine his love of fashion and philanthropy to help children in his home country of Romania.  ROMA’s ultimate goal is not only to provide aid but to educate. By doing so we will empower them to contribute their gifts & talents to society, eradicate poverty as a condition and a state of mind to make this world a better place. – Hiptipico’s mission is to create a sustainable avenue for quality artisan products to reach the global fashion marketplace. Our goal is to support the creativity, ingenuity and passion of local Guatemalan artisans while preserving Maya culture and traditions.Hiptipico honors the Maya culture, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits and empowers families and communities. – When you purchase an Everything Happy product you are making a conscious choice to do good by making not one, but two kids happy. This was David Holdridge’s intention when he created Happy Blankie at the mere age of 7 years old. He wanted to create something that would make the world smile.  In doing so, the “One to Love, One to Give” mission was born. Together with his family, David distributes Everything Happy products to children in hospitals and orphanages all over the world. Lastly, none of this would be possible without the Everything Happy customers who have opened their hearts to bring a smile to the faces of children far and wide.

Https://Wearpanda.Com/ –  Our mission is to connect the dots between intention and impact; from the farmers that harvest our sustainable Mosu Bamboo  all the way to the growing network of Panda affiliates scanning new horizons through our lenses. – Our vision is to one day provide all kids in need with the tools they need to learn and be creative.  We think that school supplies should be available to every child in every classroom, and teachers should not have to spend their hard-earned money to make that happen. To address this, Yoobi keeps a simple promise – for every Yoobi item you buy, a Yoobi item is donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.* Since we launched, we’ve donated school supplies to more than 3 million kids. – We work with a handful of partners worldwide to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. There are two models we employ:

1) Empowering adult men and women with training opportunities to administer basic eye exams and sell glasses for ultra-affordable prices

2) Directly giving vision care and glasses to school-age children in their classrooms, where teachers are often the first to spot issues – For every item purchased, one headband is given to a child with cancer.  Since April 2012, headbands of hope has donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the united states. we believe fashion can be the greatest vehicle to a positive self-identity. – FEED is a social business, which means there is an enduring principle at the heart of what we do: people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world. As such, all of our products are produced under fair-labor conditions. We are also committed to using environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton and burlap, whenever possible.  We are also proud to work with artisans for a growing number of collections. We work with established cooperatives in Colombia, Guatemala, Haití, India, Kenya, El Salvador, and Peru to provide sustainable livelihoods to underserved populations. Through the sale of our artisan-made products, we provide meals in the countries where they were produced, closing the loop on our investment in these communities. – With every piece of american made gear you purchase, Mitscoots will give an equal quality item to someone in need and employ the transitioning homeless to package things up. – With every piece of american made gear you purchase, Mitscoots will give an equal quality item to someone in need and employ the transitioning homeless to package things up. GEAR with a Mission: Get + Give + Employ

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