Gifts That Give Back

Not only are these great gifts to give, but they’re gifts that give back.  Make the season bright for a loved one and someone in need.

Akola Jewelry
This Dallas-based non-profit jewelry brand reinvests 100% of each purchase to support impoverished communities in Uganda while training women in both Uganda and Dallas to be artisans.  They also have a second-chance job program for women in Dallas who have had criminal records, allowing them to reenter the workforce.

Angela Roi Handbags
Angela Roi is all about ethical fashion.  Each handbag is crafted from EPUL (Exquisite Polyurethane Leather), their work environment is grounded in a fair wage with no child labor and they are proudly partnered with the ASPCA, to whom a portion of each sale is donated. Add to that beautiful and durable gold-plated hardware and this makes a great gift for someone special- including you!

Detonated bomb scraps from the Vietnam War are turned into jewelry and accessories made by villagers in Laos, the world's most heavily-bombed country per capita.  Each purchase clears 3 square meters or more of the 20 million active bombs that litter the country making the land safe for children and families.  ARTICLE22 donates an additional 10% of total profits to the Village Development Fund. 

The Barefoot Book of Children
Empower tomorrow's global citizens to grasp today's critical social issues with The Barefoot Book of Children. Hand-painted illustrations and straightforward text directly engage the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? How are we different? And most importantly: How are we alike? For each book purchased through December, an additional copy is donated to DFW Toys For Tots.

beyond Beanie
beyondBeanie is an up-and-coming social clothing company that makes awesome beanies and accessories. Every time you make a purchase, you are supporting the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her work while helping to provide meals, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need. Just 1 beanie provides 5 meals! Be sure to check out their other products too!

Conscious Step Socks
Their powerful mantra “Ordinary purchase. Extraordinary purpose” is reinforced by their partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious charitable organizations. Each pair is embroidered to show which part of the fight for a better world it supports and exactly how much your purchase provides. Single pairs are $14.95.

Green Goo
Green Goo formulas are created using timeless herbal wisdom with natural ingredients to produce Food for Your Skin. Rethinking First Aid and Body Care Products, there’s no aluminum, propanediol, propylene glycol, or artificial ingredients.  By infusing fresh and dried herbs in organic oils the potency of product is maximized.  All Green Goo Animal First Aid sales contribute to 1% for the Planet.

Grins To Go
Give One Smile. Get Two in Return- The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s Grins2 Program provides a great gift for one child and UHCCF medical grant to another!  Each Grins to Go drawstring bag is filled with an assortment of popular toys and activities designed for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12.

Sydney Page Backpacks
For every Sydney Page Backpack sold, another is filled with school supplies and donated to a child in need.

They’re not just slip-ons.  From shoes to sunglasses bags and coffee, check out TOMS full line of one-for-one merchandise.   Buy a pair of shoes, TOMS will give a pair to a child in need.  Buy a pair of glasses, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need.  TOMS currently has more than 100 giving partners in more than 70 countries.

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