We all hope to marry someone "who makes us a better person," along with many other things. I have to say I did marry this person. Each day my husband touches my heart with how "good" he truly is. He's not perfect of course, because none of us are, but he tries always to be good, see good and do good. This Christmas he asked for only gifts that give back when they are purchased. Of course I could donate the money I plan to use for his gifts to organizations but by buying a tangible gift you always promote awareness of what you have supported. This is what makes it even more important to my husband.
Now we knew of a few companies that did this sort of thing but I needed more and I happily took the mission to find them. In researching this, I realized just how hard it was to come by these type of companies/organizations. Because it was challenging for me to find them, I decided to post about it, in hopes that when others search for this, they find my post to help them.
Here are some of the great companies.
Tom's Shoes :
Every pair purchased they send a pair to a child in need http://www.toms.com/
10 different colored watches that support 10 different charities.
Krochet Kids International :
Buy a hat change a life. Anytime you buy one of these hats you help women in Uganda obtain better skills and capital to know a better future. Every hat is signed by the person who made it too. So cool. http://www.krochetkids.org/
Straight from their site, "
A series of custom glass plates designed to raise awareness of the missions of our non-profit partners. With your help, Riverside donates 15% of our Plates With Purpose
More than 15% of our their profits go directly to children’s charities so you can feel good about working with a company that puts its money where its marketing is!
Very cool T shirts for all ages
The Working Proof:
For the art lover. 15% of these prints go back to the organization that they represent. Very cool.
$10 goes to the non profit organization that the Tshirt, hat or bag that it was designed for.
St Jude Children's Research Hospital :
100% of the profits, after expenses goes to benefit St Jude Research Hospital
Items purchased will help them do this. http://love146.definingapparel.com/index.php