Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tis the season right?

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/

Flex Watches:

10 different colored watches that support 10 different charities.
http://flexwatches.com/landing.php

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/

TWOLA :

Straight from their site, "To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery."
http://twloha.zambooie.com/

Plates with a Purpose :

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
http://www.plateswithpurpose.com/shop/

Tiny Revolutionary:

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
http://www.tinyrevolutionary.com/shop.html

The Working Proof:

For the art lover. 15% of these prints go back to the organization that they represent. Very cool.
http://www.theworkingproof.com/

Jedidah USA:

$10 goes to the non profit organization that the Tshirt, hat or bag that it was designed for.
http://www.jedidiahusa.com/store/holiday2011.html

St Jude Children's Research Hospital :

100% of the profits, after expenses goes to benefit St Jude Research Hospital
http://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/index.do

Invisible Children :

Something I've written about before. This organization is trying to stop the use of children soldiers in Africa .
http://store.invisiblechildren.com/apparel

Love 146 :

An organization that is trying to abolish child sex slavery and exploitation. Items purchased will help them do this. http://love146.definingapparel.com/index.php

Commonthreadz :


Every T shirt purchased send a school uniform to am orphan in Africa or feeds an orphan for one entire month. http://commonthreadz.org/shop/index.php

Out of Print Clothing:

For every item sold a book is donated to a child in need. http://outofprintclothing.com/



1 comment:

redellen14 said...

So proud of you. Jesus is the reason for the season..