The holiday season brings out the giving in all of us. With so many nonprofits and charity organizations, it can be overwhelming sifting through the noise to find ones who truly make an impact. As I have become more consciously aware, I search for ways to give back as much as possible. In my search of trying to become a smarter consumer and create a more sustainable world to live in, I came across a few businesses I wanted to share that allow you to shop AND help support a cause while doing so, (amazing, right?) Below are eight sites you should check out if you want do your part in making the world a better place and are planning on shopping for loved ones this holiday season.
So much goodness all in one place ♥
The Tote Project is built on a belief that there is hope for the millions of victims of modern day slavery worldwide. The Tote Project is a way to spread hope, and show people that difficult experiences don’t have to feed into fear, shame and regret, but can instead be turned into compassionate, loving action for the greater good. Their site sells totes and pouches with beautiful watercolored images adorned with inspirational quotes, making these a perfect gift for the hard to please.
At The Giving Keys, they wanted to inspire the world to pay it forward, so they built it into how run their business. Through social impact employment model, every product you purchase supports job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness. Their necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and key chains are imprinted with a single word message, you then are encouraged to 'pay it forward' if you find someone else who could benefit from the message of your item.
Bright Endeavors transforms the lives of young moms by teaching them to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through their paid job training program, they provide the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and begin working toward professional success. Their candles are perfect for every occasion, available in seasonal and year-long favorite scents. They can be purchase in bulk, individually, as well as providing a more mindful candle to venues, restaurants, and event professionals in Chicago.
This can be incorporated in your every day purchases as well as make for great stocking stuffers in the holidays with a powerful impact! Project 7 is a specialty gum and mint brand dedicated to giving back to 7 areas of need in the world, all products are proudly made in America, they also partner with non-profits making impacts both in America and abroad. Great Tasting and World Changing. And to top it off they have SO MANY different fun and funky flavors...Champagne Dreams, Moscow Mule, and Old Fashion gummy bears?!?!?! YES PLEASE
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