7 Great Christmas Gifts That Give Back
The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. When the wearer of the key encounters someone else who needs the message on the key, they give it away and then send us the story of their key being paid forward. I have long been a fan of The Giving Keys. Follow and communicate with the founder, Caitlin Crosby.
What you give: Help and employment to those transitioning out of homelessness.
What you get: Keys and an opportunity to do good.
The”Merry & Bright” Christmas Campaign is raising $50,000 to manufacture 10,000 copies of the Second Chance Bible and then distribute these Bibles to men, women and juvenile inmates in 52 prisons across America. Those who gift Bibles to inmates will also get a limited People of the Second Chance T-Shirt or Hoodie. Follow and communicate with the founder, Mike Foster.
What you give: Bibles to inmates.
What you get: T-shirts / Hoodies
Eat Art is an eclectic collection of photographers who are committed to artfully ending hunger. When you purchase any photograph meals are sent to hungry children. You get the art and the kids get to eat. Over 300,000 meals sent so far!
What you give: Meals to hungry kids
What you get: Art
Drink Coffee. Do Good. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. partners with farmers and local community leaders to develop the coffee into a sustainable income, pay a just Living Wage, and strive to further meet the needs of the people. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills, you are receiving coffee that is 100% Arabica, fairly traded, and roasted fresh. Your excellent morning cup is offering hope to these developing coffee communities with each purchase. I am constantly inspired by this creative company that gives back. Communicate with the company and follow the founder, Jonathan Golden.
What you give: Employment and income to hardworking and amazing people.
What you get: Coffee
Follow your bliss and purchase any SLOTH brand shirt or sweater this month and feed a child for a day. For tons of creative ideas and inspiration follow the creator of this brand, Timmy Ham.
What you give: Food to hungry children
What you get: T-shirts / Sweaters
For every pair of Warby Parker glasses you purchase a pair is distributed to someone in need. So far over 1,000,000 pairs of glasses have been given. You can communicate with the CEO of Warby Parker, Dave Gilboa.
What you give: Glasses and the ability to see clearly to people in for the very first time.
What you get: Glasses
Project 7 exists to do good around the globe. With the understanding that people are going to buy things, we decided to make things that they’re already purchasing and use them to solve everyday problems around the globe. Simply, we make products that give back to seven areas of need for good around the globe. Join us in spreading good! The 7 causes chosen by Project 7 are the areas we see the most need in this world. These include: Feeding the Hungry, Healing the Sick, supporting those who Hope for Peace, Housing the Homeless, Quenching Those who Thirst, Teaching them Well, and Saving the Earth. For several years I have learned and been inspired by the founder, Tyler Merrick.
What you give: Food, medicine, housing, clean water, trees, education
What you get: Everyday products like gum!