With the holidays approaching, we wanted to share a few ideas from our giving guide for gifts that mean something as you shop this year for your loved ones. We believe that you can find fun, cute, and interesting gifts that also serve a purpose – from employing underserved women around the corner to empowering families around the world.
MADE by DWC offers handmade candles, journals, tote bags, and soap that are created by women who are breaking the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment. Women develop social and vocational skills in their workshops and all proceeds benefit the Downtown Women’s Center. Shop online, check them out at select Bloomingdales, or visit their boutique near Skid Row in Los Angeles.
The Giving Key believes that we all have a unique message to share and you can find the perfect one on a unique piece of jewelry! From bracelets to cuffs to necklaces for both men and women, the Giving Key hires individuals transitioning out of homelessness to make the keys from partner nonprofits like Chrysalis and PATH.
Stone + Cloth makes beautiful and useful, made in America, bags and backpacks that also give back. The company partners with the Knock Foundation to provide scholarships for students in developing countries.
LSTN creates high quality headphones made from real wood and a variety of other audio devices. Their partnership with the Starkey Hearing Foundation helps fund hearing restoration around the world so that others can enjoy the sound of music too.
Miir sells sleek reusable water bottles that simultaneously ensures clean water for those living around the world. Through their projects around water and affordable transportation, each purchase of a Miir product allows you to track your impact with a unique code on each item.
Stand Up 2 Cancer offers a variety of products from clothing to jewelry and many feature their fighting message, “Cancer Doesn’t Stand a Chance”. All products support the SU2C campaign which funds collaborative, translational cancer research to bring treatments from the bench to the bedside faster.
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