Ways to Give

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It’s a happy coincidence that Giving Tuesday has fallen on my birthday this year! We’ve collected a few ideas on ways to give back through monetary donations or gifting. Although there are also so many things to get involved with locally as well. Would love to hear your ideas, but here are some of ours…

CHARITIES

Every Mother Counts:  Supporting safe pregnancy and birth worldwide (image below)

UNICEF: “UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, helping to mobilize the largest humanitarian operation in history and working closely with partners to provide education, physical protection, psychological support and clothing to Syrian refugee children in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and other countries; immunize children against disease; and provide millions of people with access to safe drinking water.”

Kiva: Easy way to support small businesses worldwide by small loans

Save the Children: Help children worldwide in crisis including the 23 million displaced refugees. Right now Johnson & Johnson is matching any gift you give 2x

NuDay Syria: aiding Syrian mothers, children, and families

Charity:Water: supporting clean water sources worldwide  (lots of water-themed gifts to shop here too)

International Rescue Committee: The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. “At work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.”

Days for Girls: Helping girls stay in school by providing sanitary supplies. More about it here

World Wildlife Fund: A virtual adoption to their global conservation efforts. Great for kids to help pick an animal they want to virtually adopt (and they receive a plush animal and other goodies in the mail)

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GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK: Here’s a very short list (there are so many!) of gifts that support or give back to underprivileged communities

Live Fashionable: Beautiful products made by disadvantaged women worldwide, with courageous stories of overcoming all kind of challenges

Schoola: Shop for holiday outfits, support your local schools, and clean out your closets

Soko: Ethically made jewelry by artisans in developing countries. Love this cuff with your initials and the initials of the woman who made it is a lovely gift idea)

Humble Hilo: supporting Guatemalan women makers. Also portion of every purchase goes towards one of these causes

Prosperity Candle: supporting equal opportunity for women refugees

Toms: One pair of shoes donated for every pair bought and now you can also shop a curated selection of goods help to support craftspeople throughout the world

Ten Thousand Villages: fair trade gifts

Would love to here your favorite ways to give!

(Image above of our DIY gift toppers from last year)

 

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