For many of us, it is never too early to start thinking about creative and meaningful gifts for the holidays. If you want to spread holiday cheer to gift recipients as well as people in need around the world, then this resource is for you: Shop With Meaning!
This website highlights a product each day that generates a donation off each purchase. They feature all types of transaction-based giving including one-for-one products (buy one give one) and products where a donation for a charity is raised based off of the sales price.
Here are some examples of what the site features:
Apparel – You can buy “pink” items that support breast cancer research to crochet hats made by women in Uganda who will earn family income from the sales.
Beauty and Wellness – Try out Soapbox soaps, a one-for-one manufacturer, where they give a bar of soap to a needy child every time you purchase one for yourself. Or, how about Radiant Cosmetics which donates proceeds to help end human trafficking.
This site encourages us to think differently about our purchase decisions and offers a fresh way to bring new meaning to shopping for the holidays or year round!
© YesKidzCan!, 2011