This is my gift guide for the friend who likes to give back. Proceeds from all of these gifts are given to a variety of charities, or directly help those in under-developed/etc. countries, and when you give [or get!] a gift that gives back, it's hard to fight the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you've helped someone else :) .
TOMS shoes donates a pair of shoes to a child for every pair purchased. The candles from Pottery Barn help fund St. Jude's research. The FEED bear will ensure that 5 children under the age of 5 will receive a high protein paste to help them properly develop. The clutch was created in togo by a recipient of a microfinance loan through which the female artisans build a small business so they can move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. The headphones benefit Project(RED), which benefits the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa. The lipstick is through M.A.C. cosmetics VIVA Glam fund, which supports HIV/AIDS charities. The snowglobe benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, an organization in the NY area providing support and raising awareness for HIV/AIDS families. The bracelet benefits the NOH8 Campaign, a group assisting in the fight against Prop 8, and promoting tolerance and equality.
1. toms shoes 2. bag 3. lidded candle 4. feed bear 5. headphones 6. lipstick 7. snowglobe 8. bracelet