Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2010 gift guide - the charitable one

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. 

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