This holiday season I’d rather make a difference in the world than accumulate things I may never use or give gifts that beg to be re-gifted.
Here are a few conscious giving gift ideas to put on your list for Santa or give to those closest to you:
Ethical Ocean- Ethical Ocean provides eco-friendly products, enabling buyers them to make smarter choices for themselves and the environment. Everything on the site is eco-friendly, animal friendly, or people friendly. I’m eying the reusable sandwich and produce bags!
The Fistula Foundation- Make a donation or purchase a gift to repair women’s bodies broken during childbirth in poor countries.
National Wildlife Foundation- Adopt a baby giraffe and receive a plush toy giraffe friend!
Heifer International- Donate an animal. Help children and families around the world receive training and animal gifts that help them become self-reliant.
Humane Society- Make a one-time donation in the name of a family member, friend or favorite pet and receive a personalized Humane Society greeting card.
Beams of Grace- Choose by gift or cause to make a difference. Search-friendly website allows you to make a donation to the charity that pulls at your heart or purchase an item with that money going to the charity. Beams of Grace supported me after my accident. <3
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital- Donate a share of chemotherapy, a “No Mo’ Chemo” party and more for kids battling at St. Jude.
BAD RAP- BAD RAP took most of the Michael Vick pit bulls and works hard to rehabilitate dogs and educate the public. Shop T-shirts and other merchandise to support their efforts. One of these shirts is the only thing I’ve asked for this Christmas.
Armed with a Paintbrush- Support this organization, who empowers disadvantaged youth in Vietnam through art, and receive a child’s painting.
What gift have you given or received that made you feel good?