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A couple of weeks ago I went to CA to visit my mother and extended family, including my sisters and brothers. It was a really nice visit. Just before I left, my sister, Donna, came out and gave my sisters and I the necklace pictured above. It represents the sisters in our family. There were 5 of us, only 4 of us are left on earth now, and we feel a strong bond with one another. It was a sweet and touching gift. Then, she told us that she purchased them from a company called Greater Good. This company has donated a portion of their proceeds from the sale of their products to various charities in order to benefit the world and to make it a better place. Knowing that made this gift even sweeter. Greater Good gives to charities that help people, animals and the planet. Since 1999 they have donated over 35 million dollars to these causes. This is not an affiliate link, it is just that I love their desire to make the world a better place, and the prices are very affordable.
Not only does this company have sweet jewelry, but they also have other awesome items such as home decor items, apparel, and look at these sweet mugs!
This company gave me the idea to talk about some other companies who donate a portion of their profits to charitable causes. At this time of year when we are gift buying for people who often already have what they want or need and who can be difficult to buy for, these gifts can be a bonus to share with them about how their gift also gave to someone else. So, this is this week's Friday Faves, Gifts that give twice!
Origami Owl-This company is based in Arizona and sells beautiful jewelry that you customize yourself. One of the categories of charms and jewels that they sell is called Force For Good. From this site they have special products that when purchased, a portion of the proceeds go to help military families, suicide prevention and individuals.
Hand in Hand Soap-You can purchase these products at Target! This company has a buy a bar give a bar policy. When the founders of this company found out that 45% of the water related illness deaths in children around the world could have been prevented by simple handwashing, they decided to come up with a product to save lives. Not only do they sell bars of soap, but they have body scrubs and other products as well.
Out of Print-This site is the perfect place to find a gift for the avid readers in your life. When you purchase from them, they support literacy programs and donate books around the world. They have a Harry Potter department with amazing shirts and socks, Little Golden Books, and all kinds of products categorized by title, author or genre. Here are a few of my favorites:
I know that there are other companies that do similar programs that help the world. Such as Tom's shoes who donate shoes to those in need when you buy a pair. Some companies run campaigns that last a certain amount of time, such as Colorstreet who have at times had special programs for charities such as Autism Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness.
What companies do you love because they help you to give twice? Drop a comment at the end of the post!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!