Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift this year? How about something a little different that doesn’t just benefit the receiver, but also the creator.
DoGoodBuyUs (sponsor of this post) is an online marketplace for goods that do good. With each purchase, 50%+ of proceeds are dedicated to causes both in locally and around the globe. When purchasing, you can select by cause or by item. Causes include education, women’s causes, and the environment. Here are a few favorite gifts. (Click on the images to buy.)
5 Mother’s Day Gifts that Give
Supported Cause: A portion of the proceeds from this bracelet will go to support empowerment organizations such as after school programs, microloans, educational initiatives, and career development organizations. Find more at www.birdandstone.com
Cause category: Education
Hidden Baby Handbags
Supported Cause: A portion of Hidden Baby sales are donated to nonprofit partners helping babies-in-need.
Cause category: Health, Women’s
Long Short Necklace
Support Cause: Each piece of Senhoa jewelry is either handmade by a survivor of human trafficking or a young woman vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Proceeds from sales go directly to fund Senhoa’s community development projects providing rescue, rehabilitation, education and social reintegration for young women sold into slavery.
Cause Category: Arts & Culture, Women
Thistle Farms Liquid Soap
Support Cause: Thistle Farms is a social enterprise for women who have survived lives of violence, prostitution and addiction. The women create natural bath and body products by hand that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. All proceeds directly support their efforts to sustain independent, healthy lives for themselves and their children. Through Thistle Farms, the women gain much needed job skills as well as learn responsibility and cooperation.
Cause Category: Women, Health
Malaika for Life Bracelets
Support Cause: For each bracelet buy, Malaika4Life provides life-saving medication to a child or mother in need with malaria.
Cause Category: Every year 800,000 children die of malaria. Malaika, which means “angel” in Swahili, was founded to provide life-saving medication to a child with malaria. For the widows and HIV-positive women who craft the bracelets, Malaika For Life provides a sustainable income that in turn facilitates economic development for their local Tanzanian community.
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