Shopping with a Heart Part II

As the holidays are approaching, I am once again looking at how to find gifts that go above and beyond the standard tchotchke. I have started receiving the standard barrage of email advertisements from various retail companies. There are two companies that have stood out among the rest, however, as they have added a charitable component to their standard models.

Gifts (Photo credit: Guudmorning!)

First up is Toms. I’ve been a long-time fan of Toms, which is a company that started out making shoes. Their model always included that for every pair of shoes sold, a pair would be …read more

Holiday Shopping with a Heart

Gift Box (Photo credit: Maeflower72)

In the midst of all of the holiday madness and shopping it’s easy to lose your head, but be sure not to lose your heart this year! Consider giving or requesting a gift that makes an impact. Many organizations offer gift opportunities that help promote a cause, support their work, and/or raise awareness of important issues.

Check out some of these organizations and their gift options:

Amnesty International – Browse a variety of fair-trade and ethically made gifts whose sale supports Amnesty’s fight for human rights. Human Rights Watch – Create a tribute gift …read more