Pay It Forward Gifts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Whether you're buying a gift for Valentines Day or another event, a gift that gives back is thoughtful and promotes a good cause. Here are some ideas for pay it forward gifts...

1. UNICEF: Unicef has many Charity gifts they sell online for adults, children, and special occasions. A personal favorite were the multicolored beaded earrings! All proceeds go to Unicef

2. The Pink Ribbon Store: Sells goods that help the National Breast Cancer Foundation reach thousands of women in need each year. Goods range from pink socks to hats and water bottles! Perfect for V-Day!

3. TOMS: This newly popular shoe is not only fashion foward but gives shoes to children in need for every pair that you buy!

According to http://www.toms/com by not wearing shoes children are at risk for...

•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.

4.  Bead for Life:  BFL is a nonprofit organization and member of the Fair Trade Federation that works to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens.

Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads and communities in northern Uganda gather shea nuts and press them into shea butter for cosmetics and soaps.

5. Prosperity Candle: They "aspire to partner with thousands of women, providing them with a unique opportunity through candle-making: an opportunity to not only survive—but to truly thrive. Our Shared Prosperity business model acknowledges the women we work with as key partners in our business. It’s this business model that enables us to share our financial success with them."

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