Raise your hand if you’re a last-minute shopper? *sheepishly raising hand* No worries—you’re not alone.
This year we’re helping you get a head start with our #GivingTuesday gift guide. These five gifts from our nonprofit friends are not only unique, they also support lifesaving work happening around the world for happy and healthy families. We love a gift that gives back, and we hope you do too. Happy shopping!
Give a gift that supports strong families and communities for children in need
$34 | alexandani.com
This year SOS Children’s Villages partnered with ALEX AND ANI to design a special “Imagine” Sandcastle Charm Bangle. The bracelet is priced at $34 and comes in Rafaelian silver and gold. From May to December 2017, SOS Children’s Villages will receive a 20% donation of the purchase price to support its mission of building strong families and communities for children in need in 135 countries. To purchase the bangle online click here.
Give a gift that gives back to the people who made it
$55 | ShareHope
Are you looking to share hope this holiday season? Do you want the clothes you buy to make a difference in the lives of the people who made them? Then the ShareHope leggings are the perfect gift! Made with pride in Haiti from top quality fabric, the ShareHope leggings are perfect for the gym or for the conference room, for doing groceries or for just lounging around. And even better, 100% of the profit goes to fund health and education programs for workers in the Haitian garment sector, helping you make a real difference in their lives.
Give a gift of lifesaving surgery
Starting at $15 | fistulafoundation.org
Fistula Foundation is offering a variety of holiday cards and gifts this holiday season—a simple donation can spread holiday cheer and help provide critical treatment for women in need.
Jingle Bangles: A Congolese proverb says, “A single bracelet does not jingle.” Your support will ring loud and clear when you wear this chiming set of three open-ended bangle cuff bracelets in soft gold, silver and copper tone metal. Each is engraved to help you tell the story of the work you support—click here for special holiday discounts.
Boxed Holiday Cards: Each package of 12 notecards contains three copies of four card designs, wishing your loved ones a “Happy New Year,” “A World of Best Wishes,” and “Happy Holidays” in several languages. All cards are blank inside with white mailing envelopes. Click here to order.
Give a scarf that protects families against malaria
$100 | marketplace.jhpiego.org
Jhpiego’s Women of the World scarf looks good and does good: proceeds from the sale of the scarf will benefit women like Sarah Mamadjibeye, a community health worker in Chad who educates families on the proper use of bed nets to stay safe from mosquito-borne diseases. Sarah’s likeness appears in the scarf’s southwest corner. A kaleidoscope of saffron-indigo-violet created by Collection 18 Art Director Rachel Rowberry exclusively for Jhpiego, the richly patterned silk square can be yours for $100 – visit marketplace.jhpiego.org to purchase in one of two colors! Make your gift count this season!
Give a gift to end pediatric AIDS
Starting at $15 | m2m.org/donate
More than 200 babies are infected with HIV each day in sub-Saharan Africa. On Giving Tuesday, you can help prevent this with a donation to mothers2mothers (m2m), an Africa-based not-for-profit that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate pediatric AIDS and create healthy families. m2m employs, trains, and helps to empower HIV-positive women. These “Mentor Mothers” work in local communities and at health centers to ensure that women and their families get the health advice and essential medical care they need and are supported to stay on treatment. m2m’s work has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, created thousands of jobs, and given health and hope to some of the most marginalized in communities across ten African countries. Donate here.