Feel Good About Giving this Holiday Season

By Global Moms Challenge

December 19, 2017

Your greatness is not in what you have, but what you give. 

Are you still checking names off of your holiday list? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. We’re rounding up a list of gifts from our nonprofit friends that are helping to make the world better. From military families to 2017 hurricane survivors, refugee children and more, these gifts help make a difference in the lives of families everywhere.


Gift a donation in honor of friends and family


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. You can help prevent this with a donation to mothers2mothers (m2m). m2m is 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.


Give a gift that protects refugee moms and babies from malaria

$10 | nothingbutnets.net

Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria. But for just $10, you can help protect children from this deadly, yet preventable disease! When you donate to Nothing But Nets, you are sending life-saving bed nets to protect refugee moms and babies from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. And this year, as a bonus, all gifts are TRIPLED, net for net! Gift a net to refugee families in honor of your loved ones here: nothingbutnets.net/giftanet


Give the gift of education to a refugee student

Various | unausa.org

More than 65 million people worldwide have fled their homes and risked their lives in search of refuge. When young people are forced to flee their homes, they’re also forced to abandon their education. This holiday season, donate to the Adopt-A-Future initiative to provide refugee youth the chance to learn again. Through Adopt-A-Future, UNA-USA, in tandem with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its fundraising arm USA for UNHCR, is working to prevent a lost generation by giving refugee children the education they need to build a better future. Learn more about our initiative and how you can support it here: http://unausa.org/programs/adopt-a-future.


Give a gift that looks good and does good 


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 gift to fight AIDS and save lives

Various | amazon.com/RED

For the first time ever, (RED) is teaming up with Amazon to provide you with one destination to shop more than 150 great (RED) products and gifts that all help fight AIDS. And as the official payment provider of (SHOPATHON)REDBank of America is making your holiday dollars go even further. For every dollar spent on Amazon.com/RED during (SHOPATHON)RED, Bank of America will donate 30 cents to fight AIDS with (RED), up to $1.5 million. Visit Amazon.com/RED to shop (RED) and give back this holiday season!


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.


Gift a gift that nourishes the future for moms and babies

Various | 1000days.bsd.net

Right now in the world, malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child deaths. It’s a race against the clock – and one that we can’t afford to lose. That’s why 1,000 Days won’t stop until every baby can have a healthy start at life. But, we need your support to make it a reality. As a gift to you this holiday season, when you donate $75 or more you will receive a coordinating apron and baby bib giftset in return. It’s a reminder that together, we Nourish The FutureDonate now to receive the giftset.


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 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. To purchase the bangle online click here.


Give a gift that gives moms and babies the healthiest start

$28 | alexandani.com 

ALEX AND ANI® is proud to support the March of Dimes with the Baby Block Charm bangle. This holiday season honor the building of family and moments shared together PLUS help more moms and babies have the healthiest start.

The Baby Block Charm is a perfect gift for the woman who is a foundation in your life and available in gold or silver at ALEX AND ANI retail locations, online and through authorized retail partners nationwide.

GIVES BACK: 20% of the purchase price* from each bangle sold is donated to the March of Dimes (through December 2018).  *Purchase price includes sales to ALEX AND ANI retail and web customers, and authorized retailers.


Give a gift to support families everywhere with Johnson & Johnson


Give a gift that strengthens service members and their families


Keeping our men and women in uniform strong and connected to their loved ones is the USO’s mission. This holiday season, visit USO Wishbook to purchase a Tech to Connect gift for our heroes. You can purchase gifts like comfort food packages, phone calls home, long distance bedtime stories and more. Even better—through December 31, 2017, Johnson & Johnson will match all donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $450,000. Help lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families today: https://usowishbook.uso.org.


Give a child the best chance for success


In the spirit of the holiday giving season, Johnson & Johnson wants to encourage others in making a meaningful impact in the lives of children around the world with their partner, Save the Children. By selecting a gift from Save the Children’s Gifts of Joy catalog, you are making a donation and can help give every child the best chance for success, both domestically and globally. You can purchase things like education for a girl, a basics bag for refugees, clean water, services to help break the cycle of poverty in the U.S., and more. When you purchase an item from the gift catalog, Johnson & Johnson will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to $450,000. Check out their offerings here: http://savethechildren.org/gifts


Give a photo, make an impact.


Donate A Photo is a free downloadable app that takes your photos and turns them into dollars for charity. For every photo you share through the app, Johnson & Johnson gives $1* to a cause you care about. From women’s and children’s health to emergency relief and education and quality, the app has a cause for everyone. Right now, we’re supporting Heart to Heart and Save the Children who are leading efforts to help survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

It’s that simple. Pick a cause, pick a photo and share on the app. Visit www.donateaphoto.com to get started.


Give a pledge that jumpstarts change


CaringCrowd is where public health comes together. Proudly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, this platform lets you crowd fund projects that are transforming health and wellbeing for families around the world (think Go Fund Me for health). A panel of experts carefully reviews each project and funding is always focused on support of specific projects, so you know where your pledge is going. CaringCrowd is also fee-free, so all pledges go directly to the project fund of your choice. The projects on CaringCrowd are inspiring! You can provide dignity to those suffering with mental illness, give health and hope for women and children living with HIV and more. See how you pledge can make a difference here: https://www.caringcrowd.org/


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