Gifts That Give Back

Happy Holidays, everyone! Here are 4 places with gifts that just keep on givin’:

1. “From day one, the mission was at the heart of everything Serengetee. By purchasing fabric from over 25 countries, we support artisans, their families, and ancient fabric making traditions. And by donating 5% back to a diverse range of nearby causes, we work to improve lives in their communities.” Serengetee is SO popular on my college campus and I love wearing cute clothes that support a cause I’m passionate about.

2. “Amani ya Juu means ‘Peace from Above’. We are a social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women.” Doesn’t that sound AWESOME? “In the face of conflict and poverty, women at Amani regain hope and stability and share Christ’s gift of peace in their homes, communities and nations.” The gifts created by Amani are so unique and beaUTIFUL. Like this incredible Hors D’oeuvres set, just in time for the holiday season where your house fills to the brim with family and friends — and good food. Don’t forget that.

3. Days for Girls is an organization I found recently that made my heart SO happy. As someone who is really interested in and passionate about women’s health, I found this organization’s mission to be so incredible: “Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We further this goal by helping girls who would otherwise go without to have access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness. We accomplish this through both direct distribution with many nonprofits, by raising awareness, by helping other organizations start their own programs and importantly, by helping ultra poor communities start their own programs to supply kits and training.” A great way to get involved with Days for Girls is creating these empowering kits filled with tools to help with accessing feminine products and raising awareness.

4. Heifer International is an amazing way to give back and help others in need this holiday season. They work to empower families all over the world and give them the tools they need to create a brighter future. There are so many gift categories to choose from, including agriculture and women’s empowerment.

The gift range in price, from funding a women’s self help group for $72, to sending a young girl to school for $275. Agriculturally, for $30 you can give honey bees, for $20 a flock of chicks, and for $150 an irrigation pump! The possibilities are endless.

Heifer’s approach is unique in that they give families a hand-up, not just a handout. Their model is simple and it works: “Heifer provides livestock and training to a family facing poverty; that family shares the knowledge they receive along with the first female offspring of their livestock with another family, extending the impact of the original gift. As these families achieve self-reliance, entire communities are uplifted. Now THAT is a gift that keeps on giving.”

So, there you have it. Four awesome organizations that give back and spread the true meaning of the Holiday season. Do you have a favorite shop that gives back? Share below!

 

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  • I love Days for Girls! All of these organizations are so great!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks for commenting! I can’t wait to share the Days for Girls kits with my Public Health club at school. Hopefully we’ll be able to help out! Hope you’re doing well! :]

  • These are awesome!! Thank you SO much for sharing!

    Mackenzie | http://www.mackenziekendall.com

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks for commenting! Hope you had a great week!! :]

  • This is a great post idea! I’ll definitely be sharing this so more people will know about these great companies and gifts!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks SO much for sharing Kayla! Hope you’re doing well! :]

  • Miss ALK

    So great to support companies that keep on giving!! Thank-you for providing information about these companies!!

    And hope you’re enjoying your winter break! 🙂

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks girl, I hope you’re enjoying the holidays too! :]

  • I love all of these options! Giving back is so important especially during the holidays.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Savannah Ward

      It really is! Its so easily overlooked and the giving part of Christmas gets ignored so often, but more and more shops are stepping forward and reminding us what the holiday season is about!

  • I love this! I’m always looking for extra ways to give back, and love to do so during the holidays! These are all new-to-me, so thanks for the introductions!

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much for commenting! I’m glad I could share some new organizations with you! 🙂

  • Days for Girls is one of my favorite organizations to get involved with! This is such a great post this time of year!

    • Savannah Ward

      That’s awesome that you’re familiar with them! Thanks so much for commenting!

  • Absolutely love this! I had no idea that Days for Girls existed and now I want to find a way for one of my orgs to get involved! Thanks for sharing.
    xx, Southwestern Prepster

    • Savannah Ward

      When I found Days for Girls, I was SO excited! I can’t wait to share with my organization and I’m so glad you are too! Thanks for commenting!

  • I’m loving that $30 can give honeybees for Heifer International. I’ll have to seriously look into some of these options!

    Jadoregrace

    • Savannah Ward

      I know! How cool is that?! Thanks for commenting!

  • I think it is important to remember to give back at this time of year. Thanks for featuring brands that help make a difference!

  • Elana Lyn Gross

    I love buying gifts that give back. My dad loves wooden bowls and cooking supplies — odd but true. I think I know what to get him as a belated Hanukkah present!

  • Loved this post! Sometimes we forget the meaning of Christmas and these gifts are perfect for giving back! Thanks for sharing these companies!
    Rebecca
    http://www.sunnyrebecca.com

  • Aw these are my FAVORITE kind of gift guides! Thank you for sharing!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.thediaryofadebutante.com