Gift Ideas

Compared to some super holiday shoppers I’m probably behind, but I’m feeling ahead with my Christmas gift giving this year!  I’ve only actually bought a few presents, but I have a game plan for everyone on our list!  One thing that I’m trying to do this year is to focus on gifts that are meaningful and make some sort of positive impact — either directly on the life of the recipient, or to the artisan who made the product, or to a community that really needs the help.  Here are a couple of organizations that I plan to support this year:

Noonday Collection

Our passion at Noonday Collection is to connect you with the lives of artisans struggling for a better future while styling you along the way. Fashion and design are a vehicle for opportunity and change. You, too, can be a voice for the oppressed! (from Noonday Collection’s website)

In addition to being an amazing company worth supporting, Noonday’s products are beautiful!  I received a necklace as a birthday gift, and it’s one of my favorite accessories.  The story behind the gift, and knowing that it helped to make someone’s life better, makes me want to wear it even more!

*If you decide to make a purchase from Noonday, feel free to list Holly Wimer as your ambassador — she is the reason why I know about Noonday!

Heifer International

Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. (from Heifer International’s website)

I love the idea of purchasing an animal (or a share of one), a stove, a flock of ducks or making a donation towards clean water projects — gifts that can truly impact the health and prosperity of a community.  I’m amazed by the information, educational resources, and success stories that Heifer has to share.  It is definitely an organization worth supporting!

What organizations do you plan to support this holiday season?  Please share!

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Gift Ideas

  1. I also have supported Heifer several times in the past at Christmas and purchased animals, etc. as gifts to family members. Thanks for the info. on Noonday. Another local organization I support is called “Children Up”. I00% of the money you donate goes to support education for under privileged children in a small village in Uganda. You can also purchase jewelry and art work through them that has been made by women in the village; again 100% of the sale goes to them. The man that runs this organization is a retired high school art teacher from Elmhurst.

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