Monday, November 23, 2015

Gifts That Really Do Make A Difference In The Lives Of Others

Looking for Christmas gifts that will make a difference in the lives of others?  

Here are some suggestions that go beyond the retail-fueled frenzy that tends to, unfortunately, drive this holiday season. More importantly, buying from any of these organizations can truly help others around the world.

1. "Piranda" is Romanian for "gypsy girl" and this was started by Robin Bruski to help change the lives of impoverished people in Romania. Above is a photo of one pair of their shoes. You can find more and learn more about this wonderful organization at:

2. Another is the jewelry made by women in Uganda that can be found at Amazima's website. Whenever you buy something from them, you are not only helping employ women, but also feed hungry children from the slums of Masese. Here is the link:

3. Noonday Collection works in fair trade with artisans from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. They help to not only provide jobs for people but also no-interest loans, scholarships, and more to impoverished people to help them earn dliving wages to get out of poverty. They are at:

4. Bridgewater Candles takes part of their proceeds to help feed orphans around the world through Rice Bowls. Already they have provided over 5 million meals. You can go to their site at: 

5. Got someone in your family that loves coffee? Buy from Gobena Coffee and 100% of the proceeds goes to orphan care. They also support Fair Trade and Direct Trade growers. They have roasts from Colombia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala. Here's the link to their site:

When you purchase your Christmas gifts from any one of these organizations, you know that you are not only getting a unique present for a family member, but that you are also helping someone in this world improve their lives. 

If you know of any more that we can spotlight during the Christmas season, please feel free to comment or e-mail us. 

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