HOLIDAY GIFTS with GRATITUDE

A radical new shopping platform – TOMS…

By opening up to new ways of giving, we can address a whole new world of needs. After all, if you want to create change, you have to be open to change yourself. Join us, and let’s do even more good together.

Toms Marketplace a New Way to Shop

Toms is sharing a new website with 30 other social entrepreneurs showcasing over 200 products for ethical business.

Do you holiday shopping on one website this year! There is everything from bicycles to beads! This is a great idea to help showcase products that are produced with sustainable intentions. The products available give back in different ways. Some of the companies provide improved livelihoods and economic opportunity to individuals who otherwise might not find employment. Other companies use a portion of their proceeds to support:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Fight Hunger
  • Reforestation
  • Job Creation
  • Health
  • Water

One thing they all have in common is the belief that everyday purchases can create positive change!

Another great way to insure that the products that you buy are produced with ethical business standards is to buy from your local business.  You can ask the shop employees/owners about their inventory and policies regarding the products they sell.

Just recently I visited a local merchant, Zens. I found a beautiful assortment of hand crafted jewelry and native designs. I asked the owner about the wonderful selection of scarves. She reported that the designers that she buys from are very interested in safe working conditions and no child labor. So, don’t be afraid to ask about the products before you make a purchase. Dare to care!

Make some changes in our Christmas/Holiday shopping and buy products that support a positive influence in other lives and communities!

Check out the link above for easy holiday shopping!