"But it really does not matter what you are called, or where your work is placed, as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place."
- Charles Schulz
Posts tagged "Giving"
Jedidiah Rooted in Love.
Jedidiah is a humanitarian-based brand that uses the media of apparel & art to cultivate change. Jedidiah partners every season with different non-profit organizations and causes to create a line of products that raise money for those causes and spread awareness. The head designer Kelli Murray fuses her passion for fashion & illustration to create unique graphics that celebrate the heart of the causes (and happens to be one of my FAVORITE illustrators).
(Shown in Illustration - drawn with Kelli Murray’s characters) Hope Alive T-Shirt: $26 (Proceeds will be used to help fund a StandUp For Kids homeless center in NYC)
FEED Create Good Products that Help Feed the World.
Founded in 2006, FEED has donated over $6 million & 60 million meals. FEED is a line of products designed & created from environmentally-friendly and artisan materials through Fair Labor production.
“Ultimately, we believe that everyone has the right to basic human necessities, such as healthy and nutritious food. FEED is proud to help FEED the world, one bag at a time.” - FEED
The FEED shop has gifts for everyone in the family - from a FEED duffle for Dad, a FEED market shopping tote for Mom, to Tees/Accessories/Jewelry & FEED bears for siblings. Each gift gives back in their own way.
(Shown in Illustration) FEED 2 BAG: $100 (each bag purchased provides school meals for 2 children for 1 year) FEED 1 Water Bottle: every water bottle purchased will allow UNICEF to provide water to one child for one year FEED 5 Bear: $60 - each “Plumpy” bear purchased will provide 5 treatments of Plumpy’Nut (a high nutrient paste)
While Christmas shopping with young kids, make sure to make Macy’s one of your shopping destinations. Macy’s is giving kids a chance to give back this holiday season by having them write a letter addressed to Santa at the North Pole and drop it off into the Believe letterbox (usually located in the children’s department). For every letter sent to Santa, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (up to $1,000,000).
TOMS is a company that completely embodies, celebrates, and inspires the whole movement of giving back.
TOMS began as founder Blake Mycoskie, on a trip in Argentina, realized how many children are without shoes. From then, TOMS (short for “Tomorrow”) spread the concept of “One for One” like wild fire. TOMS’ concept of giving is simple: for every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child in need.
TOMS new venture is giving SIGHT. With TOMS eyewear, for every pair of sunglasses purchased, TOMS gives someone else the eyecare (Medical Treatment, Prescription Glasses, or Sight-saving Surgery) they need.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Finding cures. Saving children.
This Christmas, shop for gifts at the St. Jude online Holiday Gift Shop! Find presents for everyone in the family. Favorite brands, such as DKNY, Juicy Couture, Sanrio, Lucky Brand, Nine West, and Paul Frank all feature exclusive St. Jude styles.
100% of profits (after all related expenses) benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their mission is “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research & treatment”. Donations are used to continue the assurance that no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay and to fuel further research for cures & treatments.
Three friends (Kohl, Travis & Stewart) knew they wanted to make a difference. With their crochet skills, open hearts, and their passion to help others, Krochet Kids was born.
Kohl, Travis, and Stewart went to Uganda and taught the people there, whom were adversely affected by the rebel army terror, how to crochet. Each Krochet Kids product is signed by the artist in Uganda who made it by hand. Today over 100 people work in the Krochet Kids facilities in Northern Uganda. These crochet hats have provided employment and empowerment to overcome poverty for the artists in Uganda.