December 7, 2010
Over the next week, I'll be posting a few gift ideas each day that for those of you that aren't doing a thrift store exchange this Christmas *coughmyfamilycough.* In between final papers and Spanish presentations (plural), I've thoroughly enjoyed scouring the net to find gifts that give to causes that I believe are not only doing good, but are promoting sustainability.
Just consider me your personal shopper. I'm good at it this way. In person, I tend to try on dresses I can't get out of, and I get a little emotional in the shoe aisle (I will forever remember the words: "but you have three pairs of black heels already!" like the tragic end of a very, very good dream - and I'm sure my freshman year roommate will forever remember the half an hour lecture I gave her on rounded sling backs versus three inch stilettos, versus two inch stilettos for the rest of her days as a shoe deprived legal secretary).
In other news, I'm running half on caffeine and half on kung pau chicken, so I should probably stop talking.
Hats, clothing and accessories from from Krochet Kids International, empowering the women of Northern Uganda with the assets, skills, and knowledge to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Check out their projects in Northern Uganda here.
Paper Culture plants in a tree in your name every time you order one of their unique, beautiful recycled cardstock designs. Not to mention, if you enter ”CA10″ at check out, 20% of your order will go directly to the Somaly Mam Foundation to help end human trafficking and slavery worldwide.
Jewelry at sanctuary is made by 12-19 year girls that have survived human trafficking and are in the process of being restored through education, counseling, vocational training, and mental, emotional and spiritual healing.