â€˜Tis the season for dashing through the malls. Oops- IÂ mean HALLS! Itâ€™s holiday crunch time, and between theÂ ugly sweater parties, office pot lucks, decorating, tree lightings, ChristmasÂ card sending, holiday baking sprees and open houses, you wonâ€™t be able to actually breatheÂ until New Yearâ€™s. And then thereâ€™s the SHOPPING! Between Black Friday and Christmas Eve youâ€™ll do your part to single-handedly revive theÂ retail environment, purchasing gifts for family and friends, pets, co-workers, kids- kids that donâ€™t even belong to you- and those distant relatives you havenâ€™t seen in a year.
Itâ€™s easy to get caught up inÂ the beautiful, glittering madness that definesÂ the holiday season,Â so Philly Gives hasÂ made it easy for you to make a huge impact and help some incredible causes-Â just by doingÂ yourÂ holiday shopping!
The products listed below wereÂ featured on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia on Wednesday, December 17th.
1.Â Waveborn SunglassesÂ Did you know that 39 million people worldwide are are blind, and that over half of those people suffer from correctable blindness? Did you know that just by rocking an incredible pair of sunglasses that you could provide corrective vision to one of those 39 million people? 10% of each purchase is donated toÂ help fund a sight restoring cataract surgery through SEE International (surgeries can cost as little as $100!). I love a good oversized frame, and I need theseÂ Monica Oversized SunglassesÂ in my life. Like, now. Save 30% on your entire purchase byÂ entering code “PHILLYGIVES” at check out!
2.Â SenhoaÂ JewelryÂ The decadent, opulent statement jewelry from Senhoa is as grand as their mission- to end human trafficking among the most vulnerable populationsÂ around the globe. The Senhoa FoundationÂ supports those in danger and survivors of human trafficking through prevention, rehabilitation and advocacy programs- and 100% of net profits benefit this incredible program. Make a glam statement with theÂ Solidarity NecklaceÂ (which definitely made my Christmas listâ€¦!)
3.Â Hand In Hand SoapÂ Getting clean has never beenÂ more meaningful! Hand crafted in Philadelphia, Hand In Hand â€œSustainable Sudsâ€ products are fair-trade, cruelty free, and palm oil free. Shop their selection of soaps, lip balms, candles, and sugar scrubs (I am obsessed withÂ theÂ Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub!) and for every product purchased, they willÂ donate one bar of soap and one month of clean water to children in need.Â How incredible is that?
4.Â La Fin du CAIDÂ This unisexÂ scent is sweet yet strong, powerful yet subtle (my rule of thumb is if the description sounds like a great wine, it’s probably a must buy!). This one of a kind perfume was developed by theÂ Founder ofÂ Stop Childhood Auto Inflammatory Disease (CAID) NowÂ whose two sons also suffer from rare diseases. 100% of each purchase goes directly towards helping toÂ raise money for cures and treatment.
5.Â Threads For ThoughtÂ These uniquely sustainable threads are definitely on the hot list this season and have been featured on The Talk, Vampire Diaries, New Girl, Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow and Tosh.O. Sheâ€™ll fall head-over-heels forÂ these Fleece Winter Wonderland Leggings, and heâ€™ll be stylish and warmÂ in their Malibu Zip Front Hoodie. When you spend over $100 (no problem there) 10% of your purchase will be donated directly to the International Rescue Committeeâ€™sÂ New Roots program, which helps refugees become self-sufficient and contribute to their new home through community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming. A perfect gift for the cause-concious fashionista!
I hope you’re as inspired to shop AND give by this list as I am! 🙂
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