GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK ~ Hope in a Bottle for Water.org

Image: Water.org

Thanks to Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org has launched a water campaign called “Hope in a Bottle”. In partnership with CamelBak, Water.org has developed a limited-edition, reusable and environmentally friendly water bottle.


The campaign is running through the holiday season and the bottle can only be purchased at gift.water.org with 100 percent of the profits going directly to Water.org projects around the globe. The bottles come in BPA-free plastic ($19) and stainless steel ($25) models.

All in the true spirit of giving, Hope in a Bottle gives you the chance to give a meaningful and original gift to a loved one for the holidays while giving clean water to someone in need. Give just one bottle and you help a child get clean, safe water. Give more and you change even more lives – forever. The need has never been greater and you can make a real difference simply by shopping now.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK ~ Save the Children and IKEA

Cuddly, soft toys – we’ve all loved one. Money raised from the sales of IKEA soft toys is helping children around the world go to school.

IKEA has partnered with Save the Children to offer adorable stuffed soft toys under $10. For every toy sold, 1 euro (approximately $1.35 US dollar) will go to Save the Children and UNICEF to extend and start new children’s educational programs in 22 countries.



The IKEA Soft-Toy campaign began in 2003 and has since raised over 23.8 Million euros for UNICEF and Save the Children ($30 Million USD). Since that time, this program has benefited eight million children in developing countries by giving them the ability to have a better education.



With soft toy prices ranging from just $0.49 to $19.99, these cuddly toys make perfect stocking stuffers, grab bag items and affordable gifts for all of the children on your list. This year, for the first time, the final week of the promotion (December 18th-24th) IKEA will also make a donation of €1 (approximately $1.30) for every IKEA children’s product sold and also for one kids menu item in the IKEA restaurant!



Today’s Pink Product Pick: The KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Artisan Mixer

In support of a cure for breast cancer, pink is a wonderful color for the celebrity appliance in your kitchen! When you purchase this pastel appliance, KitchenAid will donate fifty dollars to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Cook for the Cure! I love this mixer! What’s not to love? You can make anything from creamed butter, cookie dough and dough for bread. The mixer can be used at 10 different speeds, which gives you greater control in the mixing process. A large 5 quart bowl allows you to hold all your ingredients together without any major problems. The head of the mixer can be tilted back, which makes it very easy to access your mixture. The Pink KitchenAid mixer also comes with a 2-piece pouring shield, that also has a large opening to add more ingredients.  I especially love that $50 of my purchase goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer research foundation. I’ve wanted one of these for SO long, and I’m going to donate my older KitchenAid model to our local soup kitchen and treat myself to this beautiful Artisan model. I’ve been considering a stand mixer for a while, so this looks like the perfect model for me. So pretty…
http://www.kitchenaid.com/
$349



Shop for a Cause! THINK PINK: Philosophy’s Shower for the Cure

Is it possible to be philanthropic even in the shower?
It is now!
  
In support of breast cancer awareness month, 100% of net proceeds from Philosophy’s Shower for a Cure Gel benefit EFI’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.

Shower for the Cure is available online all year in a 16 oz size ($20). Throughout the month of October, an exclusive 24 oz bottle will also be available at Nordstrom stores ($24).

If you’re going to buy a Breast Cancer Awareness product, this one is a worthy candidate: It smells fantastic, and all net proceeds are benefiting the cause!

Foodie for Good: Marathon of Miracles Bars

On a frantic search for the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth?  The cause behind these Marathon of Miracle bars will make you want to grab another bite! The snack was created by Marathon of Miracles, an organization that helps promote cancer awareness and raises funds for cancer research. These chewy, nutty bars are not only great-tasting and good for you — 100% of the net profits after taxes are donated to Marathon of Miracles to fund its’ wellness and cancer prevention efforts!

Marathonof miracles.org, $24/dozen

Wear it on your wrist…Kate Spade makes bracelets for charity

Kate Spade has done it again!  This time she’s designed these gorgeous bangle bracelets to benefit Women For Women International, on their Bridge Campaign to help promote micro-enterprises for women still recovering throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bracelet is engraved with “hand in hand” on the outside. On the inside, it’s printed with the positive message, ”strength in numbers.” Each bracelet costs $48 at Katespade.com with 25 percent of all bracelet sales going to Women For Women International… making this bangle the perfect gift for any mother, sister, daughter or girlfriend.

Bra Recycling – Providing bras to women in need

If you’re like me, when you hear the word “recycling,” you immediately think of a paper recycling or collecting containers of aluminum cans. Here’s a twist, however, on the traditional model of recycling.  One organization wants women across the country to think about recycling their bras, in addition to all the traditional recycling items.

The Bra Recyclers is part of the Bosom Buddy organization, an Arizona-based 501(c)3 organization.
Bosom Buddy Recycling will take your old bras and give them to deserving women around the country including women’s shelters, transitional housing, and breast cancer-survivor support groups.


We all have a few bras we’ll never wear again or that we never have worn due to fit, either way, don’t toss out that bra.  There are plenty of people in need of what you have, right now. Click here to learn more.

Recycling Your Bras in 4 easy steps:
Wash It. All bras should be washed.

Tag It. Fill out Bra Recycling Form.

Box It. Place your bras in a box or large envelope.

Drop It Off or Mail It to:

3317 S. Higley Rd, Ste 114-441

Gilbert, AZ 85297