When it comes to buying for the holidays, gift giving can be a stressful process. This year, consider holiday gifts that give back—those that go to help organizations or causes important to the recipient.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude makes gift giving easy, and will notify recipients of your thoughtful gift in their honor
Gifts to Unwrap: Charitable giving doesn’t have to mean there’s nothing to unwrap during your celebrations! There are many places and products online, such as St. Jude online gift shop that donate very large percentages of their proceeds to charity. Does someone need a new pair of shoes? Why not buy them a pair from TOMS, which donates a pair of shoes to people in a developing nation for every pair purchased. (They do the same with sunglasses.)
Accessories: For traditional gifts, visit RED.org. You can find here tablet accessories, designer clothing, music, furnishings, electronics and more. These name brand companies and designers have partnered with RED to split their profits, and 100 percent of what RED gains goes directly into HIV/AIDS work in Africa.
For pet lovers: Check out Wag.com, which sells everything from coffee mugs to tote bags to gifts for your dog. And with 50 percent of the profits going to animal charities, you’ll know that your money is going to an organization in need for the coming year.
There are many worthy organizations out there that offer holiday gifts—I’d love to hear about your favorites below!
This article is one in a series sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and dedicated to the spirit of giving to those in need, at the holidays and year round. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeat s childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.