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Support children around the world this holiday season

Support children around the world this holiday season

Doing some last minute holiday shopping? Use your gifts as a way to spread generosity and kindness! When searching for the perfect presents for everyone on your holiday shopping list, look for gifts that also benefit children in need around the world. 

From jewelry to accessories, home decor and children’s toys, handcrafted products from various organizations not only provide children with basic necessities such as lifesaving nutrition, medicine, education, clean water, and more, but also supports artists from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Here are some great ways to support kids all over the world this holiday season:

Lifesaving Items  Purchase lifesaving items for children in developing countries in honor of a loved one. UNICEF Inspired Gifts has many giving options including: therapeutic food and measles vaccinations.

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Give a goat – For $75 you can give a needy family a goat. Goats give their family nourishing milk to drink and sell at markets.

Support a refugee   There are millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, for just $50 you can support a refugee this holiday season with clean water, hygiene kids, winter clothes, food and shelter. 

Leadership Training for a little girl – CARE trains adolescent girls to be strong leaders within their schools and villages. Imagine giving a little girl the gift of self-confidence this year for just $26.

Cuddle + Kind Dolls – Think stuffed animals can’t save the world? Think again! These dolls crafted by Peruvian women artisans give 10 meals to children in need per each doll sold.

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Conscious Step – Each pair of these cozy, cool socks are designed in honor of a particular cause.  Our pick: Socks that Fight Hunger. Each pair of stocks sold equals 6 food packs for children all over the world.

Alex and Ani “Charity by Design” – Each Charity by Design bracelet gives back 20 percent of the proceeds to the nonprofit represented. Some nonprofits organizations included in the Charity by Design line include: Toys for Tots, Give Kids the World Village, UNICEF, Project Common Bond, and Life is Good Kids Foundation.

Love your Melon – When we think of the holidays here in the Hudson Valley, we invariably think about colder weather… much colder.  Give your loved ones a Love your Melon hat this holiday season and know that half of all net proceeds from each sale go directly to pediatric cancer organizations.

Starling Project – Each of these ethically-sourced, hand-poured candles work to make solar energy accessible to communities in need around the world.

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TOMS – Toms started the one-for-one movement with their awesome shoes. They commit 1/3 of their profits for grassroots good, supporting people building equity at the local level, and driving progress from the ground up.

State Bags – When you purchase one of these stylish backpacks, the company will donate a fully-stocked backpack to an American child in need, fund special projects with partner charities and schools, and shed light around social injustices impacting those they serve.