Today is Giving Tuesday. After you've shopped 'til you dropped, it's a great time to think about giving back and helping out those in need. I just wanted to drop some links here to recommend some of my favorite places that can always use your help.
1 out of 6 children live in households without consistent access to adequate food. That's unacceptable. No Kid Hungry helps meet food needs for children through out the country. There's no reason one child should go hungry in our country. Go here to donate. Every dollar helps.
Be K.I.N.D. To a Student in Malawi: Donate a Desk or Scholarship. The K.I.N.D. (Kids In Need of Desks) Fund provides desks and benches to students in need in Malawi. Without the desks, they have to sit on the floors of their classrooms. The desks make a huge difference to them. For just $27.50, you can pick one student up off the floor. Donate here.
Toys for Tots provides holiday toys for kids in need. Find out where you can drop of your new, unwrapped toy or you can also give a monetary donation.
You've seen the commercials for Save the Children on TV. Many people don't realize that Save the Children also provides for children in the United States. They have programs such as the literacy programs here in West Virginia and other states that help children get a little more ready for school and they also opened their hearts and pockets when our state was affected by massive flooding last year. You can donate here.
If you want to shop this #GivingTuesday, here are some stores that give back every day:
Every Pura Vida bracelet is handcrafted by artisans in Costa Rica and supports the creative community there. In an effort to share the Pura Vida philosophy with others, Pura Vida Bracelets has partnered with more than 190 charities worldwide to support important causes.
For every pair of Warby Parker glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Warby Parker has distributed more than 3 million pairs of glasses through its “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.”
TOMS transforms everyday purchases into a force for good around the world. With every product you buy, TOMS helps a person in need. <
Ivory Ella was founded on the principle of living a life devoted to saving animals, helping others, and doing everything you can to support your community. Ten percent of the brand’s profits are donated to charitable organizations that benefit both humans and animals alike.
With each pair sold, Bombas Socks donates a new pair to those in need. They have donated more than 5 million pairs to 650 homeless shelters throughout the United States.
Little Lotus donates a portion of proceeds from each product sold to ensure a pre-term baby in the developing world receives access to their infant incubator. Little Lotus has impacted more than 200,000 babies in 22 countries.
Love With Food
Love With Food is the easiest way to snack smart and do good. For every box sent, a meal is donated to feed hungry children in America. To date, Love With Food has donated almost 700,000 meals