Giving is the theme of December in our country and this week we want to focus on gifts that gives back. More and more companies have figured out how to turn a customer purchase into a donation. Some of these you may know already and others we hope we are turning you on to.

We have identified some of our favorite items that benefit charities and hopefully you will love these picks. We would love to know about some of your favorites so please please share those on our Facebook Page so our readers can all learn from you.


Buy a Back Pack and One Will Be Given To An American Child In Need

Buy a Big and State Bag Will GIft One

Buy a Big and State Bag Will GIft One

Here’s the story and why you should buy a State Bag:


STATE was created to address the immediate needs of American children living with challenging – and in some cases critical – circumstances.

For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack – packed with essential tools for success – to an American child in need; but our commitment goes
beyond simply a material donation.

STATE BAG DROP EVENTS are where the real impact is made. Our team of “PackMen” and “PackWomen” lead motivational rallies that leave participating kids with a renewed spirit and belief in themselves (not to mention brand new STATE backpacks).

STATE Bags is proud to be a Benefit Corporation, accompanied by fellow companies creating public significance by having a material, positive impact on society.

BA50s get 20% off any purchase. Use the code BA50 when checking out.The code will expire on 12/31/16


holiday-giftsSTATE began as a partnership between husband and wife team, Scot and Jacq Tatelman. They created STATE as a for-profit company with a nonprofit pedigree.

These Brooklyn-based social entrepreneurs have eyes trained for style but their hearts have always been with kids growing up in America’s most underfunded neighborhoods.

In 2009, they founded Country Roads Foundation – a nonprofit organization that has served thousands of New York City kids.

After watching countless kids carrying their possessions in ripped trash bags, Scot and Jacq formed STATE – a company that promises to not only deliver much needed supplies, but to also provide youth with the tools to reach their fullest potential and better their communities. And to always have their backs.

Scot and Jacq live in Brooklyn with their two children, and their dog Pokey.




Global Goods Partners: Buy These Products And Support Women Artisans In More Than 20 Countries.


A curated collection of fair trade products handmade by women artisans. They make it easy for you to improve women’s lives around the world and shop responsibly through their online store and fundraising programs. As a Fair Trade Federation member, they support sustainable community development by ensuring that the artisans making our products are paid fair living wages. By choosing to purchase from their community of artisans you’re helping to eradicate global poverty and promote social justice.



Fair Trade Bracelets from Better After 50

Our friends (and strangers) take these bracelets right off our wrists. We love that they are handmade in Nepal by a women’s cooperative and the funds help to support their families . Not only are they hip and pretty — they are well priced. Purchase these great bracelets for the holidays  or any day on ShopBA50.  3 piece minimum.




Shatterproof – Addiction and Recovery Support Organization


Addiction is a disease that shatters lives and we have teamed up with my friend Gary to change the conversation about addiction to get our loved ones the resources they need for prevention, treatment and recovery.

After the tragic death of his son, Gary extensively studied the field of addiction. He concluded the time was right to form a national organization to support the disease on the scale of the other national health charities, such as the American Cancer Society. Find out more:


holiday-gift-guide-2016-snow The Power of Giving

Started in Seattle and now on-line.


10% from the sale of these glass babies is donated to the glassybaby white light fund to help people, animals, and the planet heal. So far they have raised over $5 million dollars. Click below to see where the funds go.




screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-56-20-pmGIVE A GOAT AND 2 CHICKS…
A goat and two chicks make a significant contribution.
A goat and a pair of chicks give families a source of protein-rich milk and eggs. Additional animals, milk and eggs can be sold for extra income.


Kayla Moncur put together this grouping of gifts that give back for We think these ideas are fabulous.

“I think one of the best things about the Internet is that it connects people with needs to people who can help with those needs. Companies that give back are becoming more common and they are doing a lot of good in the world by providing employment, monetary assistance, and desperately needed goods and services. Many of them are Internet-based, which makes it a lot easier to connect talented artisans in India, Guatemala, Uganda, and other developing countries with consumers around the world.” Click Here to continue…






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