With the first full weekend of holiday shopping in the rearview mirror, a day dedicated to charity brings the true spirit of the holiday season into clear view. What if 2020 was the year you resolved to support those in need with every dollar you spent? It’s such a marvelous early New Year’s resolution, to keep others in mind as you give special things to those you love.
Anyone who has applauded the brave work of our first responders during 2020 will appreciate this limited-edition Doctors Without Borders “thank you” mug. Inspired by the first responders and health-care workers on the front lines of health crises, 25 percent of net proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization providing medical aid to those who need it most around the world. It’s also beautiful, crafted of durable stoneware, and microwave and dishwasher-safe.
Only a real grinch couldn’t get behind feeding hungry kids. Whether you’re sending a cute tea towel designed by Kristen Bell or shopping this year’s crop of spatulas, know that we’re giving 30% of the retail price of these No Kid Hungry items to the nonprofit taking care of kids.
Talk about a beautiful spirit guiding a present: The St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee researches and treats childhood cancers. We’re offering a gift box featuring golden hearts, two mugs, a candle and a delicate spatula (below). We’ve also got sweet little gingerbread cookies, with drawings from the kids at St. Jude themselves. A portion of proceeds from any St. Jude purchase goes to the hospital, and it’s a one-click stop to adding a gift certificate that benefits St. Jude to any of your other purchases this holiday season.
Trained counselors staff the lines, chat rooms and text centers at The Trevor Project, where LGBTQ young people can get help and guidance. It is a wonderful operation, and we’re proud to partner with them to offer mugs, candles and spatulas. A full 50 percent of the retail price goes to the organization. (For the loved one who has everything, a gift certificate sure goes a long way.)
Talk about a message anyone could get behind. These “Love is Love” tea towels are pretty as can be, employ sustainably sourced cotton, and benefit the Human Rights Campaign. It’s a 40-year-old organization defending LGBTQ rights in America. As is true of all these noble organizations, it couldn’t be more worth supporting. Time to get shopping: