Your End of the Year Give-Back

The holidays might almost be over, but giving should be a year-round goal. Now more than ever, people are REALLY struggling to get by, and your end-of-the-year donation could mean the difference between a child getting to eat tonight or an animal finding a loving home.

Not sure where to begin? Check out our last-minute list of “to me/for me” gifts that totally give back!

GAP (Product) RED

Head on over to The Gap or visit to purchase this beautiful watercolor boyfriend T. As part of the (Product) RED campaign, this t-shirt is just $28, and half of the proceeds go to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa!Your browser may not support display of this image.

Dancing Deer Baking Co. Sweet Home Cookie Set.

Got a sweet tooth? Purchase this $35 pack of Dancing Deer Favorites! Features a dark chocolate Sweet Home Project cookie, dark gingerbread cake and a pack of Molasses’s Clove cookies. Yum! 35% of proceeds go to the Sweet Home Project, which helps homeless mothers and their children find jobs, fund education and move into their very own home!


Visit to purchase these beautifully handcrafted Indian Papier-mâché bracelets for just $25. All proceeds go to help UNICEF’s ongoing fight for children worldwide.

The Hunger Site

Finally visit the ultimate charitable website,! From clothing to accessories (I love their colorful recyclable tote for $9.95) to buying a goat for a Rwandan family, this website features items that give back in every possible way. Charities include breast cancer, hunger, animal rescue, child health and many more.  You can not only help people around the world, but also families and children right here in the U.S.

— By Lauren Tousignant

Head on over to 1,000 Dreams Fund to learn how to get funding for your dreams!