The holiday shopping season has arrived. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, you’re anxious to finish crossing names off your list. While you want to give a great present, you also want your purchases to have meaning. You’ve heard about companies, like Toms®, that make giving back to the community a priority.
Don’t you love the idea of supporting a company that gives back? Modern Senior Magazine does too. That’s why we compiled a short (but sweet!) shopping list of companies who make community giving back a priority.
5 Companies to Support this Holiday Season
Founded in 2007 by Lauren Bush Lauren, Feed Projects’ goal is simple: for every item purchased from Feed, school meals will be provided to children who might otherwise not receive a decent meal. With numbers stamped onto every item, you’ll know the exact number of meals your purchase provided. Plus, all items are fair-trade certified, made with natural fabrics, and provide a fair wage means of life for artisans around the world.
Have a friend who needs new frames? Give them the gift of Fetch Eyewear. With stylish designer frames for both men and women, Fetch helps you see what’s really important in life. 100% of all proceeds and sales by Fetch Eyewear are donated to the Pixie Project. The Pixie Project supports animal shelters across the U.S. by helping with adoptions and providing additional resources for shelter pets. Whenever you see your friend wearing their new shades, you’ll feel good knowing that you helped find a forever home for a shelter pet.
Don’t forget about your own furry friends this holiday season! This year, treat them to some new chow. And with Bogo Bowl, for every bag of cat or dog food purchased, they’ll donate a bag of food to animal shelter in need. Providing the comfort of a full belly of food to your own Fluffy as well as a shelter pet? You’ll never lose the warm and fuzzy holiday feelings.
Alert1® Medical Alerts
Not only was Alert1 the winner of our 2016 EMSY award for best medical alert, but they are really spreading the holiday cheer this season. Whenever someone buys a medical alert from them, they’re sending a bear to a kid in need. And, they’ll send one to you to help brighten your holiday season. Now you can give someone the gift of safety, while bringing smiles to the faces of children.
Better World Books®
Hunting for the perfect gift for your literary buff? Try Better World Books. Originally founded to help college students resell their old textbooks, Better World Books quickly expanded to encompass all forms of literature. Through book drives and donations, Better World Books keeps millions of books out of landfills each year, while raising money to support literacy around the world. Keep the bookworm in your life happy with new reads while you smile about helping advance literacy worldwide.
With fast shipping options, there’s still time to order for the special people on your list. Before you know it, you’ll be resting on the couch admiring all of the wrapped presents under the tree. You can’t wait to see the look on everyone’s face while they unwrap their presents. But you know that you’ll be wearing the biggest smile of all, knowing that your gifts kept giving back this holiday season.