Gift That Keep On Giving!

Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger

During the holiday season, we have a lot to be thankful for. This year, while shopping, purchase gifts and support retailers who have the spirit of giving built in their brand. Purchase knowing that you’re making a difference with your giving. Be sure to ask retailers if they have a charitable component you can support this holiday season.

Alex and Ani Charity by Design

Alex and Ani believes in giving back to the community, which is why they’ve partnered with 55 nonprofit organizations from around the world to design and sell unique and elegant jewelry that gives back. Proceeds from each piece of their Charity By Design collection go towards supporting their numerous global nonprofit partners and their positive aid. Part of our efforts are about raising awareness for important causes. With an ALEX AND ANI charity bracelet, you can help raise awareness in style for the cause that means the most to you.

TOMS One for One

Through your purchases, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need. Over 2 MILLION CHILDREN have been protected from hookworm with medication and TOMS Shoes.  TOMS has given more than 93 million pairs of shoes to children in need.

The J.Jill Compassion Fund

J.Jill cares deeply about communities through their J.Jill Compassion Fund, founded in 2002, they support and empower women to move forward faster and establish a better life for themselves, their children and their families.  They do this by identifying and offering assistance to local outreach and community-based organizations focused on development and educational programs.  When you choose to purchase their exclusive Compassion Fund products, make a monetary donation or donate your gently worn clothing during the Compassion Fund Biannual Clothing Drive, you help make a positive difference in the lives of women in your community.

Sunglass Hut OneSight

Sunglass Hut supports OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit that has provided vision care and eyewear to 8.5 million people in underserved communities since 1988. OneSightis committed to leading solutions to bring sustainable access to quality vision care for all. Sunglass Hut associates staff OneSight Vision Clinics to provide free eye exams and new glasses in underserved communities worldwide. Sunglass Hut customers have donated 9 million dollars in five years to programs in our own community and around the world.

Macy’s Gives-The Believe Campaign

Every hour that Macy’s is open for business, more than three children are diagnosed with a critical illness. To put up a fight, they need strength, hope and a healthy dose of joy. Wishes can provide that. That’s where Macy’s comes in. Since 2003, Macy’s has donated $122 million to support Make-A-Wish® For 15 years, they’ve partnered with Make-A-Wish®, an organization that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses-to help make wishes come true through their Believe Campaign. Every holiday season, they invite believers of all ages to write a letter to Santa and stuff the big red mailbox in store or write online. For every letter, Macy’s donates $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to 1 million.