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There are many ways you can incorporate philanthropy in your every day life and even your not so everyday life when vacationing. I’m known for researching something a lot before any of my purchases big or small. If something costs a little more and an organization will benefit from it, I usually end up going with that option. One Friday a month, I will post a list of 5 organizations for Philanthropy Friday. Hope you enjoy and are inspired to purchase with your heart! See you next Friday.
“Our mission is simple: to collect as many crayons as possible and donate them to kids in need. Billions of crayons are produced in the U.S. each year, and much of that ends up in our landfills. These petroleum-derived crayons can take years – even decades- to decompose. Meanwhile, U.S. teachers in underfunded public schools are spending an average of $750 of their own income per year on supplies for their classrooms.”
Out of Print Tote Bag
Purchase of this bag sends one book to a community in need. Buy at www.outofprintclothing.com for $18
Trash Bags to Travel Bags
“ASCF, Inc. provides foster care children with a suitcase/duffle bag to be filled with crayons, coloring and reading books and/or teddy bears, replacing the current common practice of youth transporting belongings in trash bags when changing homes. With the support of donors and Community partners, Trash Bags to Travel Bags works to eliminate this negative message to children that they, and their belongings, are trash which can seriously affect the long term self-esteem of youth in this vulnerable population. Bags have been distributed at Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) court hearings, to group homes and directly to foster care youth throughout the State of Maryland.”
Visit astepcloser.org for more information. There are many organizations that do this so you could google “trash bags to travel bags” to find something you can visit locally.
9 Million Meals
Rachel Ray is sponsoring this challenge to raise enough money to fund 9 million meals for those struggling with hunger around the country. Visit Feeding America and Share our Strength for more information.
Chantecaille Makeup has a variety of beautifully designed palettes and compacts that benefit different organizations. Save tigers, bees, sharks or monarchs with these options above.
My cousin Allison Millian has opened her new online Etsy store selling handmade beaded jewelry. Her creativity with color and use of bead type is enviable. Have you seen the bead aisle at Michaels?? Where to even start! Start by shopping at A. Millian Design.
Top left: Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Beginner’s Luck ($8). $1 of each purchase will go to the EIF Revlon Walk for Women. Available at Rite Aid.
Top left: Estee Lauder Modern Muse Solid Perfume ($49.50)
Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campain
Top right: QVC FFNAY Shoes. 80% of purchase will go to cancer research and education.
Bottom left: EOS Awarenedd Collection ($7.99)