There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and for the second year, Giving Tuesday. It’s a movement to create a national day of giving, to kick off the giving season, and more and more companies are offering products that work double duty.
“You are going to be giving a gift to the person you want to give a gift too,” said Kelly Davis. “And you’re also giving a gift to a person in need.”
Each shirt is designed by artists all over the country, including Houston.
When one is purchased for $42, a second t-shirt is made and donated to a person in need, in the artist’s city.
As a stocking stuffer, Davis suggested toothbrushes by Smiles for the People.
They are made out of bamboo and ergonomically designed, with colorful bristles.
“They are beautiful toothbrushes,” Davis said.
For every $6 dollar tooth brush purchased, the same amount of money is put toward dental care for needy people in Argentina.
The company WINK – When in Need of Kindness – sells chic bags of beauty products for $40, and then donates a bag of toiletries to the Ronald McDonald, a charity close to Davis’ heart.
“My son was born with a rare birth defect,” Davis said. ”We stayed at the Ronald McDonald House for a month. You are focused 110% on your child and you don’t think about the most simple, basic needs.”
Kutoa means “to give” in Swahili, and it’s also the name of a nutrition bar that also has a one-for-one business model.
For every pack of bars sold for $25.99, a nutrition pack is given to a child suffering from malnutrition around the world.
“My family and I love the chocolate banana bars and we fight over them,” joked Davis.
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