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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