It is the season of giving! Or is it the season that keeps
on giving? These five brands that can be found at Jax are aiming to make sure
the giving continues long past the holiday season. Yes, you CAN make a
difference and help those in need, just by doing your holiday shopping this
Here are 5 gift ideas that will continue to give back long
after you have made your purchase:
1) Sherpa Sweaters, Hats and Scarves
Not only are these garments warm and beautiful, they also
provide a life full of hope for women and girls. Each hand crafted sweater
takes 8 full days to complete, and provides meaningful employment for a woman
in Nepal. Sherpa employs over 1,000 women in Nepal, and according to their
website they, “are focused on
providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady
employment, quality working conditions and educational opportunities for future
generations.” For every garment sold, a donation is made to provide
educational scholarships to children who grow up in remote Himalayan villages.
In addition to that, the money also goes back into helping the women who work
there. These garments are a great way to
celebrate the season while creating a hopeful future for many in Nepal!
2) Women’s Bean Project
Looking for a great stocking stuffer or small item to use as
a host gift? How about a soup or cookie mix from The Women’s Bean Project! The
Women’s Bean Project provides transitional job training and classes for
chronically unemployed and impoverished women.
By buying their products you are helping women learn the importance of
reliability, accuracy, punctuality, attention to detail, while also giving them
valuable communication, budgeting, accountability, problem solving and goal
setting skills. Buying these products as Christmas gifts is an easy way to make
a big difference!
3) Oboz Footwear
Oboz is known for creating footwear technology that makes their
shoes perfectly suited for active lifestyles and outdoor activities. What most
people don’t know is that for every pair of shoes they sell, they also plant a
new tree! So far the company has planted over 1,126,452 trees! They work
closely with an Organization called Trees for the Future which aims to create
sustainable sources of crop shade, soil rehabilitation, food, windbreaks, medicine,
mudslide control, timber and more for communities in Africa. So if you are
looking for a gift for the outdoorsy person on your list, give Oboz and give
back to help the environment!
The TOMS, “One for One” business model is widely known. For
every pair of shoes you buy, one pair is given to someone in need. What most
people don’t know is that they give so much more than just shoes. The company
has grown to provide shoes, sight through glasses, water, safe birth, and
bullying prevention to those in need. They are continually searching for new
ways to assess the needs of others and provide needed help to those who need
love, and you can help by purchasing their shoes as a gift for yourself or
someone else! Their selection of shoes has also greatly expanded to include
many new shoe styles.
Image: Life is Good Playmakers Program
5) Life is Good
Who doesn’t love getting comfy pajamas and graphic t-shirts
for Christmas? You can get Christmas pajamas for the whole family and a cute
t-shirt for the aunt who is impossible to shop for. And by buying Life is Good
you’ll be doing more than just getting good Christmas gifts, you’ll be helping
give back to children in need! Life is good donates 10% of its net profits to
kids in need and is committed to spreading the power of optimism. Since 2013
the company has helped raise over 9 million dollars for the Playmakers Program,
which provides training and support to childcare professionals who use their
resources to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful!
Shop these brands at Jax, and give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season!