Uncommon Goods shares our philosophy that one of the true joys of the holidays is the chance to give back in a meaningful way. Their “Better to Give” program is the perfect opportunity to get in the spirit of giving.
Each time you place an order at UncommonGoods, you can pick one of four causes that will receive a $1 donation at no cost to you. They send a donation to each of their Better to Give partners at the end of the year on behalf of their customers’ generosity. They support organizations like:
- AmeriCares, an international humanitarian assistance organization that fulfills medical needs in communities worldwide
- American Forests, a conservation citizens’ conservation committed to environmental restoration through planting trees
- Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization
- City Harvest, New York City’s food rescue organization that delivers excess food from the food industry to the hungry.
Last year, UncommonGoods donated more than $100,000 to worthwhile causes.
Here are some of our favorite gift recommendations:
The growbottle, $35, is an easy green way to grow organic herbs year round. Each hydroponic kit comes with everything you need to cultivate an herb garden inside a reclaimed wine bottle.
Rest your head assured that these bright and cheery continent pillows help the greater good by providing fair wages and development opportunities for artisans in South West India.
The City Harvest Plate, $50 is a popular way to give back. $5 goes to support City Harvest’s efforts to rescue food for low income families in New York City.
The recycled cotton reindeer scarf is $28, and made in the USA. It’s a great way to stay green and warm this winter!