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GlobeIn Fair Trade Artisan Subscription Box

You guys, I’m so excited about the GlobeIn Artisan box. First, I love subscription boxes, so much that I searched high and low and found 12 social good subscription boxes! It’s so fun getting surprises in the mail. Second, I love fair trade and artisan-made products. The products in the GlobeIn Artisan box are highly curated with products that are both beautiful and useful.

GlobeIn Artisan Cozy Subscription Box

I received the Cozy Box, partly because that awesome mug was calling my name. I now have my morning coffee in this mug daily. Le Souk Ceramique provide their artisans with healthcare, social security, fair wages, and safe working conditions. The group is even evolving to function as an artisan cooperative, completely owned and controlled by the artisans themselves.

The Marquet Fair Trade Scarf is handmade in Thailand from 100% locally grown cotton. Marquet’s goal is to empower artisans and entrepreneurs in developing countries by expanding their potential to reach a larger audience.

Divine Chocolate Cocoa Powder is made in Ghana by a group of 85,000 farmers who share in the profits, have a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace.

GlobeIn Palm Leaf basket is made in Mexico and comes with all artisan boxes! This is the perfect basket to use as gift baskets this year for Christmas.

Breakfast with Fair Trade Mug made in Tunisia

The Artisan Box. Beautiful, distinct products from around the world that support remote artisans and farmers, delivered to you each month. You can choose a month-to-month subscription, 3 months or 6 months. Subscription boxes are the Christmas gift that keeps on giving long after Christmas both for the recipient and the fair trade artisans!

Use the code BLACKFRIDAY to save $15 off an Artisan Box subscription of 3-month+ (new customers only). This expires 11/30.
For Giving Tuesday, use the code GIVINGTUESDAY and get a Free November Benefit Basket with a purchase of 3-month+ longer Artisan Box subscription (new customers only). This code will be active from 11/30- 12/2.

Wendy’s Cups For A Very Special Cause

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wendy’s for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

My family and I drove through Wendy’s the other day and everyone ordered a meal (The 4 for $4 meals are awesome for large families FYI!) When we got home and sat down, the kids were reading their cups, because how often are kids drawings featured on cups?! They thought this was pretty cool. I explained to them that these are illustrations created by adopted kids that show special “family first” moments, and they thought that was even cooler.


See, my kids can relate. These are the moments they have experienced themselves. Our two oldest kids came home almost two years ago and our youngest two came home only a few months ago. It’s so neat to watch the special “firsts” they get to experience. We went on our annual family vacation to Minnesota in August, only one month after our boys joined the family. If they were to draw a “family first” photo it might look a lot like Olivia’s drawing, which was on our cups!

This year, Olivia went on a beach vacation with her family for the first time. She was 10.

The four separate drawings, featured this November for National Adoption Month, bring to life the power of foster care adoption through a child’s eyes, highlighting everyday family moments that most of us take for granted, such as a day at the beach, an amusement park, a trip to the zoo or even a birthday party. You can even watch these children’s stories come to life by visiting www.wendys.com/adoption In adoption, it’s so important to listen to the voices of adopted children. Their thoughts, feelings and opinions are what matters most.

As an adopted child, Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, knew first-hand the importance of having a family. He founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992 and Wendy’s has passionately supported the foundation, which works to find permanent, loving homes for more than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care system. To date, the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program has served more than 11,500 children and has helped more than 4,500 children be adopted.

The artwork on Wendy’s cups was drawn by four children who have been adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption worked with Wendy’s to establish the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program to focus on children who have been waiting the longest in the foster care system, many times these are older kids. My children are still young, but I have experienced older child adoption as well. My brother was adopted at age 12. Although there have been challenges, I know our family is blessed to have him in our lives.

Children referred to the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program are up to three times more likely to get adopted. Through the program, more than 5000 children in foster care have been adopted into permanent, loving homes!

Dave Thomas believed that children in foster care “aren’t someone else’s responsibility, they are our responsibility.” Wendy’s continues to support that belief through fundraising and collaboration with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Visit Wendy’s adoption page to learn how you can support children waiting in foster care.

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Top Five Kids Gifts That Give Back

Top 5 Kids Gifts That Give Back.

Top 5 Gifts For Kids That Give Back!

Cuddle and Kind Dolls

1. Cuddle and Kind

Cuddle + Kind hand-knit dolls are so adorable I’m tempted to get one for myself. These dolls help feed hungry children in the USA and around the world through your purchase. Cuddle + Kind provides 10 meals to children in need through their giving partners, World Food Program USA and Children’s Hunger Fund.

Each doll is hand-knit in Peru by women artisans, providing them a sustainable, fair trade income. These cuddly friends are made of premium natural cotton, meet or exceed US and Canadian safety standards, tested and certified non-toxic and oh so super soft and cuddly.

$49 through Indiegogo

Tegu Wooden Magnetic Blocks

2. Tegu

These magnetic wooden blocks are fun for any age. The wood is sustainably harvested and for every one tree they harvest, they plant 983 more. That’s enough trees to fill an entire football field! Tegu is bringing world-class employment standards to Central America by providing a living wage and long term career growth and development. Tegu also partners with a school to provide children whose families work at the Tegucigalpa city trash dump an education.

$35 and up. Purchase through their Tegu.com or Buy on Amazon. They are also regularly on Zulily with a great discount.

Yoobi School Supplies

3. Yoobi

You may have seen these brightly colored school supplies around, but did you know for every Yoobi item purchased, they give one to a classroom in need? Pencils, paints, glitter, stickers and basically anything your creative, crafty child would want! Classroom packs are then donated to U.S. classrooms in need through Kids in Need Foundation.

Purchase at Target, on Yoobi.com or Buy on Amazon

Pura Vida Bracelets

4. Pura Vida Bracelets

Girls will love these brightly colored bracelets handmade by artisans in Costa Rica who now employ 85 of their friends! The Charity Collection was created to give back to charities all over the world through the sale of individual charity bracelets. In 2013 they were able to donate over $140,000 to 190+ charity organizations!

$4 and up on PuraVida.com

My B Toys Teepee

5. My B. Toys

My B. Toys is the manufacture of musical, activity, creativity, puzzle, educational and building blocks toys. They ensure the toy and it’s packaging has as little impact on the world. Every B. toy you buy gives a portion of sales to Free The Children, whose mission is to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to effect positive change.

B.Teepee ($36) and B. Toys can be found in Target stores or Buy on Amazon.

Other Kids Products That Give Back…..

Everything Happy – Children’s clothing, blankies, bibs and more. For every Happy product purchased, another one is given to a child in need.

Haiti Baby – Baby hats and blankets made by moms in Haiti empowering them to earn living wages to care for their families and keep their children out of orphanages.

Krochet Kids intl. – Hats, apparel and accessories made by over 150 people in Uganda and Peru who are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future in creating gifts that give back.

KidKnits – Creative craft kits to make your own wool hat with yarn from Rwanda or Chile.

Pebble Child – Fair trade kids toys handmade in Bangladesh.

Toms for kids – With every pair of shoes purchased, Toms will donate shoes to a person in need.

Zen Pig Book – A children’s book that teaches the secret to resilient happiness – gratitude, compassion, and mindfulness – in easy to understand language brought to life with beautiful, minimalist art. Every copy sold provides 10 people with access to clean water for 1 year!

Wild Dill – Organic, fair trade and natural baby clothes and gifts

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Know of any other kids gifts that give back? Leave them in the comments below! Check out our other list of 150+ social good companies for other gifts that give back ideas this year!