Gifts that Give Back for Mother’s Day

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Two years ago I met Zack Rosenberg at the Social Good Summit in New York. We happened upon the same sofa in the media room at the same time and began to chat. I told him about this site and my passion for social good. He told me about his newly founded company, DoGoodBuyUs.

With each purchase made at DoGoodBuyUs.com, 50% of the proceeds are given back. That is social responsibility at its finest. That money is then dedicated to fighting poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental concerns around the world.

Zack and I have spoken several times since that first meeting, and he always updates me on the progress of the site and blog. They have some terrific items available, particularly for Mother’s Day. You can find several of them in their Mother’s Day Gift Guide. You can also search by product and by cause, depending on your preference. There is still time to get a gift as the last day to ensure regular shipping in time Mother’s Day shipping is Monday, May 5th.

As someone who is trying to stay healthy and fit, I am loving their options for workout gear that gives back. If my kids or husband wanted to buy me these yoga pants by Saving The World I would not be mad at them at all. (Hint. Hint.) Proceeds benefit Women for Women International, an organization that benefits over 350,000 women survivors of war. There are also these great yoga totes by Cambodian Children’s Fund, which provides childcare, education, and sustainable income to Cambodian families in need. They are made from recycled bags from Cambodian rice fields. 

DoGoodBuyUs - Yoga Pants & Yoga Tote

For moms who like bright colors, these two items are happy, fun and make amazing gifts. This royal blue silk Infiniti scarf by Sahalandy Blue is handcrafted in Madagascar. Purchasing this beautiful item for yourself or as a gift will directly impact sustainable economic development initiatives for the community of Sahalandy, the small village in Madagascar where the items are made.

DoGoodBuyUs Raw Silk Infinity Scarf by Sahalandy

These super fun Rain Boots by Roma Boots are made from 100% natural rubber with a glossy finish. They come in seven colors, though the pink ones are my personal favorite. For each pair purchased, Roma donates a pair of warm boots to children living on the streets of Eastern Europe.

DoGoodBuyUs - Roma Rain Boots

One of my very favorite items on DoGoodBuyUs is this love necklace by Bird and Stone. It is both feminine and a statement piece at the same time. The proceeds support empowerment organizations such as after school programs, microloans, educational initiatives, and career development organizations.

Gifts that Give Back for Mother's Day

And for the person who has everything, how about some candles made from recycled wine bottles by Bright Endeavors? They are made from soy wax, using phthalate-free fragrance and lead-free wicks that burn clean and are non-toxic. Bright Endeavors provides coaching, guidance, and on-the-job training to adolescent mothers.

DoGoodBuyUs - Canddles in Recycled Wine Bottles by Bright

Are you ready to place an order and give back? Use the code “welovemom” to get free standard shipping on your order.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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Comments

  1. companies that give back… awesome! i’m checking them out now.

  2. Love that scarf! The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing- I too love companies that encourage conscious consumption.

  3. Love the boots! I used to have a pair of pink ones until they got a hole in them.

  4. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful company!

  5. Awesome! LOVE those rain boots!

  6. How amazing – these are gifts I would be proud to give and I know my mother would be proud to receive.

  7. I am going over to check out his website now…. how amazing that they donate 50%! Love those candles… wine bottles and clean burning … wouldn’t be mad if my kids bought me those either ;)

  8. I love these ideas! A few years ago my sister gave each of the women in her life a gift credit to Kiva to invest in another woman in business in a 3rd world country. It was such a sweet gift!

  9. Love, love, love those boots!! They are so pretty, functional and I love that they benefit something GOOD!

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