September 2019

Desire September/October 2019

Gifts that Give Back



Socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters across the US, where new clothing is in extremely high demand. Bombas (derived from the Latin for bumblebee) believes that by working together, we can make the world a better place. Their mantra, “bee better,” is included with every purchase “as a reminder that little improvements can add up to make a big difference, and that your purchase went towards directly helping someone in need.” For every Bombas clothing item you purchase, a specially designed item of the same kind is donated to someone in need. So far, Bombas customers have made over 20 million small acts of human kindness possible. Bombas.com



One thing firefighters have learned during their years in the military and fire service is that a good cup of coffee and a well-timed jolt of caffeine are essential for long nights and high-octane lifestyles. Run by working firefighters, Fire Dept. Coffee has a passion for roasting high-quality coffee beans, which come in a variety of styles: light, dark, harvest, decaf, backdraft espresso, and bourbon-infused, among others. 10% of the proceeds from every order goes towards supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders. firedeptcoffee.com



A soft, vegetable-tanned leather tote brings fashion and mindfulness
together. Choose from a number of other totes and bags from
FeedProjects.com. With every product they sell, FEED provides school
meals to the most vulnerable communities across 63 countries
around the globe. The Harriet Tote, for example, provides 100 meals
to children in need when purchased, while the Leather FEED 1 Bag
gets meals to 185 kids. Additionally, FEED works with artisans from
Kenya to India for a growing number of collections. FeedProjects.com



Warby Parker works with a handful of partners worldwide to ensure that for every pair of glasses purchased, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need. They empower adult men and women with training opportunities to administer basic eye exams and sell glasses at ultra-affordable prices. Warby Parker also provides vision care and glasses directly to school-age children in their classrooms, where their teachers are often the first to spot problems. WarbyParker.com



For every cuddle+kind doll sold, 10 meals are provided to children in need. The company, founded by the Woodgate family, drew inspiration after seeing a documentary on the impact of childhood hunger on millions of children around the world and since 2015, they have provided over 8 million meals. Cuddle+kind works through partnerships with humanitarian agencies to distribute the meals to directly benefit children in need and their dolls are made in Peru with passion and pride. cuddleandkind.com



Charity Pot, the gorgeous, self-preserving body lotion, does a lot of good. This rich and generous cream contains seven ingredients sourced from the Sustainable Lush Fund projects that support regenerative agriculture around the world. With every purchase of Charity Pot, LUSH donates 100% of the price (minus taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of human rights, animal protection, and environmental justice. Lush.com



AUrate creates beautiful jewelry crafted with durable materials,transparent pricing, sustainable production, and tangible giving. They also support developing literacy of students in New York. In partnership with Mastery Charter, every purchase at AUrate puts a book in the hands of a child who needs it. auratenewyork.com



Public - Supply is a for-profit company that channels 25% of profits from every sale of their notebooks, travel guides, notebook covers, and more, to a teacher in a high-need classroom who will use the money for a project that drives creativity. Whether students are painting, acting, singing, writing, or coding, Public - Supply believes that creativity helps students become more engaged in the classroom, at home, and in the world. Public-Supply.com

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