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
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.
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.
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
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