Give Back to Women Across the World at the Holidays
As we continue on our quest to find the “perfect” gift for all the women in our lives, let’s turn to these organizations that empower women across the world. Women For One has rounded up a few of our favorite organizations that offer cool, funky and unique gifts that your girl friends won’t be expecting. Bonus – you will be a part of empowering women everywhere!
Raven and Lily
Founded by Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin who share a close friendship and passion for fashion and ethical design, Raven + Lily was created as a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women. Raven + Lily currently helps employ marginalized women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, and the USA at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
Womens Peace Collection
The Women’s Peace Collection was founded in 2005 as an enterprise that fully supports women around the world – as mothers, peace builders, entrepreneurs, and skilled artisans. The company is guided by the principles of fair trade, compassionate commerce and a commitment to empower women through sustainable enterprise. At Women’s Peace Collection you will find unique jewelry and accessories – they even have a section for men! Click here to find a gift.
Anna’s Angels Foundation
Women For One Truthteller Michelle Pfeiffer is the Founder of Anna’s Angels Foundation. Anna’s Angels funds research to improve the cognitive and communicative ability of individuals with Down syndrome. The Foundation recently launched a line of bracelets with Wind & Fire Jewelry and 1/3 of the proceeds goes towards funding research. The bracelets are available at Mark Andrews Jewelers. Additionally, you can make a donation in someone’s name! Click here to make a donation.
Prosperity Candle began with an ambitious pilot project in Baghdad, to train women survivors of war to pour perfect pillar candles right in their own kitchens. Prosperity Candle is a small group of people who have joined together to create positive change in the world. These women come from different walks of life but share the same dream: a world where all women have the opportunity to truly thrive. They believe their candles can help inspire a brighter future – homes full of light, gratitude, connection and community. Click here to find a gift.
Thistle Farms is the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene – a two year program that helps women with history of addiction. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products including bath salts, soaps and lotions that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women by whom they were made. Click here to find a gift.
Wf1 Founder, Kelly McNelis Senegor, made donations to Compassionate Journeys in honor of people she was giving gifts to. Compassionate Journeys is determined to make a difference in human trafficking and child labor in Ghana. Through their partnership with the village of Tafi Atome, they provide a home for child slaves who cannot be reintegrated with their birth families. Compassionate Journeys believes the answer lies in empowering people to help themselves through education, health and economic opportunities. Click here to make a donation in someone’s honor.