The holiday season is upon us. For many of us that means being around loved ones and cherishing many different side dishes. However, we must also keep in mind the most important part of the holiday spirit – giving to causes closest to our heart. In this spirit, we ask you to join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to the community. Here are a few tips for you to participate this #GivingTuesday!
1. Know your impact
Alicia Villaneuva, the co-founder of Manuela Ramos and Alivecha, one of our artisan partners in Peru, shares the impact that investing in artisan women can have. Watch her story below!
2. Shop for a cause
Global Goods Partners is dedicated to helping women from developing countries all over the world. By purchasing any item from our website, you are helping incredibly talented and resilient women by giving them access to education, a stable income, and helping them provide for their families. Not to mention they produce gorgeous handcrafted items that you cannot find anywhere else. We make it simple. Give back this holiday season by purchasing gifts that make a difference.
3. Make donations
You can also support our partners by donating on our website. Empower women from all over the world by including Global Goods Partners in the organizations you donate to this holiday season.
4. Increase your impact
Join our monthly giving community, Bridge, to create lasting change with recurring giving that goes above and beyond product sales and allows us to increase our operations and bring on new partners all over the world.
5. Clean out your closet
Though it’s not spring, this season is a great time to clean out your closet and donate clothes to a charity of your choice. Collect those dresses, pants, shirts and shoes that don’t fit anymore and donate them to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or any local charity that accepts garments. It’s getting cold out and there are plenty of people who could use those sweaters that have been collecting dust in your closet.
6. Adopt the holiday spirit all year round
We know the holiday season is all about sharing and giving back. But why limit ourselves to November and December? Food and soup kitchens are always looking for volunteers to help year-around. Let’s all try to keep the holiday spirit going by thinking ahead to 2017. Mark your calendar and sign up to volunteer in the New Year. Sign up for our newsletter and shop gifts that give back for all occasions. #GivingTuesday doesn’t have to end next week!