Why you should careBecause handmade stuffed animals can provide jobs, education, and support organic farming.
By Hey Social Good
Are you in that stage of life where everyone seems to be having a baby? Or maybe you’re heading to a toddler birthday party every weekend. When standing amidst the party favors and presents, it’s amazing to note how much our children have and how much they receive at these birthday celebrations. Most toys last just a few weeks’ play lifetime, after which, it’s relegated to a box or shelf. Eventually it’ll make its way to a give-away pile or (gasp!) a trash pile!
But, seriously, you can’t show up at a birthday party without a toy. That thank you card might already be written up! And, it does get a bit old gifting books every time!
We share some of our favorite better choices, and you might even give the fave present of the party (by parents’ standards anyways).
Cuddle and Kind, Silver Giveback Medal
These cute hand knit dolls make excellent gifts. Cuddle and Kind dolls are made to be passed down through many generations because they are made to last. The many adorable animal and people like dolls are handmade of soft Peruvian wool by artisans who have learned their unique trade over many generations. Giveback Impact. Your purchase supports the livelihood of 750 artisans and every purchase provides 10 meals to children in need.
Bears for Humanity, Platinum Giveback Medal
Many of us remember that first cuddly teddy bear we loved, even after the eyes came loose! I still have mine! Bears for Humanity is on a mission to provide a sense of love and comfort to impoverished children in America! For every bear you purchase, they donate a bear to a child in need. Since the bears are made of organic cotton, your purchase helps support 1500 organic farmers and 100 fair trade jobs in India. The bears also give jobs to at risk mothers because they are manufactured and assembled in California. Giveback Impact. With the purchase of one bear you give a bear to one child, give jobs, and support organic farming! So many givebacks in this one simple gesture!
Pebble Hathay Bunano, Gold Giveback Medal
A United Kingdom company that makes the cutest knit stuffed animals. The beautiful hand knitted toys are soft, colorful and a delight to hold and play. Giveback Impact: The knitting of these soft plush toys provides fair wages to rural women in Bangladesh. These jobs offer a sense of dignity, community and purpose. The income helps to pay for their own children’s education and adds to the limited household income.
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