By Angela Antonello
With the holidays approaching, we all know finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is never easy. Did you know there are several gift options that give back to charities and causes that will bring deeper meaning to your holiday season? Whether its one other recipient or a hundred who can benefit, pay it forward with a present that gives back. Look ahead to see our charitable gift picks from the Fashion Rescue 911 Boutique.
Join the Herd!
Good Clothes for a good cause. Lifestyle brand Ivory Ella is committed to ending the elephant crisis and their risk of extinction by donating 10 percent of profits to Save the Elephants. Made from 100 percent organic cotton grown using zero pesticides, 62 percent less energy and 91 percent less water! Fits true to size — perfect for pairing with leggings or your favorite jeans! Be the king of the jungle, join the herd; www.ivoryella.com
Reducing the use of plastic is a big topic these days, and it seems like many people are trying to do what they can to be more eco-friendly. Syracuse-based Sea Culture Brand makes it their mission to get rid of plastic pollution that is suffocating our earth. They take recycled plastics and turn them into shirts and beanies that are completely made in the USA; www.seaculturebrand.com
GOOD WORK(S) MAKE A DIFFERENCE: What better time of year to spread joy and be inspired. Check off your list with a unique, uplifting, inspirational bracelet today. This company donates 25 percent of net proceeds to charitable organizations in order to make a meaningful impact for our neighbors, communities, and lives. That’s what I call pretty with a purpose; www.worksmakeadifference.com
Share the Love
Join the Pro*ject LoVe movement! Local woman owned company brings you comfortable clothing for a cause. What a perfect gift for those who thrive on spreading love & light. A percentage of proceeds are donated to local non-profits in hope to make and impact on those in need. Together lets continue to spread LoVe and Light; www.kkdiscovers.com
Be the Good brand represents more than just a jewelry line. The collection themes embrace the moments, milestones and emotions that celebrate those things that make us feel happy and connected. Every piece is designed with the belief that the right piece of jewelry at just the right time can change a woman’s whole day, outlook, or life. With each purchase, Be The Good donates to the non-profit Dress for Success which empowers women to achieve economic independence through support, professional attire and development tools; www.shopbethegood.com
With these gifts that give back, you can not only feel good about buying them, but giving them, too.
This holiday season, use your purchasing power for good and gift not only the ones you love, give to those in need and remember to shop local.
Angela Antonello owns Fashion Rescue 911 Fashion Truck & Boutique, located at 52 Oswego St., Baldwinsville; (315) 857-6690. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.