This Christmas, funnel your Christmas budget into brands whose products support a cause dear to your heart.
Some brands ranging from jewelry, skincare, makeup and apparel have wisely turned their fanbase into a source of goodwill by turning products into fund-raising avenues for charitable organizations.
Check out these holiday picks that lets you support causes while gifting:
JEFF KOONS FOR KIEHL’S
Kiehl’s collaboration with renowned artist Jeff Koons turns the brand’s body moisturizer with a cult following, Creme de Corps, into a force of good by donating a chunk of the proceeds of each purchase to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.
For every pair of footwear your purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. Available at Rustan’s, Shoe Salon, Adora and Nothing But H20
MESSY BESSY PRODUCTS
Messy Bessy’s products are non-toxic, biodegradable and therefore good for the planet. Our favorites are the Disinfectant Aroma Spray and Lavender Linen Spray. Available at Rustan’s Supermarkets and Beauty Bar
Leyende’s limited edition holiday offerings (face cleanser, fragrance) will share proceeds to sponsor the education of out-of-school youth while their Mother Butter Cocoa Butter will contribute to UNICEF’s Safe Motherhood Program. Visit www.leyende.com.
THE MIO ALPHABET
Seven-year-old cancer warrior Mio Mendiola collaborated with graphic designer Allesandra Lanot to create a collection of monogram greeting cards, stickers, framed letters and other paper products, all of which feature Mio’s drawings. 100% of proceeds will continue to fund the cancer treatments of Mio who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2009. Visit www.miofightscancer.com.