‘Tis the season to shop, which, in moments, like maybe today after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, can feel overwhelming. You know what helps, though? Getting some of your shopping done in a way that gives back, too.
We’re big fans of any mission driven company that gives back with the proceeds of our purchases, but it’s especially easy to give back today, on #GivingTuesday, when we can all rally around doing something more than just buying stuff. Like any defined moment, #GivingTuesday can be an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to be able to give and receive gifts this holiday season. Or, even more fundamental, how lucky we are to be able to feed our families, never mind afford handmade chocolates, artisanal cured meats, or fancy fair-trade coffee.
This year, Action Against Hunger, a global organization that works to save the lives of malnourished children around the world while also providing communities in need with access to safe water and sustainable nutrition, has put together a holiday gift guide that features all kinds of products, including delicious food holiday gifts, from their partners.
Every partner gives back to Action Against Hunger in some way with each purchase, and not just on #GivingTuesday. (So, yes, you can take a break from shopping and still give back, if you want.) These are businesses worth supporting, and not just because them make delicious coffee, tea, chocolate and more.
While you can put off some of your #GivingTuesday shopping from the Action Against Hunger gift guide, today is the only day when you can double your donation to the organization. They are aiming to raise $45,000 today and donors have agreed to match every single dollar up to $45,000 raised today only. The first $45,000 will help provide 1,000 malnourished children with treatment that can bring them back to full health. Imagine helping to double that?
Maybe you can even make your donation in someone’s name as a holiday gift.
Visit the Action Against Hunger gift guide to shop for products that help fight hunger around the world and consider making a #GivingTuesday donation, however small, to Action Against Hunger to double your giving.