Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

When we buy items for our home, clothes, etc., do we think about the hands that made it? Do we think about the men, women and children working long, hard hours just to survive? This time of year when we have so much to be grateful for, let’s think about supporting companies that GIVE BACK to the people who make their products. Here are a few of my favorite. If you have any you’d like to share, please do!! Here are a few of my favorite companies that give back. {click on company name or pic for links}.


Dovetail Furniture:
I have a special place in my heart for Dovetail. Not only do they make the most beautiful furnishings and accessories, but they also give back in every country the manufacture in. When visiting the Dovetail showroom at the Las Vegas market a few years ago, I found myself talking to one of the owners, Charlie Shaw. We talked about our travels to India and I told him I had done some volunteer work there with Rising Star Outreach. He took the information down and soon after began sponsoring children through RSO.
Target: Charity given, a little closer to home. Target gives an estimated $3 million dollars a week to the communities they are in. Which adds up to roughly $150 million per year! They donate food to charities, books to schools and their team members volunteered 250,000 hours to United Way projects in their communities in 2014. What an amazing company! *Do you have a REDcard? If so, log on and register your child’s school so they can get 1% of all your REDcard purchases donated to their school. {click here if you missed my Target coffee table post}

Thank you to the companies that give back! This post is NOT sponsored by any of the above companies.

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