4 Weeks of Twimas – Give back!
So we’ve been taking every Tuesday to share some great ideas for holiday gifts this year be it Twilight/Rob related or not! We’re here to make your life easier by bringing you all the best.
So we’ve brought you some fun gift ideas these last two weeks but we thought this week we’d bring you come good alternatives to traditional gifts. This week we present you with a few great gift ideas with a deeper meaning and cause. Not only will they mean something more than a thoughtful gift they’re affordable ways to give back and raise awareness about many causes. If you’re like me and have some of those hard to buy for people on your list (DAD! Stylish Boss!) than I present you some gifts in every price range with big heart!
We wrote about this amazing cause over at LTR when I found a picture of Kellan wearing a Falling Whistles Necklace which led to contact with a great gal at FW and leads us to want to keep sharing this amazing story and the necklace it inspired with you guys. Do you have a fashion and justice minded person on your shopping list this season? A Falling Whistles necklace might just be the thing for them! FW is a campaign for peace in the Congo and asks us to be whistle blowers for peace and change. Not only to stop the war but to raise awareness about child soldiers and our world’s largest war still going on.
Learn more about Falling Whistles and buy your very own HERE!
Raven and Lily
Raven + Lily is a non-profit studio dedicated to empowering marginalized women through design partnerships and micro-enterprise opportunities. They support women’s empowerment programs that comply with fair trade standards and provide design focused micro-enterprise training. In addition, proceeds from each product are returned to assist with community development.
Welcome to one of my favorite companies and I just happen to know not only some of the ladies who help run and design for Raven + Lily, I have also met and bought amazing jewelry from some of the artists themselves in Kenya. Raven + Lily not only has amazing jewelry, they also have home goods, stationary, bath & body, baby goods and accessories made from women all over the world (Kenya, India, Burundi, Ethiopia and Los Angeles).
Learn more and shop Raven + Lily HERE
Or if you’re more into the furry kind of gifts, you can do what UC and I are doing by sponsoring an Alpaca Meadow through Oxfam! For 75 dollars you can donate, in your recipients name, an Alpaca Meadow (or chickens, or a herd of goats or childrens school uniforms, etc the list goes on!) and Oxfam partners with an individual in need to provide them a way to provide for their families and help stop the cycle of poverty. So this Christmas somewhere in the Andes Mountains a person in need will be given an Alpaca in the name of Taylor Lautner and LTT readers everywhere from Moon and UC!
Learn more about Oxfam and ways you can contribute HERE
So if you were stumped on what to get some of your list this year I hope we helped un-stump you. Or least showed you some of our favorite places to give back and helped educate more folks out there of some amazing causes helping people all over the world. These are definitely not the only places you can support this holiday season. Check your local Boys and Girls Club/Church/School/Salvation Army/etc for more great local places to volunteer and give back this holiday season!
Merry Christmukkahwanza Festivolstice!
Moon and UC
Any gift ideas you want to share?
Miss the beginning of Twimas and need to get some gifts? Check em out HERE!