"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."    -Winston Churchill 

1. For the Host/Hostess (Perfect for In-Laws!)

More than just a bakery, Hot Bread Kitchen is a NYC-based social enterprise that increases economic security for foreign-born and low-income women and men by opening access to the billion dollar specialty food industry. It does this through their culinary workforce and business incubation programs: Project Launch and HBK Incubates. To help offset the cost of  training and to build esteem in the contribution of immigrants, HBK sells delicious multi-ethnic breads that are inspired by their bakers and the many countries that they come from.  In addition, HBK makes it a priority to use local and organic ingredients.

HBK sells its breads all over the USA.  We especially love this gift sampler which can be shipped anywhere:

 

2. For the Fashionista

This Tory Burch Foundation  foundation wrap bracelet is the perfect chic accessory that will make any fashionista look good while helping women across America.  The Tory Burch Foundation supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the U.S. through small business loans, mentoring programs and entrepreneurial education.

 

3. For the Glam Girl

We love the beautiful shades of the Viva glam M.A.C. lipstick almost as much as we love what it stands for: every cent of the selling price goest to the M.A.C. AIDS Fund which serves people of all races , all ages, and all sexes affected by HIV & AIDS.  M.A.C. Cosmetics has made this one of its core business pillars, integrating its values into its business, which makes it one of the foremost brands acting on its corporate citizenship.

 

4.  For the Athlete (or Outdoorsman!)

Give yourself (& others!) clean water with this Pencils of Promise & MiiR Stainless Steel Water Bottle.  With each purchase of this limited edition 800ml stainless steel bottle, $7.50 will support Pencils of Promise, which believes every child should have access to quality education. Pencils of Promise creates schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.  In staying true to MiiR’s mission, each bottle sold also provides one person with clean drinking water for an entire year.

 

5. For the Sophisticated Snacker

We are obsessed with these chocolate covered banana nibs from Kopali Organics.  It might sound odd, but these dark chocolates have a caramel-like texture and are absolutely delicious.  It’s the perfect off-the-beaten-path treat for that someone who has tried everything!  Not only is the Kopali Organics brand wonderful (see more below), but for a limited time 100% of the profits from every bag goes to support the Sylvia Center Inspiring Children to Eat Well, a garden-to-table program that inspires young people to discover good nutrition on the farm and in the kitchen.

Deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, Kopali Organics chocolates are crafted at point of origin, which more value for the people involved, indigenous farmers who live in harmony with the ecosystems that support all life.

 

6.  For the Urban Gardner

An aeroponic vertical Tower Garden.  We were so impressed with the beautiful produce grown in these vertical towers when we recently visited our client the Green Bronx Machine.  Stephen Ritz, the organization’s founder, not only uses them in all of his programs with students, but also sells them to schools & individuals around the world.  It's the perfect present for fresh, healthy produce .  A tree grows in the Bronx (or anywhere you can imagine)!

 

7. For the Millenial Change Maker

 

For the kid (of any age) who's got everything, and just wants to change the world. Inspiring Capital's Ivy League MBA talent can help shape youthful idealism into a specific vision powered by strategic action.  This product includes:

  • a survey about the recipient's interests, values, experience, and philanthropic goals
  • an educational interview about philanthropy and social enterprise
  • a Personalized introduction to a social enterprise that matches personal interests, ambitions
  • a $50 donation to a personalized social enterprise match
  • 3 hours of professional consulting expertise to inform a successful and impactful future in philanthropy or social enterprise

In honor of  #GivingTuesday, we are offering this  brand new Inspiring Capital product at more than 50% off. 

 

We have also designed a number of other  products to help anyone  optimize the money, time, and in-kind resources you contribute (or attract) to the causes you're passionate about.  Check out our products for:

 

 

Happy Holidays!

-Yael