7 Kids Gifts that Give Back

 

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Clockwise from top left:

  1. One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, by Katie Smith Milway A great book that introduces children to other cultures and the power of giving. Best of all, this book can be found at your local bookstore (great to support local small businesses!) and can be given along with a microloan from Kiva.org or give some chickens to a family through World Vision.
  2. Tegu Made with sustainable materials, these magnetic wood blocks are rooted in giving. Tegu created an independent toy factory in Hondoras in order to provide employment and fair wages for the community. In addition, they partnered with a local school that educates many of the children of the families that work at the city trash dump.
  3. Uncharted Play The SOCCKET Original is a portable, power generating soccer ball designed to promote physical activity and spread awareness about the global energy problem.
  4. Wudy Werks, a veteran-owned, Made in America small business, handcrafts these enormous 3D Double X T-Rex puzzles.
  5. Laugh Brand With every purchase, Laugh gives back 30% of profits to fight human trafficking and exploitation.
  6. Plan Toys Fully transparent with their sustainable materials (such as wood from rubber trees & formadelyhyde-free glues) and sustainable manufacturing, Plan Toys gives back with their reforestation program and programs for children in the community.
  7. Yoobi – For every item bought, Yoobi donates an item to their Yoobi Classroom Pack, which is then distributed to classrooms, as determined by Kids in Need Foundation.

 

Love Abundantly, Unconditionally Giving Help (LAUGH Brand)

Can you imagine a company who makes giving away their profits a core value and priority? Laugh Brand just launched their children’s clothing line and are giving 30% of all profits to non-profit organizations. 30%!

Love Abundantly, Unconditionally Giving Help. LAUGH.

A goal we could all have, no?

After having traveled to Southeast Asia and witnessing the problem first hand, their goal is to help end child trafficking and exploitation by working with and donating to Not for Sale and Love 146. (Read more about both here.)

Facts from the Laugh Brand website:

There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in history.

An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year…some as young as 5 and 6.

An estimate 2 children are trafficked every minute…worldwide.

Laugh Brand’s Give 30 Movement

Allow those facts to sink in. Allow them to become real to you…

More slaves now than ever? But we don’t see this slavery in the US anymore. Thank God. I can’t imagine this.

My kids are 5. I can’t imagine them as slaves.

Two children become slaves every minute. TWO. I can’t imagine.

And just because I can’t imagine any of this actually happening, doesn’t mean it isn’t. And it certainly doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to it and go back to sipping my Starbucks and playing Angry Birds. It’s easy for us to build a nice, happy, safe world around us and pretend like these horrific things aren’t happening. Out of sight, out of mind.

But how do we help when the problem feels so far away? Unless you’re called to travel to help first hand, there is a very easy way to give back. Support Laugh Brand with clothing purchases and know that 30% of the profits are committed to go directly to non-profits that are working to end child trafficking.

And look at how gorgeous the clothing is! I know 3 boys who would fight over this shirt…

  

Take a few minutes and check out the Laugh Brand website. Follow them on twitter @LAUGHbrand. Like their Facebook page. Give them some love!