HooplaHa's Top Picks: 7 Gifts That Give Back This Holiday Season

Where did this year go? The holidays are just around the corner, and for once I didn't wait until the last minute to start my Christmas shopping. I love to give, I am always spoiling my family around the holidays. So I ask, why not take the giving one step further? I have scored the internet for gifts that in buying them- gives back to the world in some way. I have personally bought a few of these and I hope you do too. My personal favorite is the plant-able calendar... you can actually plant the pages to grow flowers - how ingenious!

1. Clean Water

Giving to the Clean Water Fund helps bring clean water and hygiene to communities around the world which in turn helps cut child deaths by more than half. You can check out Clean Water Fund to see the different types of donations. But even just $25 doubles in impact to provide one person with access to clean water and all its benefits. Make a donation in someone's name this holiday season!

2. Quotes That Grow, Plantable Eco Calendar

This adorable calendar is bright and inspirational with different quotes for each month. Each month is printed on seed paper, which means when the month is over plant it in your garden to grow wildflowers!

3. Pura Vida Charity Bracelets

Not only are these bracelets fashionable, but they go towards many great causes. There are various charity line collections to choose from. But whichever you choose, like Environmental Causes, proceeds go directly to help that cause. Check out the Save the Orcas: anti-captivity braided bracelet!

4. Hand In Hand Holiday Gift Set from Global Good Partners

Simple and elegant, this gift box comes with handmade earnings and two bracelets. Global Good Partners is dedicated to empowering women through dignified work and fair wages. Your purchase will help women artisans from New Jersey to Mbabane gain economic independence and provide healthier futures for themselves and their families.

5. Batik Cotton Elephant For Kids from SWIFT

This cute and cuddly elephant is the perfect gift for your little ones; while it helps improve the lives of over 5,000 people. Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT) is a member-based organization that works with 25 groups to employ 5,000 artisans from both rural and urban areas of Swaziland. The sale of this product helps SWIFT address the needs of its member organizations, which include medical care and education programs.

6. Lucas Backpack

I love this backpack and what it represents. The Lucas Backpack is a symbol for education. Purchasing one helps provide scholarships for students in need. Proceeds go to The Knock Foundation a group based in Kilimanjaro that provides scholarships to communities in need.

7. The GiveNow Card

The GiveNow card is not only super simple, but it is perfect for everyone on your list. You choose the value of the cards; your recipient chooses the charity; their charity receives a donation. This way, everyone wins this holiday season!

If you come across any other philanthropic gifts please send them our way. Happy Holiday Shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Girl Starts Charity to Help Kids By Coloring Outside the Lines

We'd like to introduce you to the cutest business girl, ever. Entrepreneur, designer and artist Bethany Sawyer started The Giving Goose when she was just 5 years old.

The Giving Goose is a clothing line whose products feature Bethany's artwork and allows children to color in and decorate their shirts. In recovery from atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), Bethany wanted to do something for other kids with cancer.10% of all proceeds go to benefiting charities fulfilling Bethany's goal to showcase children's drawings while helping others.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Family Hardship Creates LOLA Granola

Like many Americans, Mary and Ernie Molina experienced a time of financial crisis with the down turn of the economy. They lost their family owned retail cell phone store and were forced to rely on the generosity of relatives to cover monthly expenses.

When the family could no longer afford toilet paper, the Molina's knew something had to be done. Finally, Ernie was offered a sales position selling coins for commission only. In an effort to save money, Mary started making her own granola bars for Ernie to take to work as a snack. Occasionally, Ernie would offer one of Mary's granola bars to his coworkers. When the requests from the office began increasing every week, Mary and Ernie knew they were on to something.

Keep reading... Show less

How To Hug A Soldier In 3 Steps - Better Your Day With Joe and Jesse

Everyone could use a few more smiles in their daily lives…and watching a funny video will often do the trick! OnlyGood TV videos help make your life fun, more manageable, happy and stress free!

Would you like to make a soldier smile? In this episode of "Better Your Day", Joe and Jesse take you through the 3 easy steps to give the best hug. The annual Hug A GI Day is March 4th so make sure you try out these tips on your special soldier! Happy hugging!

Keep reading... Show less

Veterinarian is a Modern Day Dr. Dolittle - Dr. Amy Jo's Wild Life (Part 1)

This is the story of a modern day Dr. Doolittle with her own personal wildlife sanctuary, a local veterinarian who's life is dedicated to caring for unusual and extraordinary animals. These animals have become more than her patients or pets, they have become her family!

Keep reading... Show less

Caly Captivates The Crowd Singing At Midfield (Caly on the Good E5)

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand in front of thousands of people in a large stadium and sing our national anthem? Get ready because Caly Bevier is going to live out this fantasy right before your eyes!

On this episode of "Caly on the Good", the singer and ovarian cancer survivor shares her feelings about being asked to perform the National Anthem at LA's StubHub Center before the US Women's National Soccer team takes on the National Chilean Soccer team.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

This Program Keeps Military Families Close Together Through Reading

** Read Across America Day celebrates the simple joy of reading. Enjoy this story of how a special organization is making it possible for service members to read to their kids even when far from home. **

United Through Reading is a non-profit that offers active duty military service members the opportunity to pre-record themselves reading books to their children at home. The program's mission is to keep the connection between parents and children strong, all while encouraging literacy and making homecomings easier.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Ziggy The Pig Is A One Of A Kind, Unique Pet

"Living with a pig is crazy," says Jay Yontz. Jay and his girlfriend Kristin Hartness are pet-parents to a friendly pig named Ziggy—and there are plenty of crazy things about this little family's story!

Keep reading... Show less

Ashlee Muhammad is Harlem’s Rising “Eye-Conic” Fashion Designer

Ashlee Muhammad was born blind in one eye. She spent much of her youth being bullied for being "different" and yearned to fit in... until she finally realized she was born to stand out.

Keep reading... Show less

* PODCASTS *

* OGTV Top Videos *

Watch and Subscribe
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood TV on YouTube

mailbox

Get your Only Good TV Newsletter