I’ve donated a lot of stuff to Goodwill over the years, but I wasn’t aware until the past year that Goodwill used the sales of those items to provide support and job training to people who struggle with finding employment. Goodwill has a new tool to help people understand exactly how donating old stuff can […]
A Fundraiser in the Best of Taste
Want to make your next school fundraiser something meaningful instead of the usual “buy a ton of junk so you don’t have to torture your friends and neighbors guilt fest?”
Equal Exchange Fundraising offers organic and fairly traded foods, beautiful fairly traded gifts and recycled (tree-free!) cotton gift wrap. You can build your own community organization while supporting sustainability in communities around the globe…
Get 15% Off Doll Furniture at RosieHippo.com!
The heirloom-quality wooden doll furniture at RosieHippo.com is beautiful! This doll furniture fits American Girl Dolls, Corolle Dolls and all 18 inch or smaller dolls. It’s comparable in price to the furniture in the American Girl catalog, but this furniture is handmade in America by Amish craftsmen and much more special. And it’s on sale! Get 15% Off Doll Furniture at RosieHippo.com using coupon code RHDOLL15.
RosieHippo.com Wooden Highchair (12 Days of Giveaways)
RosieHippo.com is one of our favorite toy stores, and we’re thrilled to include their exclusive Wooden Highchair in our 12 Days of Giveaways. This heirloom-quality doll furniture is made by hand of solid pine by Amish craftsmen. It fits dolls up to 18″– including American Girl Dolls.
A Tisket, A Tasket, A Full Easter Basket
Easter was one of my favorite celebrations when I was little, although I was not a huge fan of the itchy tights. Now that I am a mama, I like to look for longer-lasting, eco-friendly goodies to share along with the giant chocolate bunnies.
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, we hope you have a great start to the Spring season with your family! Enjoy!
Gifts with Heart
One of my favorite stores is donating 25% of all Valentine’s Day purchases to Haiti. Click here to visit Rosie Hippo and to donate 25% of your purchase to Haiti use coupon code: HELPHAITI.
RosieHippo.com is the place to shop for hip, eco-friendly toys. Many of their toys are on-sale right now, so you can get a great deal and make a donation to Haiti at the same time.
Play Smart – Three Clever Puzzles from PlanToys
A kid’s work is play. And toddlers and preschoolers learn primarily through exploring the world around them. A few high quality toys, like the gorgeous sustainable, fair-trade toys available from Plan Toys, are enough to spark their imaginations. The tactile feel of real wood, the non-toxic, bright colors, and the open-ended nature of these toys make them perfect for flexible, young minds.
Plan Toys sent us three items from their catalog of Developmental Toys for Preschoolers and they have quickly become favorites in our house: Animal Domino Memory Game, 30-Piece Construction Set, and Stacking Tree.
Imagine That, ImagiPlay
Imagine a world where toys please the senses and stimulate the imagination. Now imagine a world where all of those toys are made in fair trade facilities from eco-friendly, sustainable materials.
It is easy if you try… just visit ImagiPlay. They make beautiful, clever wooden toys for infants, toddlers, and children…
Set Mom Free
The Emancipation Network (TEN) is an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. Through Made by Survivors, TEN provides survivors of slavery and people at risk of being trafficked into slavery with an opportunity for a sustainable income, education and help reintegrating into society.
When you purchase the beautiful gifts these survivors make, you are helping survivors of slavery help themselves…
These are the Environmentally Conscious People in Your Neighborhood
With the Eco Town from Plan Toys, your kids will find a new earth-friendly surprise around every corner.
We played with a set that includes a play mat with plenty of green set, an eco home, train station, vehicle charging station, and more–and all of these toys teach about sustainable development. Clean energy is spotlighted in this earth-friendly town.