Bright Endeavors is an innovative social enterprise that operates a job training program in Chicago for young moms age 16-24. Their premium soy candles come in a wide variety of beautiful scents including Almond Berry Galette, Holiday Citrus, Lavender Sprig, Pumpkin Chai, Whitebark Pine and more. Light a candle. Transform a life.
This holiday season, give a gift that matters. Thistle Farms Three Trees Soy Candle and Room Spray are blended with pure essential oils and handcrafted by women survivors of trafficking and addiction in Nashville, TN. A classic and invigorating blend of cedar wood, balsam fir, and spruce along with gift-ready silver packaging make this limited edition duo a must-have for the holiday season.
made by dwc
When you’re craving something sweet this holiday season, MADE by DWC’s Brown Sugar & Fig Gift Set delivers the sugar. With an 8oz soy candle and 3oz all-natural soap, this gift set is a treat for the skin and senses. The candle contains clean burning soy wax, is hand-poured and eco-friendly, and is wrapped in a kraft box with a burlap bow. The soap is made in small batches with the highest quality organic ingredients including vitamin E, mango butter, olive oil, and wrapped in handcrafted paper. It’s perfect to gift to someone special or yourself! www.MADEbyDWC.org
Share a message of hope with your loved ones with a special piece of jewelry from EPAMade! A cuff has their tagline "Let hope rise" engraved and comes with a tassel in the colors of sunrise. www.EPAMade.com
homeless garden project
The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, CA provides job training, transitional employment, and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness. Using organic herbs and flowers from their farm, they have created a lovely assortment of organic baking mixes, seasoning salts, bath, and body products and much more! Planting Seeds. Transforming Lives.
Purple Door Coffee
Purple Door Coffee is a specialty espresso bar and coffee roaster in Denver, Colorado that employs teens and young adults who have been homeless and want to leave homelessness behind. www.PurpleDoorCoffee.com
the giving keys
The Giving Keys is a social impact fashion brand changing lives with inspirational jewelry through their pay it forward business model. Every product is stamped with an inspirational word like DREAM, STRENGTH, HOPE, and the wearer is encouraged to embrace their word, then pay it forward by giving their product to a person who needs the message more. Every product purchased supports job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness.
Handcrafted at HHP’s 1eleven® workshop in Chicago by adults from under-served and overlooked communities is the mindful luxury spa experience. It contains Round Aloe Glycerin Soap Lathers, Candle in a Rocks Glass, and Pacific Sea Salt Soaks. Available scents in Lavender, Mint Tea, and Sea Salt.
Homeboy Industries was the vanguard of the social enterprise movement. Their numerous social enterprises offer diverse branded products such as apparel and stylish bags, while providing hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women. Homeboy Foods offers delicious pastries, cakes, cookies, granola, and holiday gift packages.
central city coffee
Central City Coffee production helps formerly homeless single moms work toward self-sufficiency by providing career training that leads to marketable skills and living wages. These high-quality beans are sustainably harvested and sourced.
UTEC’s handmade cutting boards are created by young adults working to carve out better futures. Their young people transform East Coast hardwoods salvaged from scraps of ash, cherry, and walnut into stunning, durable cutting boards that are ideal for food preparation, presentation, as well as serving. Custom options available.
Indulge in our all natural, spa quality body cream, exfoliator, and soothing balms, each with our signature beelove® scent, to pamper your every need. Silky body cream; remarkable exfoliating honey and brown sugar scrub, restorative ultimate body balm, and super-moisturizing care and repair natural lip balm. Our products are produced by men and women returning from incarceration and looking to turn their lives around. We help them regain their confidence, develop new job skills and start to build a stable work history.
This stunning Rebel Nell gold-filled pendant is handcrafted from fallen layers of graffiti paint sourced from different areas in Detroit. Each piece is totally one of a kind, and created by women transitioning out of homelessness in Detroit.
This Mindful Works pouf can be used as alternate seating or as a cozy ottoman to rest your feet. It is also the perfect size for a tray table in your living room. All poufs have removable, washable covers and a durable liner filled with polystyrene. Men and women recovering from mental health challenges design and produce each of Mindful Works’ handcrafted products.
HEAVENDROPt offers products such as pet bandanas, tri-braid bracelets, necklaces, and eyeglass holders made with strong, authentic recycled military parachute material. These durable items make a great gift and show your support for the HEAVENDROPt cause of honoring veterans and people with disabilities.
These life-changing Wagster treats come in three flavors: Peanut Butter & Molasses, Apple & Toasted Almond and Banana & Toasted Coconut. Each batch is handmade with love by men and women striving to overcome homelessness and economic insecurity by gaining skills for stable employment. All three chef-inspired recipes have just six simple ingredients, plus they’re free of corn, wheat and soy. Pets and pet guardians love their tasty treats that are “good for dogs, good for the community!” www.WagsterTreats.com
Greyston Bakery doesn’t hire people to bake brownies—they bake brownies to hire people. Give the delicious gift of Greyston Bakery Brownies and you give the gift of opportunity, self-sufficiency, and success to a hardworking individual.
Big House Beans
Big House Beans specialty coffee roasters not only sources and roasts the best and most unique coffees out there, but seeks to provide opportunities to anyone who has a vision for their future and a heart to work hard. www.BigHouseBeans.com
women's bean project
Enjoy gifting gourmet goods that support chronically unemployed women who are working to rebuild their lives through transitional employment. This lovingly hand packaged collection of savory and sweet Women’s Bean Project products have been curated by women who learn job readiness and life skills needed to gain career entry-level employment and become self-sufficient.
dfrntpigeon is a social enterprise lifestyle and apparel brand run by Portland’s marginalized youth. They specialize in unisex urban apparel with a mission. Their products aren’t just fashion; they reflect the unique experiences and perspectives of the youth artists. Whether on rad tees, hoodies, mugs, totes, prints, or accessories, dfrntpigeon’s products make a unique and powerful gift that changes lives. www.dfrntpigeon.com
MILE HIGH WORKSHOP
Handcrafted cutting boards from Mile High WorkShop make a beautiful gift or addition to your own kitchen. Every board sold creates a learning opportunity for members of the team. Cutting boards are available in three different wood species: Walnut, Cherry, and Ambrosia Maple. These come in a variety of sizes and all cutting and serving boards are finished with 100% food grade mineral oil only. Cutting boards are ideal for either cutting on or as serving platters for charcuterie. Custom options available.
Beautiful Day has premium gifts (granola, bars, coffee) handcrafted by former refugees as part of a job-training and resilience-building program in Providence, RI. Send a gift or monthly subscription that helps those you love do something practical about human displacement. Use code REDF2018 for 10%. www.BeautifulDayRI.org
Clean 360 creates small batch, handcrafted bath and body products made by individuals who have been disconnected from the workforce for an extended period of time. Created in their Uptown Oakland workshop using the finest ingredients, Clean 360 offers products for the most discerning on your list. Choose from their aromatic custom blended scents like Kiwi Watermelon or their ever popular Cotton Clouds from their Signature Scent Collection.
Made from scratch in Dayton, Ohio by youth experiencing homelessness, Lindy’s Bakery offers a unique line of gourmet dog treats that will satisfy the most discriminating canine palates. With mouthwatering flavors like Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter and Bacon, and Salmon Snaps, your pup will always be looking for new ways to earn their special treat. Visit their website and use code REDF2018 to receive 20% off and free shipping on purchases of $25 or more. www.LindyandCompany.org
Ground Up pdx
Ground Up is a not-just-for-profit business that makes healthy and delicious nut butters, providing employment to women overcoming adversity. Share the tastes of Oregon with their three jar holiday tasting flight. This package includes their holiday exclusive flavor Salted Eggnog, as well as Coconut Cardamom with Chia Seeds and Cinnamon Snickerdoodle. Each comes in a 4-oz jar, wrapped together in a cardboard box perfect for gifting! The set also includes their signature #spreadgood wooden spoon and a nut butter recipe card. www.GroundUpPDX.com
piece by piece
These 2-inch votive charmers from Piece by Piece are created using recycled stained glass, individually handcrafted by their Artisans in Skid Row and South Los Angeles. Each votive has a unique artistic flair revealing the personality of the Artisan.
Inside out bar
Inside Out Bars come in Almond Cranberry and Peanut Butter Choco Chip flavors and contain 1 Billion CFU's of Probiotics making these delicious and nutritious bars! Your purchase support fair chance employment opportunties for reentry citizens. www.InsideOutBar.com