central city coffee
Central City Coffee helps people who have faced homelessness
gain employment experience by sourcing and roasting sustainably-harvested beans. Trainees
learn transferable clerical skills in
an office setting that can help them achieve self-sufficiency.
women's bean project
Enjoy gifting gourmet goods that support jobs for chronically unemployed women who are learning to stand tall, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. This lovingly handmade collection of savory and sweet Women’s Bean Project food products will give you or someone you care about a lot of delicious meals and snacks to enjoy any time of the year.
Give loved ones a soft and sweet place to lay their head with EPA Made’s original pillow design of mama and baby whale with the phrase "I whale always love you."
The linen pillows are hand screen-printed by single mothers in East Palo Alto, CA and feature duck feather filling for luxurious coziness!
made by dwc
Give your favorite teacher or co-worker a sweet-smelling treat with MADE by DWC’s Milk & Cookies Gift Set featuring creamy goats’ milk soap and a sugar cookie-scented candle. By purchasing their handmade products, you contribute to breaking the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness for women in the Skid Row community.
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.
dfrntpigeon is an urban apparel brand run exclusively by Portland's marginalized youth. The art they make is inspired by their unique experiences and perspectives on the world. Whether on cool t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, tote bags, or stationery, drfntpigeon’s apparel and accessories make a unique and powerful gift that changes lives. Their Adventure Blanket is produced using a technical fabric designed with a melange styled, woven outer face. The inner face is a furry fleece that offers a warm, cozy, feel—great for around the fire or a waterproof buffer for your next outing with the loved ones. http://www.dfrntpigeon.com
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. Made from the finest ingredients, all of their treats are gently baked and contain no artificial preservatives. 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 Coupon Code REDF2017 to receive 20% off and free shipping on purchases of $25 or more.
beelove® restore & protect ultimate body balm seals in moisture and is specially formulated with pure lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus oil-infused beeswax to deeply protect and soften dry, cracked hands and feet. It easily absorbs into your skin, leaving it soft and you feeling restored. Men and women returning from incarceration produce beelove® products while developing a stable work history, learning marketable skills and gaining the confidence they need to re-enter the workforce.
Calm your body and mind, softly scent any living space, and stay grounded during the holidays with the power of lavender found in Thistle Farms’ new Relaxation Basket. The basket includes some of their most popular products in their signature lavender scent: Lavender Bath Soak, Lavender Body Butter, Lavender Candle, and Calm Healing Oil.
A perfect gift to show you care.
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.
homeless garden project
Homeless Garden Project’s “Gardener’s Salve” is a great gift for hard working hands. They use calendula and chamomile (organically grown on their farm) to infuse sweet almond and olive oils thereby extracting the skin healing and renewing properties from the flowers. They then add locally sourced beeswax and therapeutic grade essential oils to give you the utmost in nourished hands, elbows and feet. Products are handcrafted in their workshop in Santa Cruz, CA by people who are experiencing homelessness.
MILE HIGH WORKSHOP
Handcrafted by men and women rebuilding from homelessness, addictions, and incarceration, the Ambrosia Maple Traditional board from Mile High Workshop has a curved and rounded handle integrated in a board with arced sides, rounded ends, and rounded edges. Their cutting boards are ideal for either cutting on or as serving platters for charcuterie. All cutting and serving boards are finished with 100% food grade mineral oil.
UTEC’s handmade cutting boards are created by youth working to break down barriers to their success. Their young people transform East Coast hardwoods salvaged from scraps of ash, cherry, and walnut into stunning, durable cutting boards that are ideal for presentation and serving as well as food preparation.
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.
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.
Beautiful Day products are made with mostly organic grains and seeds, honey, and cranberries, freshly handcrafted in Providence, RI by newly-arrived refugees from places like Iraq, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Purchase a granola bag, bar, or join their monthly subscription, #TeamGranola. www.BeautifulDayRI.org
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.
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 Infinitely Simple 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 Infinitely Simple’s handcrafted products.
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.
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.