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Fall Giving: Uncommon Goods Better To Give Charity Program

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You know that I have a passion for giving. With the arrival of October and the Fall season, I wanted to share ways that you can get a jumpstart on the season of giving by spotlighting some phenomenal social good campaigns and programs.

 

 First up is the Better to Give charity program by East Coast retailer Uncommon Goods.

Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Uncommon Goods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. They run all of their operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, including their warehouse where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. They make it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what they sell is made by hand. Most of the products they carry are created in the United States, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of it all is their belief that it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way.

  Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program

 Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program

Through their Better to Give program, they have used the power of retail to connect consumers with charities around the globe. With every purchase someone makes from Uncommon Goods, a $1 donation is given to a non-profit of the customer’s choice. Since the program’s inception 12 years ago, Uncommon Goods has donated over $700,000 to charitable causes. Their hope is to double and even triple that amount in the years to come.

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*The charities that are supported include:

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

 Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program

American Forests protects and restores forests worldwide, helping to preserve the health of our planet for the benefit of its inhabitants.

 

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

 

City Harvest strives to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue, distribution, and education.

  Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program

The Uncommon Goods website offers everything from home and garden items, to dining and entertainment furnishings and office needs. Cameras, books, accessories, and even clothing for men, women, and children are all there available to browse and purchase. There’s even a Gifts section with items categorized by price—perfect for the upcoming Holiday season! I’ve already taken care of a few family members on my shopping list with some unique holiday gifts.

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A snapshot of the Uncommon Goods website

 

I feel good when I know that I’m giving back. The Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program helps me to do just that with the purchases I normally make every day. It is an awesome, non-evasive way to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Get your giving started early this year! To utilize the Better To Give program and/or learn more about Uncommon Goods, be sure to check out their website by >>clicking here.<<

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You can also:

~Follow Uncommon Goods on Facebook
~Follow Uncommon Goods on Twitter
~Follow Uncommon Goods on Pinterest

Uncommon Goods Better to Give charity program

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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