So many local businesses have lost so much. Here are some gift ideas for you to consider as you are shopping this year. These businesses give back to support our neighbors, so your purchase will help the community exponentially. Let's come together and love locally this holiday season!
This beautiful alphabet book is filled with inspiring and empowering words for readers of all ages. It was written and illustrated by 4th graders from Wesley Prep and K-2nd grade students from Heart House, a non-profit organization supporting school age refugee children. It would make a perfect Christmas gift for anyone on your list who needs an extra dose of hope and love! Order your copy HERE, and learn more about Heart House HERE. All proceeds from your purchase will benefit Heart House.
Cafe Momentum provides a transformative experience through a 12-month paid post-release internship program for young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities. They rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development. We love the gift boxes, ranging in price from $43 to $130. Gift box #3 is our favorite, shown here. All proceeds from your purchase will support this amazing program. Throw in a gift card to the restaurant, too! It is a special place! Click HERE to shop.
Bonton Farm is an urban farm in South Dallas. It brings jobs and healthy food to an area where there aren't enough of either. However, Bonton Farms brings so much more. It is a beacon of hope and a gathering place where a sense of community and identity can be regained. The market, cafe and coffee shop are meeting places for friends from all over the metroplex. If you have not had a chance to visit , I encourage you to get to know this special part of our city. This gift box contains Bonton Farms Honey, Honey Butter (the best food you'll ever taste, according to my students), and goats' milk soap. Shop for your gift box and other fun items HERE.
The inspiration behind the name of this candle is from the founder of Redeemed Women: Aelicia Watson, also known as Chocolate. This candle, while titled "Chocolate", doesn’t smell like chocolate at all. In fact, it’s a combination of cactus flower, lime, coconut, and vanilla.
Our hope is that you will enjoy the delicious benefits from this candle and when someone asks you why it doesn’t smell like chocolate, you can tell them about Redeemed Women and how Chocolate is spreading the love of Jesus and helping women in South Dallas, TX. Proceeds from your candle purchase will support Redeemed women. Order your candle HERE. Learn more about Redeemed women HERE.
Howdy Homemade is harnessing hope and hard work to empower people with special needs, one scoop at a time...and here's the scoop...if you haven't tried their Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip ice cream, you are not fully alive yet. Right now, Howdy Homemade is offering a fun gift called a "Quarantine Cooler" in which you can select 14 pints of ice cream to be delivered to a friend's doorstep. What a fun way to bless a friend! Click HERE to arrange your Quarantine Cooler, purchase gift cards for stocking stuffers, or schedule Howdy Homemade to cater your next gathering.
Akola is a non- profit social business designed to empower women in disadvantaged communities through training, employment and holistic care. Currently, Akola provides work opportunities to over 500 women in Uganda and Dallas so they can transform the lives of over 4,000 children in their communities.
Akola Jewelry is the first full-impact brand to be sold in the luxury space through their national, every store launch in Neiman Marcus. As a non-profit, Akola reinvests 100% of its profit to help women in poverty.
The Karatasi DIY Bracelet kit is a perfect gift to ignite indoor entertainment and share a positive message. Order your Akola items HERE.
Support the bakers against racism! For every Texas pecan shortbread cookie sold between now and December 31st, $1 is donated to the Next Generation Action Network. @nextgenaction. These cookies can be shipped anywhere. Order them HERE
Vickery Trading Company is a non-profit social business that equips refugee women for long-term success through vocational training, personal development and fair wages. They make precious clothing for children, lounge wear, hair accessories, and face masks. The face masks are so cute, and they would make wonderful stocking stuffers! Click HERE to shop and learn more about Vickery Trading Company.