Thursday, June 20, 2013

5 basic purchases to feel good about

How awesome would be if for every purchase you made, you were helping someone in need?

I mean, dang. That'd be fantastic.

Maybe someday we can get there. But for now, here are five basic necessities to get us started:

Toothbrush - Smile Squared

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I blogged about this company a few months ago and still love their mission. Their motto is: "We believe even small, everyday products, like toothbrushes, can have a big impact on the world." One toothbrush means a toothbrush to someone in need for a healthier mouth.

$5.95 // one toothbrush

Socks - Mitscoots

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In the winter, one of my most favorite things to do is to throw on a nice pair of socks and cuddle up under a warm blanket. And this winter, I think I'll need to grab some of these guys.

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In addition to giving away a pair for every pair purchased, Mitscoots also employs the homeless to package up the socks. It's a win, win, win for everyone.

Women's Argyle Socks // $14

Water Bottle - Project 7

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Stay hydrated and save a life! The great thing about Project 7 is that their products are located in retail stores, including Walmart. So you can pick up a pack of Project 7 gum or water bottles pretty much anywhere and proceeds go to a number of worthy causes: feeding people and saving the planet are just a few.

Snack Bar - 2 Degrees

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I've been trying to be a lot more healthy lately and have been investigating healthy snack bars. So, naturally, I got a little excited when I found 2 Degrees. Nutritious bars for me, a healthy meal for someone in need.

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Chocolate Peanut Bars - 9 bars // $17.95

Soap - SoapBox Soaps

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I can smell the freshness from here. It might not be something that you always think that people need, but soap allows good hygiene and good hygiene means fewer diseases, sicknesses, and illness.  You being squeaky clean means someone is healthy too.

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Lemongrass Bar Soap // $4.99 

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