Hopefully everybody has already finished their Christmas shopping, but if you’re still looking for some ideas here’s one. Instead of getting up at some horrifically early hour to go Black Friday shopping and get the latest tech gadget (that will be outdated in a few months), consider buying a fair trade gift. Fair trade simply means that the workers who made the product were treated and paid fairly. When you click on a fair trade product on The Animal Rescue Site scroll to the bottom and they usually give you some information about where, how and by whom the item was created. I’m about to purchase this beautiful glass necklace (for $3!) https://www.thehungersite.com/store/item.do?siteId=220&itemId=42361 and at the bottom it gives me information about the Tara Projects in India where it was made.
The animal rescue site (https://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/store/site.do?siteId=220) has a great selection of fair trade items that are also very reasonably priced. You can do all of your holiday (or Birthday) shopping from the comfort of your home. They have everything from household decorative items to clothing and jewelry and much much more! They often have sales going on and shipping is a flat rate of $5, or it’s even free when you give a monetary donation of $10 or more to one of the many charities (under the “Gifts that Give More” tab on the left). Gifts that Give More are also tax-deductible and they send you a receipt.
Your purchase also donates to whichever cause’s store you shop at. There are 6 separate “stores”– Hunger, Breast Cancer, Child Health, Literacy, Rainforest and Animal Rescue. For example, at the Animal Rescue store everything you purchase funds x amount of bowls of food for shelter animals at no cost to you.
They also have super cute E-cards that you can send out for the holidays or birthdays, and did I mention that they are free! http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/sendecard.faces?siteId=3
Also, don’t forget to click everyday at http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/. It only takes a few seconds, all you have to do is click and a donation is made! Don’t forget to click on all of the tabs on top and click for each cause! You can even sign up to get an email reminder to click everyday.
***I should mention that I am in no way affiliated with The Animal Rescue Site, I have never received free products or any of that jazz! I’m simply a happy repeat customer!***