Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Charitable Way


Sterling Silver Marcasite and Garnet Colored Glass Heart Pendant, 18"


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With that in mind, it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get that special someone.  This year give a meaningful gift that both makes a lasting impression on your significant other and helps those in need.  Here are a few ways to help charity while celebrating Valentine’s Day:


Lafco NY Mini Candles
Nothing sets the mood like candles and this set of three Lafco NY Mini Candles is sure to do the trick.  Packaged in a beautiful luxurious box, these candles feature the warm, sweet scent of chamomile and lavender.  Make sure you purchase this gift online at GiftsThatGive.com and $17 of your $85 purchase will go to the charity of your choice.  Options for your donation include St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and hundreds more.  


Sandpiper Imports
Based in Chicago, IL this national online store offers shoppers authentic, unique jewelry and accessories imported directly from Bali, Indonesia.  Founders Sara Davis and Erika Herrera have done more than just bring beautiful, hand-selected pieces to America’s fashionistas - they are also doing their part to support animal charities abroad as well as international fair trade practices.  Sandpiper Imports regularly donates to the Bali Animal Welfare Association and the Bali Adoption and Rehabilitation Center.  Shop now at www.sandpiperimports.com
 

ONEHOPE Wine
Whether it’s a first date, a long-term relationship or an old fling, wine is an essential part of any Valentine's Day date.  ONEHOPE Wine offers a California Chardonnay that is not only delicious but supports the fight against breast cancer.  Hand-crafted with a blend of grapes from vineyards in Napa & Sonoma, this white wine is crisp, slightly sweet and light.  $3.00 from every $18.00 bottle sold goes to charities who support the fight against breast cancer while an additional $1.90 goes to another charity of your choice (options include Keep A Child Alive, Pencils for Promise and about a dozen others.)  Shop now at http://www.onehopewine.com/our-wines/white-wine/chardonnay/2010-onehope-california-chardonnay


Chocolate 4 Charity
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, a box of chocolate is as classic as it gets.  Chocolate 4 Charity offers a variety of decadent desserts while supporting a great cause.  Choose from natural homemade chocolates, gourmet dark chocolate brownies and a variety of English toffee.  All of the proceeds from the company’s sweets sales go directly to help families in need at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.  Since all treats ship within a day or two this is perfect for a last minute gift.  Shop now at www.chocolate4charity.com 


About Sandpiper Imports: Sandpiper Imports is the realization of the dream of two great friends to turn their passions for travel, social responsibility, and beautiful jewelry into a business. Sandpiper Imports offers a unique collection of high quality .925 sterling silver jewelry pieces and beautiful handcrafted accessories from Bali, Indonesia. Owners Sara Davis and Erika Herrera are focused on building equitable, long-term relationships with their artisans and vendors in keeping with internationally recognized fair trade principles. Sandpiper Imports’ goal is to create a sense of global community by bringing a piece of the world to its customers through beautiful jewelry.  Sandpiper Imports is headquartered in Chicago, IL.  Sandpiper Imports happily offers all customers $1 shipping everyday.  For more information or to view the pieces currently available for purchase, please visit www.SandpiperImports.com 
 



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