This holiday season, give a gift that gives back, that does more. Here are some ideas for local gifts that will make more than just the recipient smile!
Perfect for: teachers, hosts and hostesses, holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, clients, employees – and anyone who appreciates something extra special.
Delicious coffee that’s fair trade, organic, roasted by Metropolis Coffee Company and packed by adults with disabilities. 100% of proceeds benefit kids and adults with disabilities (such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome) across Chicagoland. aspirecoffeeworks.com
Blue Sky Bakery & Café
Homemade granola with a heaping of tasty social awareness. Provides transitional employment to homeless and at-risk youth. blue-sky-bakery.org
Petite soy travel candle made by Bright Endeavors, a social enterprise of New Moms, Inc, that instills confidence, professionalism and responsibility into adolescent mothers. brightendeavors.org
Fruit preserves produced by Lambs Farm, which provides all of the essential ingredients for people to grow. lambsfarm.org
All-natural urban honey that helps people facing significant barriers to employment, particularly those with histories of criminal conviction. sweetbeginningsllc.com
Magnet boards, frames and magnets from this home décor company founded on the belief that all people have talents, but some people are not given the opportunity to use them. These people may face physical or neurological challenges, but we don’t see them as “disabled.” To us, they are Uniquely Able. uniquelyable.com