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Socially Responsible Gift Giving

Here is a list of companies who folks believe are socially responsible sellers and organizations. Please submit retailers, causes and other orgs who are changing the world! Please no SPAM. Suggestions will be moderated.

Ten Thousand Villages

A great place to buy hand crafted items from around the world. Shops can also be set up at a local location. Shop online or use the website to find a store in your area!

Heifer Project

Okay, who doesn't want to get a goat for Christmas? Seriously, a great way to help build sustainability by buying animals for folks in other countries. Heifer has such a variety of animals/packages in the catalog, that children and grown ups alike enjoy picking what they can send.

The Trevor Project

Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth

Covenant Network of Presbyterians

Presbyterians working for full inclusion of LGBTQ persons whom God is calling to serve, and for the unity of the church.

Living Waters for the World

Living Waters for the World trains and equips people to share the gift of clean water with communities in need




Gifts that make a difference, ethical fair trade gift and crafts products from a range of developing countries. Shop Now.


A big bright luggage tag, made by members of the Fair Trade Federation, for responsible travelers wishing to be a voice against sexual slavery and trafficking.

Presbyterian Communities and Services

Located in Dallas, Presbyterian Communities and Services is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that provides exceptional continuing care retirement communities and leading hospice services.Our family of organizations includes Grace Presbyterian Village, Presbyterian Village North, and Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

Invisible Children

Working in Northern Uganda on a variety of issues all to help lift up the lives of children in that part of the world.

Marion Medical Mission Shallow Wells

Marion Medical Mission puts shallow wells in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia, Africa. 100% of your donation goes for its intended purpose. Each village contributes sand, stone, and bricks to build the well. There's a maintenance system in place so that if the well breaks, a nearby maintenance person can fix it.

Asian Americans United (AAU)

Established in 1985, Asian Americans United exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build their communities and unite to challenge oppression. We've built a school, created green spaces, organized a cultural festival, and worked for justice while building communities.

Project 7

For every purchase made (of everyday items like coffee) a donation is made that makes an impact in one of seven areas: Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well and Save the Earth.

Presbyterians for Renewal

Mobilizing the leaders of congregations within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be biblically faithful and missionally minded in their service to Jesus Christ.

Celebration Gift Guide 2011-2012 - Christian Refor

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate those special occasions and events in the lives of your family members and friends? These special projects from the Christian Reformed Church agencies and ministries are gifts that will change people’s hearts and
lives in Christ’s name. That’s gift giving with a difference!

Great micro-lending company and you can send $$ to people as a gift for them to lend out.

Blue Marbles Project

Saving the ocean one blue marble at a time. Share your gratitude with those who are doing good things for our Blue Marble Planet.

Green Apple Books

If they can't find it, you probably don't need to read it. A great local used book store in San Francisco. Great deal on shipping and awesome service.

Arkipelago Filipino Online Bookstore

Arkipelago Books is dedicated to providing literary products from Southeast Asian countries, especially from the Philippines. By providing books from Southeast Asia and Asian American writers, artists and educators, we are fulfilling a need for people here to discover more about the Filipino and Filipino American community. These materials show an extensive collection of works that can provide us with the means to inform ourselves, as well as others, about our heritage and native homelands.

Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance working with the LGBTQ API community around awareness, compassion and justice.

First Book - San Francisco

A consortium of community-based non-profits working together to share strategies and resources that bring books into the hands, homes, and hearts of some of San Francisco’s most underserved families. We build the personal libraries of children in need.

The Green Seahorse

The Green Seahorse is an online eco-friendly retailer offering a huge variety of Fairly Traded Goods and 100% natural and organic choices for greening your home and garden and keeping your family healthy. Many items are made from sustainable, recycled materialsOur Mission is to provide environmentally safe, natural and sustainable choices to those who want to maintain a healthy balance in their life, family and planet.

Krochet Kids

buy a hat. change a life.

Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP)

"Our focus is to build critical folk cultural knowledge, sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in our region, and create equitable processes and practices for nurturing local grassroots arts and humanities." ~ from the PFP website

Peace Bonds - Nonviolent Peaceforce

Peace Bonds support the work of the Nonviolent Peaceforce to promote, develop and implement unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict.