Giving someone a present that you know they will enjoy is always rewarding; when the purchase of said gift also gives back to an important cause, the experience is even more meaningful. With that in mind, we asked our editors across the country to share items from scouted businesses in their communities that do double duty, delighting the recipient while also supporting those in need. From adorable apparel for the younger set that helps feed children to jewelry that contributes to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, scroll through for six locally sourced finds that do good, and discover more local businesses—and causes—to support while doing your holiday shopping in The Scout Guide Directory, which includes a number of wonderful nonprofit organizations and small businesses that regularly contribute to organizations within their communities.
“TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER” SNAPPIE, “FULL OF PAWSITIVITY” CHILDREN’S TEE AND “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” UNISEX ADULT TEE // Available for purchase online from Mini + Meep in Asheville, North Carolina. Each purchase provides a meal to a child in need.
ANZIE AZTEC STARBURST SILHOUETTE Y-NECKLACE // Available for purchase online from Jackson Hole Jewelry in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Every purchase from Jackson Hole Jewelry is eligible for a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
RISE SCHOOL GIRL SET AND RISE SCHOOL BOY BUBBLE // Available for purchase online from Dondolo in Dallas, Texas. Fifty percent of each Rise School purchase will go to the Ashford Rise School of Dallas to support their mission to provide high quality early education and socialization for children with and without disabilities in an inclusive environment.
“BE KIND” DOGGIE BANDANA // Available for purchase online from Ben’s Bells Project in Tucson, Arizona. Every handmade and hand-selected item sold helps from Ben’s Bells Project funds their open art studios, kindness education, and furthers their mission of inspiring kindness.
“BE MIGHTY PRESENT” EMBROIDERED BLUE SWEATSHIRT // Available for purchase online from Mighty Oaks Foundation in Saint Louis, Missouri. The Mighty Oaks Foundation mission is to carry on the legacy of Oakes Ortyl, a mighty warrior born with a congenital heart defect, by spreading love and hope to heart families. Through critical financial support and emotional comfort, they enable families to focus on the love that empowers them to bravely face the fight.
GEMSTONE STUDS // Available for purchase online from Pearls by Shari in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pearls by Shari is an instrumental donor to various charitable causes, including Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, National Museum of Wildlife Art, and more in the local and national community.