With the shopping season upon us it’s inspiring to find so many people doing good in this world and focusing on intentional meaning as a driving force for their business practices and livelihood. I have an ever-growing list of incredible businesses that are embracing a social mission and finding purpose in the goods they’re choosing to feature or manifest into creation. Below I will touch on a few, but I’ll continue to share more.

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Causebox is a quarterly subscription service that includes a handpicked collection of ethical goods delivered to your door. This is a great way to learn about some inspiring companies and their products. You may decide to keep some of these lovely items or choose to give them as cherished gifts. Be sure to peruse their stories of past box collections to get a glimpse of their offerings. PS. sign up for their newsletter and receive $10 off.

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Hands Producing Hope works closely with artisans in Costa Rica and Rwanda to provides life skills, continued education, and a fair income for marginalized individuals often connecting the artisans with small churches and missionaries to promote their products.  

top left –  Orlando bracelet – handmade from Pita fibers / top right – Splendid Strands – made with handcrafted paper beads / bottom left – Ornaments of Hope – 100% of the funds for these ornaments goes directly to an education scholarship fund for the artisans / bottom right – Shalom necklace – made with collected seeds.

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Siestas For Fiestas mission started as a way to offer Christmas meals for families living in poverty through their church in Cancun. Last year they served 800 families a Christmas meal through their mission. Each blanket purchased provides a special Christmas meal for a family in need.

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I hope you enjoy reading more about these businesses doing social good through their mission and if you’re holiday shopping in Kansas City, two great places to find ethical goods is Golden and Pine and Hand and Land. 

Have a great Thanksgiving and cherish this special time with family and friends!