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STIRR – Make A Stirr on IWD 2017

International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8, 2017. How are you planning to celebrate?    I have had the privilege of partnering in a small way with my friend Calvina as she has poured out her heart and soul into a new project called STIRR. WHAT IS STIRR? STIRR’s journey to India started in November of 2011 when founder and photographer, Calvina

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Fair Trade Giveaway – Threads Worldwide

I was recently contacted by a fair trade organization, Threads Worldwide, and asked if I wanted to check out their products and possibly host a giveaway on Do A Little Good. Um….YES PLEASE!   Threads was created by a group of three friends, … as a way to provide a market and income to skilled artisans who would otherwise be limited in their potential. We source

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SutiSana – Bags bringing hope and healing to Bolivia.

Last month I photographed some bright and springy clutches for a social enterprise in Bolivia called SutiSana. It is a very special program bringing hope and healing to former prostitute workers in El Alto, Bolivia, through an organization called Word Made Flesh. I have many personal connections with various WMF staff through our time together at John Brown University in Arkansas. I fully believe in the important

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#GivingTuesday Gift Guide

Whew… what a weekend of incredible sales and deals. #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday are forces to be reckoned with. Enter #GivingTuesday, a global movement of collective generosity. It’s a day to celebrate giving, to show we can give as well as we can get here in America.  Check out the Giving Tuesday network, or check the trending #GivingTuesday hashtag. So much good is happening today, I

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Ethical Holiday Shopping | The Root Collective

So we have talked about TOMS Marketplace and the newly launched and fabulous TO THE MARKET (TTM). Today, I am going to introduce you to another wonderful company doing a lot of good.   I recently got connected with Bethany, founder and chief designer of The Root Collective. Besides being fabulous, she has a heart of gold. We met in person at The Holiday

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TO THE MARKET | Survivor-Made Goods (TTM)

One of the highlights of my time at the #AYASummit hosted by ONE Girls & Women, was meeting Jane Mosbacher Morris.  Jane sat on a panel with Barrett Ward, founder of FashionABLE, Sydney Price of Kate Spade NY’s on purpose brand, and Petronella of Heifer International speaking about economic empowerment for women. (Jane and I wearing our HOPE Products sari infinity scarves at #AYASummit)

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TOMS Marketplace | Ethical Shopping

This year I have been signing up to be an affiliate for many of the brands I believe in, have been promoting and using for years now. I have not posted much about it, because frankly I haven’t really figured out how to work it into the rhythm of Do A Little Good. I want to make it clear that I will never advocate

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THS2014 – The Holiday Shop has online shopping discounts!

I hope as many as are able will come out to the shop on November 8, 2014. But I also keep hearing that people would LOVE an opportunity to shop the event online because they are not local or have conflicting events. Soooo,  I reached out to our amazing vendors and asked if they would be willing to create some discount codes for THS supporters to

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Fair Trade Fashion | FashionABLE Teshome Bracelet

One of my favorite fair trade companies is FashionABLE. Their scarves are fabulous and I have always loved the personal connection you feel with their artisans and products. Each product is named after one of the women in their program in Ethiopia. Each tag has her hand written name and a glimpse into how the purchase of that particular product is helping change her

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Cards Of Joy | Fighting child slavery in Haiti

Please check out this guest post by Matthew Millstein, the teenage abolitionist I introduced you to yesterday. In this season of honoring the Fathers in our lives, please consider joining him as he advocates for the fatherless in Haiti. Let’s help Matt meet his goal of raising $7200 by June 15!  Every dollar donation is matched by a generous benefactor at Beyond Borders. I know my

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