In the season of giving, why not take the extra step to find a gift that will benefit more than just the recipient? So many products and companies here in the Kansas City area have the mission to pay it forward with gifts that give back. Your gift will not only give happiness and joy to your loved one, it will also give back to a cause, charity, or someone in need. Giving doesn't get much better than that!
KC Beard Balm
Owners - Jennifer Karns and Corey Quinonez
Website - BelieveInYourBeard.com
Instagram and Twitter - @BLIEVEbeardcare
This is the 3rd Annual “Believe In Your Beard” No Shave 2018 campaign. They collaborated again with Charlie Hustle Clothing Co. on this year’s T-shirt. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from each T-shirt sold will benefit Children’s Mercy for cancer research, prevention and education throughout the month of November. For a full list of participating retailers visit BelieveInYourBeard.com and @BLIEVEbeardcare.
Website - NevaWear.com
Instagram - @nevawear
At NEVA Wear, they make high-quality activewear for women who want to look good, feel good and do good. They hire female artisans around the world to embroider inspirational phrases onto each piece. They pay these women fair and transformational wages for their skills, helping them care for their families in ways that had not been available to them before. They call it “fitanthropic” - a mash-up of philanthropic and fitness wear. Their most recent styles were embroidered by women right here in KC!
You can buy NEVA Wear at NevaWear.com and on Amazon.
Owner – E.J. Wood
Website – UntamedSupply.com
Instagram - @untamed_supply
Mother Nature is their church, and they believe in the duty to honor and preserve the environment. These values are why they source a renewable soy wax, fine fragrance oils, and lead-free cotton wicks. They didn’t just stop at making an eco-friendly product, but they also donate three percent of their profits to The National Parks.
The Farmer’s House
Website – TheFarmersHouse.org
Instagram - @thefarmershousemoandks
They’re a market with a mission. Their markets are cheerful places with something for everyone. They’re also a non-profit providing vocational and community integration services for youth and adults with developmental disabilities -- their farmers. Their retail markets are bright, happy places loaded with unique merchandise. They are known for their apple dumplings; pies; and private label items including jams, apple butters, honey mustards and barbecue sauces. All sales support their mission of embracing, enhancing and supporting the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.