Want to mix your love of shopping with a little philanthropy? Purchase a FEED 2 Bracelet ($5) at Forever 21 and the money will provide two school meals for children through the United Nations World Food Programme. Hand-crafted by artisans from Guatemala, the glass-beaded bracelets come in six punchy colors, each representing the country to receive the school meals.
YELLOW represents Sri Lanka, which still suffers from the effects of the 2004 tsunami; BLACK is for two school meals in Kenya, a country with over one million children in the UN World Food Programme; BLUE supports school children in earthquake-ravaged Haiti; RED gives support to Swaziland, the most HIV-prevalent country in the world; GOLD goes to Honduras, home of the world’s third largest school feeding operation; and SILVER serves Pakistan, where recent flooding and earthquakes still affect millions of children.
What better way to channel the spirit of Christmas than to give a gift — to yourself or to a friend — that also does some good.