Happy February! Maybe it’s the peek of spring, bright warm days or the class lists coming home for school valentine prep. Regardless, I get excited thinking about ways to make my family and friends smile with a kind thought, message or gift in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
I tend to get excited about a lot of things, holidays especially. I feel fortunate that I have so much to be thankful for every day. Spreading cheer and love makes me happier and if feels so good to give! I’m a big believer in less is more, but absolutely have my tendencies to splurge…YOLO right? In the spirit of giving and spreading the love here’s a few companies that are empowering others and giving back:
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Water with a heart…pefectly packaged for Valentines. Those that know me well know water is incredibly important to me. I’m constantly monitoring my family’s use of water, making sure we are careful, conscious and respectful of our consumption. Cohasset-based female entrepreneurs from Everybody Water support Water 1st international to bring clean water directly into the homes of children and their families. Cheers to that! (NOTE: all CK current New Year Wellness Club home delivery clients will be receiving a carton of Everybody Water in honor of spreading the love this Valentine’s Day!)
jewelry starting from $20+
Starfish Project restores hope to exploited women in Asia. I gifted a necklace from this company to our CK Wellness Tribe gift swap over the holidays and everyone fell fast for the beautiful design – and then fell hard for the story behind the company. Through their Holistic Care Programs Starfish Project provides training, healthcare, shelter, counseling and educational grants for women and their children. On top of this they have a great customer service team who stands behind their products.
Baublerella Bling Brush
Instead of jewelry this year, why not spruce up the gems you already own? This female owned company is helping you shine by providing an on the go natural jewelry cleaner safe on real and faux gems. In addition, a portion of profits is donated to Rae’s Hope. Based in Dallas, Texas, Rae’s Hope provides weekly programs to young girls with a focus on healthy living, the importance of being physically fit and education while building long term relationships and stepping up as role models.
Inspired by nature, Flora 1761 creates beautiful nail lacquer free from 8 harmful ingredients common in other polishes and is certified vegan and cruelty free. Safer for the environment, safer for you. In addition, this female owned company believes in empowering women and a portion of proceeds is donated to Dress for Success.
Central City Coffee
Nonprofit brew, Female crew. With a motto like that and flavors like: Magic Mama, Warrior Woman and Solstice Sister (to name a few) it’s easy to drink up this goodness. Central City Coffee supports Central City Concern, founded in 1979 in Portland, OR. Their mission is to end homelessness and achieve self sufficiency. By providing housing, encouraging healthy lifestyles and employment, this organization is supporting transformations in their city.
Sh*t That I Knit
I love this merino wool neckie from Sh*t That I Knit. You know this Boston based company for their amazing hats, for Men, Women, Littles and Mommy & me collections. These neckie’s do not disappoint, super soft cashmere-like feel with all the warmth wool provides. Plus your purchase helps support their Give a Sh*t Program, where the company donates Knit Kits to young adults undergoing cancer treatment.
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