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Four holiday gifts that give to charity

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Four holiday gifts that give to charity

Christmas is the time for giving to those you love and to those who are less fortunate. So why not do both at the same time? These four gifts are double-duty presents with proceeds that go to charity. [caption id="attachment_24619" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Toms Ivory Metallic Burlap Ballet Flats, $99, toms.ca Toms Ivory Metallic Burlap Ballet Flats, $99, toms.ca[/caption] All year round, for every pair of shoes purchased, Toms gives a pair to a child in need. To date they've provided shoes to 35 million children. Unwrapping these cute ballet flats will put a smile on your loved one's face, and you'll be happy to know they helped a child somewhere else in the world too. [caption id="attachment_24620" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Angel Ornament Capiz Angel, $20, tenthousandvillages.com[/caption] This handcrafted angel will do more than decorate a tree or holiday table. With the purchase of each one, Ten Thousand Villages will donate $2 to the child nutrition program, Breakfast for Learning. Made by artisans in the Philippines, this angel helps not only children here at home, but families in Southeast Asia. [caption id="attachment_24621" align="aligncenter" width="400"] WWF Elephant Adopt an African Elephant, $40, wwf.ca[/caption] An animal lover or child will love this gift, which offers a plush toy and a meaningful donation to the preservation of African elephants. The symbolic adoption helps protect elephants that are being brutally killed for their ivory tusks. And if your loved one has another favourite animal, you can adopt a leopard, hippo, lion, polar bear or one of many other at-risk animals. [caption id="attachment_24622" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Causemetics Causemetics Today Skin Soother Unscented Lotion by Ella's Botanicals, $20, well.ca[/caption] This hydrating lotion is 100 percent natural, and it donates $4 to breast cancer patients in need. Unlike many lines that use pink-washing to sell products, Causemetics skin-care products have been vetted to ensure that they don't contain any of the toxic and harmful ingredients that are linked to cancer in the first place. The recipient will feel good about putting it on their skin, and you'll feel good about giving back. Happy gifting!
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