ONE’s 2011 holiday gift guide

As we round the corner to the last stretch before Christmas, here are a few of our favorite “gifts that give back” including a couple from our partners and of course, our very own ONE Store.

Our friends at CARE are letting you put together a customized CAREpackage that will help poor girls and women access the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Whether it’s helping to send a girl in Afghanistan to school for a year or an expectant mother in Peru safely deliver her child, this interactive virtual gift is not only fun to assemble, but will help to empower women and girls all over the world.

Genius idea.

Looking for that perfect gift for your favorite coffee drinker? Comfort the Children has you covered with their L.I.F.E (coffee) jacket! This reusable coffee sleeve is available at select Whole Foods and their website, and are handmade in Kenya by a special group of mothers and special needs children. The proceeds from these environmentally friendly sleeves help these women earn an income for their families and provide an education for their children.

Fidelity Denim is offering a special edition women’s jeans in recognition of World AIDS Day. All proceeds of these radically red skinny jeans benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Find them here at www.dedicateddenim.com.

Our sister organization (RED) has an entire store of products to choose from, all of which help to benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. From a pair of Converse chucks to a custom (RED) iPad case, there’s something for just about everyone on your list. And it doesn’t hurt that they all come in a festive red color!

(RED) leather Converse
Save the Children has put out an extensive gift guide of products from all over the world, the proceeds of which are helping to address the most urgent needs of children and families that might otherwise go unmet. One of our favorite gifts is a set of four beautifully hand-painted papier mache ornaments from India. These are sure to add a little flare to any tree.

For a twist on the typical toy selection for your little ones, UNICEF is continuing its longstanding partnership with IKEA for their annual global soft toy campaign. This adorable stuffed clown dog will help provide children with access to a quality education. For every IKEA soft toy and accompanying children’s book sold, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.35) to support UNICEF and Save the Children Education programs.

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without our favorite tunes. Lucky for us, Jawbone has joined forces with charity: water to create a $50 Limited Edition JAMBOX to support the organization’s work in bringing clean, safe drinking water to the billion people currently living without it.

Futuristic!
Is it a gift or is it a donation? It’s both! CURE is offering a cool knitted hat for those who donate $25 to a life-changing surgery for a disabled child in the developing world. Best part of all, you’ll be able to track the progress of the child that your hat helped through CUREkids.

And of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without a few of our favorite items from the ONE Store! Our shop is chock full of merchandise, from our new fashionABLE infinity scarf to the latest version of our signature ONE bracelet. All proceeds support ONE Action, which presses world leaders to support smart and effective policies that are saving lives, putting kids in school and helping to improve futures in Africa and throughout the developing world.

And just because we love you, here’s a free download of “Joy to the World” by the David Crowder*Band to make your day merry and bright.

Happy Holidays from all of us at ONE!