Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Purchase with a Purpose – Shop Local for a Good Cause

If you’re searching for the perfect gift, look no further. Proceeds from each of these stylish products benefit a cause, ensuring your purchase does some good in the world.



Scoop It Up
Marigold Artisans is a platform for up-and-coming designers and artisans to create and showcase their work. Sales from the collection, including these ice cream bowls with scoops ($29 each), benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support services for children burn survivors and their families. (Contemporary Concepts, 6343 Penn Ave., East Liberty; 412/345-7466, contemporaryconcepts.com)
 

Trunk Luck
A symbol of strength and luck, the elephant charm ($28) on this bangle has its trunk lifted high for luck. Twenty percent of the purchase benefits Friends of Jaclyn, where athletic programs adopt children with childhood cancer to promote love and support. (ALEX AND ANI, 5505 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/586-4006, alexandani.com/pittsburgh
— By Jamie Crow
 

Moon Beams
Love knows no bounds, and neither does charity with this bangle ($28) that benefits Edesia, whose mission is to treat and combat malnutrition in at-risk populations. (ALEX AND ANI, 5505 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/586-4006, alexandani.com/pittsburgh) —By Jamie Crow
 

Engine-uity
Repurposing meets Fair Trade with this cross ($14) handmade in Nicaragua from recycled car engines. It’s one of the most popular items, and comes in a range of sizes and prices, at The Shepherd’s Door. Founded in 1977, The Shepherd’s Door is a retail store, ministry and community outreach organization in Bellevue that sells both Fair Trade and locally made products. The store is staffed by volunteers, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s youth programs. (The Shepherd’s Door, 563 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue; 412/761-4310, theshepherdsdoor.org; crosses also available at Flatboat Fair Traders) 
 

Give Green
Strut in style with a Genealogy Necklace ($39.99) made in India from ethically sourced animal bone. The Fair Trade certification on this item, as with all products from Ten Thousand Villages, ensures artisans receive fair wages and working conditions. (Ten Thousand Villages, 5820 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/421-2160, tenthousandvillages.com)
 

Give Love
Give the gift of love with this glass bowl ($70) from the LoveYourBrain Foundation, which brings awareness and support to those affected by a traumatic brain injury (TMI). Inspired by Kevin Pearce, who suffered a TMI during Olympic training in 2009, the foundation receives 20 percent of all proceeds from LoveYourBrain products. (Apropos, 1701 Duncan Ave., Allison Park; 800/785-4438, aproposgifts.com)
 

State of Grace
Home is where the heart is, at least when purchasing The Home T ($30), a collection of state pride apparel made in America. A minimum of 10 percent of proceeds goes towards funding research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Gifted Hands, several area locations, giftedhandsgifts.com; Contemporary Concepts and other area retailers)
 

Me-Wow
This Fair Trade purple cat purse ($12) was made by women in Hanoi and is available at Global Girl Gifts, which features Fair Trade fashion and gift items from all over the world. (412/251-2443, facebook.com/globalgirlgifts)
 

Illuminating
Light up your room with this Tree of Life ceramic luminary ($75) handmade by artisans in Nicaragua. Purchasing this product, and others from Flatboat Fair Traders, supports Fair Trade working conditions for artisans in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Since 2001, Flatboat has worked directly with artisans in these areas and offers no-interest micro loans and direct grants to their workshops. (Flatboat Fair Traders, 5901 Bryant St., Highland Park; 412/404-2817, flatboatfairtraders.com)
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags



 

Are you a volunteer? Do you know someone who makes our community a better place through volunteerism? Nominate them for Pittsburgh Magazine’s Three Rivers Champions recognition program, where we tell the stories of local individuals whose charitable deeds are worth celebrating.

Meet our champions here.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags


A New Steel Curtain Is Rising

A New Steel Curtain Is Rising

Will the new Steelers zone at Kennywood Park be ready in time for opening day?

Comments

Pittsburgh Tops the List For First-Time Homebuyers

Pittsburgh Tops the List For First-Time Homebuyers

The report from Bankrate.com touts Pittsburgh’s affordability, job market and culture.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Refucilo Winery Brings a Taste of Argentina to the North Side

Refucilo Winery Brings a Taste of Argentina to the North Side

Dr. Juan Antonio Lora's passion project is linked to youthful memories.

Comments

Dish Osteria Will Reopen This Spring

Dish Osteria Will Reopen This Spring

After a two-year hiatus, Michele and Cindy Savoia's beloved restaurant and bar returns to the South Side.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The 5 Best Seats at PPG Paints Arena

The 5 Best Seats at PPG Paints Arena

From ultra-premium experiences to bargains with great views, here are five perfect places to watch the Pens.

Comments

Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Don’t resign yourself to the gym treadmills just yet – fall is one of the best times of the year to get outside and pound the pavement, surrounded by falling leaves and the possibility of grabbing a hot latte on the way home.

Comments


After Dark Hall of Fame: Spirit

After Dark Hall of Fame: Spirit

The lauded Lawrenceville hotspot is the latest inductee in the After Dark Hall of Fame.

Comments

It's 2019. We Need a Modern, Dine-In Cinema

It's 2019. We Need a Modern, Dine-In Cinema

Pittsburgh is long overdue for a new movie palace where you can get an actual meal brought to your seat.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Brown and Bell are Gone – What the Steelers Need to do Next

Brown and Bell are Gone – What the Steelers Need to do Next

Whether the Steelers are better or worse off, whether they’re culpable or deserve to be applauded for finally resolving two of their biggest problems remains to be seen.

Comments

‘The Most Exciting Sporting Event in the Country’

‘The Most Exciting Sporting Event in the Country’

“March Madness” is as cruel as it is compelling. Just ask Robert Morris Head Coach Andy Toole, who has been there and hoping to go back again.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: Us

The 400-Word Review: Us

Jordan Peele's new film is terrifying, essential viewing.

Comments

The 400-Word Review: Triple Frontier

The 400-Word Review: Triple Frontier

Netflix's action flick is pretty good. It's also exactly what the streaming service should be providing.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Why These Pittsburgh Brides Said Yes to the … Jumpsuit?

Why These Pittsburgh Brides Said Yes to the … Jumpsuit?

Comfort, mobility and style were all considerations for these brides’ perfect wedding wardrobe.

Comments

The Big Fake Wedding Offers Everything But the “I Dos”

The Big Fake Wedding Offers Everything But the “I Dos”

This nontraditional wedding showcase gives couples real-world insight into planning their big day.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
On Trend: Add a Touch of Velvet to Your Decor

On Trend: Add a Touch of Velvet to Your Decor

Local designers say the fabric can give a room a luxurious feel. Here’s how to incorporate it into your home.

Comments

Leanne & Steve Dish on Season 2 of "Restored by the Fords"

Leanne & Steve Dish on Season 2 of "Restored by the Fords"

Siblings Leanne and Steve Ford talk renovating Steve’s new warehouse, Leanne’s new baby — and their two new HGTV shows.

Comments