Give a Gift, Help the World

Every once in a while, amid all the spam and junk and otherwise useless communication we receive in this office, we get something good. While I was cleaning off my desk today, I discovered a press release I had set aside for when I actually had time to make a positive contribution to ShopTalk. Anyhoo, if you’re like me, you like to shop for Christmas gifts online, and a site like Global Girlfriend does double duty: you find great stuff for those you love, and you get to help someone less fortunate than yourself. Among the many fair trade goods on the site are organic cotton clothing made by women in India and Nepal, recycled rice totes from Cambodia, and recycled glass jewelry from Afghanistan. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase a Gift That Gives More, and 100% will go directly to the charity of your choice. So, should you purchase this Flower Power Tote, you will be helping the women of the Godavari Delta Women Lace Cooperative of India, who receive not just good pay but also skills and literacy training. As a bonus, Global Girlfriend is offering free shipping on purchases over $25 until January 31, 2009. You are officially out of excuses. Get clicking!

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