This holiday season, consumers have the opportunity to buy gifts for friends and family that will make a lasting impact on local charities. We wanted to make sure you were aware of ways to help some of our nonprofit clients through your holiday gift purchases.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a non-profit dedicated to providing grants for the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Available gifts will support the nonprofit include:
Remember Me nail polish – Los Angeles-based All Heart Cosmetics is offering a limited edition of nail polish named Remember Me. The polish is a red base with tiny gold shimmers with $1 of every bottle sold going to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. The polish is available for purchase on the company’s website ShopAllHeart.com. PETA and Leaping Bunny proudly certify All Heart Cosmetics’ formula as cruelty free and vegan.
2013 Joseph Jewell Russian River Valley Chardonnay – Napa Valley’s One Hope Winery will donate proceeds from the sale of a case of its 2013 Joseph Jewell Russian River Valley Chardonnay to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. One Hope describes the wine as having a caramel green apple aroma with hints of baking spice followed by a creamy finish and is available on the company’s website OneHopeWine.com (while supplies last).
Puzzles to Remember – Kansas City-based puzzle manufacturer Springbok Puzzles, the nation’s largest maker of puzzles, will donate $3 of every puzzle sold in its Puzzles to Remember line to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. The puzzles are specially designed for those who have memory loss. They are the same overall dimensions as the company’s 500-piece puzzles, but instead contain 36 to 100 pieces. The images and themes of the puzzles are specifically chosen to provide gentle stimulation and positive reinforcement for older adults. The puzzles are available on the company’s website Springbok-Puzzles.com.
Bracelets – Bracelets by Bravelets are designed to help people going through difficult times with 10 percent of the proceeds on select Bravelets products going to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. According to the company, “all Bravelets jewelry and accessories are symbols of hope, strength and courage,” and are available on the company’s website Bravelets.com.
National Braille Press (NBP) has a selection of unique gift ideas with proceeds going towards helping blind and visually impaired children gain access to braille books. This year, NBP has an array of gifts for sale including jewelry, poetry books, children’s books, self-help books and cards in braille. All items to benefit NBP can be found on its website nbp.org.
In the event consumers can’t find exactly what they are looking for but still want to make an impact with local charities, AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of a consumer’s choice. Clients that are participating in the AmazonSmile program include Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, St. Francis House, and the Pine Street Inn. St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts and provides services to an average 500 poor and homeless men and women a day. Pine Street Inn provides shelter, housing, and job training services and other services to homeless individuals. To select your charity, go to smile.amazon.com.