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Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back

The holidays are a time for giving….and not just to your friends and family. Now is the time to give to those in need. I put together a list of brands that Red White & Denim has worked with over the past couple years that GIVE BACK to their communities. Purchases made to the following businesses will not only make great gifts for your friends and family, but also support a great cause.

Consider purchasing gifts that give back this year and GIVE MORE this holiday season!!!

Charity Gift Guide

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back
Love Your Melon

Did you know 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year? Love Your Melon is an apparel brand that supports the fight against pediatric cancer. Fifty percent of the profits from Love Your Melon sales are given to nonprofit organizations who work in the field of pediatric oncology, fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer.  Each year, Love Your Melon has a goal to provide every child battling cancer in America with a Love Your Melon hat.  Click here to see the donations they’ve made to date.  Help bring smiles to children battling cancer all over America by purchasing your holiday gifts HERE.

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back
Say It Is So

Inspired by natural elements and rustic décor, Say It Is So sells beautiful handcrafted home décor. They specialize in handmade signs including customizable options (see my custom sign here!) Say It Is So donates 5% of all proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. St. Jude is an organization that supports the treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  Say It Is So believes in “Happy homes, Happy hearts” by “Making your homes happy with beautiful pieces and your hearts happy for giving a little back to those in need.” Show your support for Say It Is So and this great cause by purchasing your gifts HERE.

Red White & Denim x Say It Is So

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back

NDulge is a legging and active wear brand started by 3 sisters who were passionate about making a difference. For every three pairs of action wear and leggings you purchase, NDulge gives one free pair to the Phoenix Dream Center and other charitable organizations. The Phoenix Dream Center is a nonprofit organization which exists to serve the homeless, low-income, at-risk youth and struggling individuals and families by providing resources, opportunities and supportive services to help them realize their dream of living a self-sufficient life. You can see their donations to date here. Each quarter NDulge visits the Pheonix Dream Center to deliver ultra-soft leggings to deserving women. Check out there great selection of leggings and support their mission for giving HERE !

Red White & Denim x NDulge

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back
Diff Eyewear

Diff Eyewear makes fashionable and affordable sunglasses with a mission to give back. They believe “What you do makes a DIFFerence, and you have to decide what kind of DIFFerence you want to make.”  For every pair of sunglasses Diff Eyewear sells, they donate a pair of reading glasses to someone in need through their buy one, give one program. Eyeglasses are donated to Eyes on Africa, a non-profit organization that provides eyeglasses to people who have no access to vision care. More than 1 Billion people in the world who need eyeglasses do not have them. Every Diff Eyewear purchase makes a huge difference in someones life! Give the gift of DIFF this year and shop their full collection of sunglasses HERE!

Red White & Denim x Diff Eyewear

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back
Running for Rescues

Running for Rescues is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals all over the country. Runners from around the nation are asked to pick a race they want to run and then fundraise independently for Running for Rescues. If you’re not a runner, you can donate by purchasing items directly off their website.  All proceeds are donated to organizations to help fund the rescuing of animals from shelters and the associated costs.  Running for Rescues pays for homeless animals that need vetting, food, shots and more.  They also help foster parents take care of animals in need while waiting for their forever home. Help support the lives of these precious animals by purchasing your holiday gifts HERE.

Running For Rescues x Red White & Denim

Charity Gift Guide – Buy Gifts AND Give Back
The Home T

The Home T was one of the first brands I ever worked with. They make tees, tanks, home décor and more to represent your home state and show your hometown pride. Soon after discovering The Home T, I learned that the company donates a portion of their profits to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In an attempt to find out more about this debilitating disease and help those affected by it, The Home T donates a minimum of 10% of their profits to support MS research. Their shop is full of stylish merchandise would make great gifts for the holidays – shop your home state products HERE.

The Home T x Red White & Denim

Jewels For Hope

Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good. That’s the mission Jewels For Hope set out to accomplish with their handcrafted jewelry line. All jewelry is handmade from beautiful beads, unique stones, Swarovski crystals and vintage finds. Jewels For Hope donates 10% of all their profits to charity, allowing you to select from 1 of 5 different organizations to support when making your purchase – We Stop Hate, Hospice, Save The Sound, STARelief 4 Pets and USO. I love their lava stone line that can be worn with essential oils. See their full  selection of handmade jewelry HERE.

Jewels For Hope x Red White & Denim




Hobbs London Classic Womenswear

Dress: Hobbs (c/o) | Coat: Hobbs (c/o) | Shoes: J. Crew Factory | Bag: YSL | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

The Company

London is one of my favorite cities in the world, so it’s always exciting to hear that a British-based fashion brand is expanding to the US! One of the latest brands to travel across the pond is Hobbs – a womenswear collection originating in London. The company started out in the shoe industry and over the years has developed into a women’s clothing brand known for its timeless, elegant British style. They offer wardrobe solutions for every occasion – from work to weekend to wedding. Over the last few years, Hobbs has evolved into a global brand and has expanded internationally. Consumers can now find Hobbs in all Bloomingdales stores along the East Coast of America. Lucky for me and all my Connecticut-based followers, they just opened their flagship US store in Greenwich, CT! They also have a second standalone store located in New York at the Westchester Mall (and keep an eye out for California locations opening soon!)

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Jewels For Hope

Large Black Lava Stone Bracelet | Howlite Bracelet | Picture Jasper Bracelet | Small Lava Stone Bracelet


Handcrafted jewelry that supports a great cause.


Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good. That’s the mission jewelry designers Sandy and Stevie set out to accomplish with the founding of their jewelry line, Jewels for Hope. The mother/daughter duo specializes in creating handcrafted jewelry made from beautiful beads, unique stones, Swarovski crystals and vintage finds. Jewels For Hope is no ordinary jewelry – it’s jewelry that gives back. The company donates 10% of all their profits to charity, allowing you to select from 1 of 5 different organizations to support when making your purchase. 

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Aviate Brand

2 Aviate Brand BOS Baseball Cap

Dress: Cloth & Stone (similar styles linked below) | Hat: Aviate Brand | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Sneakers: Converse

Baseball caps should be a staple in everyone’s closet. They are easy, cute and functional.  I’ve always loved the look of a baseball cap paired with a casual outfit. They also happen to be one of my favorite accessories to wear when I’m feeling lazy. They come in handy for the days you just don’t have the time (or patience) for full blown hair and makeup. This simple accessory can literally save me anywhere from 15-45 minutes getting ready. So whether you’re looking for the perfect laid-back accessory or trying hide a bad hair day, a baseball cap will do the trick.

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The Home T

The Home T Connecticut 6

Shirt: The Home T | Denim: A Gold E | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Street Level | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Today I’m happy to represent CT in my new shirt from The Home T!

The Home T is a clothing brand that has taken a unique apporach on a word that means something different to each of us – home. I love their definition, “the place you long to be, or the place you can’t imagine leaving. No matter which, there’s no place like it.” I love their concept as well  – a tee shirt with the word “home” placed over an image of your state or country. A simple, yet meaningful statement and very cool way to show the world where you call home.

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