Yelp is on a mission to keep you shopping in the Old Pueblo this holiday season. We’re bringing you tidings of good cheer with a list of some of the brightest local businesses that give back to others. Shopping at these gift shops is twice as nice!
Fed By Threads– Purchases at Fed By Threads not only provide 12 emergency meals to hungry Americans, but the entire retail selection also supports small producers of sustainable clothing from around the country, from farmers to knitters, spinners, dyers, designers printers, fabric cutters, and many others.
Native Seeds/SEARCH– Their retail store offers indigenous heirloom vegetable and wildflower seeds, local Native American and artisan crafts, books on Southwestern cooking, gardening, seed saving, and plants of the region.
Ben’s Bells– Shop KIND is more than just a retail store. Every handmade and hand-selected item sold helps fund kindness education and furthers their mission of intentional kindness.
UNASA Center– Proceeds from sales of the merchandise directly support UNICEF and United Nations education. UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund. It is a non-political humanitarian agency which promotes and protects the rights of children.
Humane Society Thrift Store– All purchases are tax-free and 100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless animals of the Arizona Humane Society.
Iskashitaa– This grass roots organization helps rebuild refugee lives through various programs that empower and build community. Your purchase of Iskash*taa made food products (marmalades, jams, vinegars, mesquite flour and more) and refugee-made crafts supports their mission. Visit their website to view their online catalog.
Kismet Tucson– An eclectic, green boutique benefiting animals. Operated by Tucson Cares, which provides rescue services, education and support to the feral cat community.
Tucson Botanical Gardens– Offers a unique selection of specialty items as well as local artists and Tucson made items.
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