Our Favorite Things

good gifts & goodies, part 1

A Year of Good
The Whole Planet Foundation is the non-profit arm of Whole Foods Market. One hundred percent of sales from the Whole Planet 2015 calendar go to support microlending programs around the world.  Only $3.50 at your local Whole Foods!

The Write Stuff
Looking for some unicorn tears or dinosaur excavation kits? Shop for the curious, creative weirdoes (we mean that as a high compliment) in your life at the Museum of Unnatural History from 826DC. All proceeds from sales go to writing programs for DC students.

Art by Life
Get original, one-of-a-kind, works of art created by the young men of Life Pieces to Masterpieces. LPTM uses artistic creation to help young black men learn to express themselves.  See the art gallery here or learn about commissioning a piece from your own vision.

Play with a Purpose
HIA stands for History in Action. This DC-based company features action figures based on real people, such as aviatrix Bessie Coleman. Combining fun and education, HIA Toys offers teaching guides along with each figure. Call it “play with a purpose.” Get 25 percent off Dec. 17 and 18. 

Eat (and Learn!) Your Veggies
DC Greens “connects communities to healthy foods in the nation’s capital.” Through programs like Fruit and Vegetable Prescription and Cooking With Kids, DC Greens works to increase access to, and education about, healthy foods. We love their colorful, seasonal recipe cards.

Coffee Dreams
Coffee lovers, rejoice! Get delicious, locally roasted coffee from Café Los Sueños (translation: Coffee Dreams). Dedicated to supporting education and to improving the lives of coffee farmers. Café Los Sueños has partnered with Cup for Education to support schools in the coffee communities of Central and Latin America.