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Shop for gifts while giving back to the community
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- It's the season for giving. There's a website that lets you give gifts while also giving back to the community.
It brings together socially responsible brands and everyday consumers who want to make a positive impact around the world.
Roozt.com has oodles of cool, fashion forward products that truly make a difference, so shopping there really is feel-good shopping.
Membership is free, and just for signing up, Roozt.com will automatically donate a meal to a hunger-based charity.
"Whether it be a humanitarian cause, a local community cause, it's eco-friendly or it's just an ethical product, everything has a charitable component to it," said founder Brent Freeman.
One possible stocking stuffer comes from an Los Angeles-based company, Falling Whistles.
"For every whistle you buy, you help end the war in Congo. They say be a whistleblower for peace," said Freeman.
Vibrant jewelry from Kasih Co-op assists women throughout Indonesia. Colorful handmade scarves from Dolma Fair Trade support female artists in northern India.
Get some eco-friendly headphones from LSTN, which in turn helps to provide hearing aids to children in need. A cool, fun, backpack also doubles as a very cool donation from Schoolbags for Kids.
"For every colorful, beautiful backpack that you purchase, they'll actually give a backpack with school supplies to Hurricane Sandy children who've been affected," said Freeman.
Stylish SOLO eyeglasses provide free cataract surgeries. Wakami friendship bracelets support families in Guatamela, and a WeWOOD Watch is a popular gift that also watches out for the environment. They are wooden watches made from mostly reclaimed wood. For every watch you buy, they'll plant a tree, said Freeman.
Rootz has over 5,000 amazing products. If there's someone difficult to shop for on your list, pick up a Roozt gift card, and let them do the shopping.
Roozt.com is feel-good shopping all year round. The staff also teaches entrepreneurial classes to under-served communities across Southern California as well.
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