Gifts That Give Back

Gifts That Give Back 
MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 --  (Family Features) When
you're doing your holiday shopping, keep an eye out for gifts that
will not only put a smile on someone's face, but will benefit someone
in need. From home decor to jewelry and children's toys, you can buy
gifts knowing that a portion of the proceeds will make a powerful
difference in someone's life. 
This year, UNICEF offers a wide variety of gifts that give back --
letting you support programs that improve and protect the lives of
Holiday Cards
 This year's holiday card collection includes the
winning design from the annual Pier 1 Imports(R)/UNICEF Greeting Card
Contest. It features children from all over the world holding hands
around a tree, as a symbol of universal peace. You can find them
exclusively at Pier 1 Imports. 
In addition, you can buy UNICEF box cards at Pier 1 Imports, IKEA,
& Noble, select Hallmark Gold Crown stores, and online at You also can buy individual cards at Barnes &
Noble, select Hallmark Gold Crown stores and retailers nationwide. 
Pier 1 Imports and IKEA will donate 100 percent of the purchase price
of each holiday card pack; and IKEA will also donate an additional $1
per pack sold. 
 With 67 million children out of school around the world,
partners IKEA and Gucci are supporting UNICEF's efforts to provide
children with access to a quality education, and to help equip
children with the knowledge and skills to shape better futures for
themselves and their communities. You can support this effort with
special purchases: 

--  IKEA "Soft Toys for Education Campaign" - This year's IKEA Soft Toys
    range in price from $.49 - $19.99. New to the soft toys family this
    year are forest friends from the VANDRING series, like a hedgehog, a
    bear and an owl hand puppet that encourage caring about our
    environment. Plus, they're characters in the IKEA FAMILY children's
    book, "The Hedgehog Leaves Home," written by Ulf Stark and illustrated
    by Ann-Cathrine. From Nov. 4 to Dec. 29, for every purchase from the
    "Soft Toys for Education Campaign" collection, the IKEA Foundation
    will donate one euro (approximately $1.30) to support UNICEF's and
    Save the Children's global education programs, including UNICEF's
    Schools for Africa initiative. Learn more at
--  Gucci's Boston Bag and GG Flag Collection - Twenty-five percent of the
    retail price of each Gucci for UNICEF Boston handbag in alabaster
    micro Guccissima leather will benefit UNICEF's Schools for Africa and
    Schools for Asia initiatives in Malawi, Mozambique and China. You also
    can buy the exclusive t-shirts and accessories of the GG Flag
    Collection, which include wallets and handbags infused with the colors
    of flags from around the world. Gucci will donate 25 percent of the
    retail price of each item sold to UNICEF. The Flag Collection will be
    available through Dec. 31, and the Boston Bag through May 2013. Learn
    more at

New this year, HomeGoods will offer eight different styles of oversized
limited edition ceramic piggy banks whose purchase will benefit
vulnerable children around the world. For each limited edition piggy
bank purchased from Nov. 23 - Jan. 31 at their stores nationwide,
HomeGoods will donate 50 percent of the purchase price to the U.S.
Fund for UNICEF to support UNICEF's lifesaving work for children. 
Gifts That Inspire 

--  This season, you can purchase UNICEF Inspired Gifts in honor of your
    loved ones. Inspired Gifts are actual urgently needed products such as
    life-saving medical supplies, ready-to-eat therapeutic food, and polio
    and measles vaccines, delivered directly to children in need around
    the world.
--  Available beginning Nov. 20 are special Holiday Bundles that include
    all the products to meet a specific need in an easy, accessible kit
    such as the Child Survival Food Pack and the Clean Water Kit.
--  For each Inspired Gift, your loved one will receive a card explaining
    the purchase made in their name. For more information, visit

Finally, for those on the go, Delta Air Lines continues its 12-year
tradition of offering SkyMiles members the option to donate miles to
the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Visit to donate miles
and find more information. 
To find out more, and to shop for holiday gifts that help others,
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