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Encourage Budding Philanthropists With Kid Gifts That Give Back

Feb 27 2013 - 9:04am

It's one thing to teach little ones about giving back, and it's another to show them how. One easy way is to buy items that donate to good causes or worthy charities. From Kauzbots to colorful place mats, keep reading for pieces that will warm the hearts of your philanthropists in training.


Who says robots have no heart? Kauzbots are all about giving back to those in need. The stuffed toys come in different colors, and proceeds benefit various charities. The Kale robot [1] ($25), for example, helps the environment because 10 percent of sales go toward the Arbor Day Foundation.

UNICEF Match Game

Kids can test their memory when playing this fun UNICEF match game [2] ($14). It's just one of various toys on the organization's shopping site that support its mission of helping children around the globe.

Noodle and Boo Baby Bubbles

Soothe baby in the bathtub with bubbles made for sensitive skin [3] ($14) from Noodle and Boo. Every month, the company donates a significant portion of its profits to children's charities like Keep a Child Alive and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Petite Lemon Personalized Growth Chart

You'll be able to keep track of your little's ones changing height while doing good thanks to a personalized growth chart [4] ($30-$50) that gives back. That's because 100 percent of the proceeds from it go to the nonprofit 826 National, which helps deserving students improve their writing.

Basic Skills Learning Mats

Dinnertime meets charity time whenever children use this learning place mat [5] ($13) that displays the alphabet, numerals, and colorful graphics. Every time you buy an item from The Literacy Site Store, the organization funds new books for children in need.

Toto Knits Cow Sweater

How cute is this organic cow sweater [6] ($40)? The best part is it was handmade by a single mother in Kenya, all part of Toto Knits' efforts to create jobs for women in the country.

Booda Brand Onesie

This "Read to Me" organic onesie [7] ($25) sends a message that's all too fitting — every time you buy one, the company donates a book to a child in need through the organization Room to Read.

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