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ORGANIZATION: Project 7
PERFECT FOR: Gifts for the coffee lover in your life; stocking stuffers of surprisingly good mints or gums for anyone
COST: $1 – $40 (More for bulk and large gift packages)
WHAT YOU GET: Coffee, t-shirts, mints, gum, and bottled water
WHAT YOU GIVE: Aid to non-profits who specialize in one of seven areas: Heal the Sick, Save the Earth, House the Homeless, Feed the Hungry, Quench the Thirsty, Teach Them Well, and Hope for Peace
BOASTS: Project 7 measures progress through the progress of the non-profits it helps fund and supports. Some of their impressive results from the first half of this year include: 167,398 meals served in American communities; 174,632 fruit trees planted; 4,580 days of shelter, food, education, and health care for orphans; 4,762 malaria treatments; 4,641 people with one year of clean water; 3,412 weeks of schooling for children in Africa; and 4,203 days of counseling for children of war. Of course Project 7 didn’t directly do all those things, but every little bit helps.
LEGITIMACY: Project 7 is a BBB accredited business with an A- minus rating because they’re still pretty new on the scene
MORE DETAILS: Here’s why I’m so excited about Project 7: you can buy some of their products locally. I’ve seen the mints and gum at the checkout counter at Walmart, and according to the Project 7 website, Hastings also carries their products. I haven’t checked to see if Walmart sells the coffee or the water. The good news is you can pick up a couple mint containers on your next trip to Walmart. Shove one or two of them in everyone’s stocking and keep a few aside for your own stocking.