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ORGANIZATION: Light Gives Heat
PERFECT FOR: Gifts of jewelry and bags; stocking stuffers of earrings or gift certificates
COST: $5 – $50, artwork much higher
WHAT YOU GET: Jewelry, shirts, handbags
WHAT YOU GIVE: Food, shelter, and education to Ugandans
BOASTS: LGH’s accessories and handbags lines currently employ over 100 women and 20 tailors in Ugandas.
LEGITIMACY: Light Gives Heat is a registered 501c3, which means they’re required to disclose their financial statements to anyone who requests them. LGH is not listed on the BBB website. Their financials are listed online. Light Gives Heat is accredited by the Fair Trade Federation and Green America Approved.
MORE DETAILS: Many of the necklaces and bracelets are the same as what Bead for Life sells, but both BfL and LGH have items the other doesn’t. LGH’s appeal is its creative shirts, bags, and a few unique jewelry items.