Procuring gifts that fuel the holiday spirit while paying it forward is something to prioritize this holiday season. Spreading holiday cheer for all to hear is a viable concept more than ever thanks to the blossoming social enterprise space. And in case you’ve been living in cave, a social enterprise is a purpose-driven, revenue-generating business that provides a paying job, and wraparound services to people overcoming employment barriers.
Through social entrepreneurship stronger communities are possible, as well as, a more vibrant and diverse work force. There is one such group that exists specifically to provide funding and specialized advisory services to help these endeavors grow and increase their impact. REDF is a pioneering venture philanthropy group that invests in the most effective and innovative social enterprises around the country. And they have compiled a great list of gift options that will give you and those you love the satisfaction of helping others.
Through this mix of products lives are transformed, people are finding work hope, pride and self-sufficiency. Check out REDF’s recommended gifts from their own social enterprise projects here.