About a year ago, I went to a conference where I was introduced to some fair trade companies. I admired their beautiful goods and heard the stories of men and women who were being rescued from poverty simply because someone was committed to paying them a fair wage for their work. After that, I was hooked. I began looking for more companies that were dedicated to more than making money: making an impact on people who are in need.
That’s why when I ran across Faithbox, I got pretty excited.
Faithbox is a monthly box filled with all kinds of goodies from different companies with meaningful missions. From fair trade companies, to companies who donate a portion of their profits to worthy causes, to companies who are committed to being good to God’s creation, Faithbox is a good way to sample and learn more about businesses that you will enjoy supporting. I like buying cool stuff when I can feel good about the impact that my dollars are making in the world.
The guys over at Faithbox sent me the June box, and it’s filled to the brim with neat stuff.
Just to give you an example of what kind of companies Faithbox deals with, let me give you a little rundown of what is in my box:
Blue Planet Sunglasses: The company donates eyeglasses to people in need through their Buy a Pair = Give a Pair Campaign.
People Towels: These towels are made of 100% cotton fair trade organic cotton and are made with eco-friendly dyes. They’re an on-the-go alternative to paper towels, which makes them easy on the environment.
Everly: These are powder drink packets made with all-natural ingredients. For every box sold, the company donates life-saving Oral Rehydration Salts to treat sick children with waterborne diseases.
All Good: This company makes all-natural products that are good for people and the earth. All of their packaging is 100% recyclable, and they give 1% of their sales to 1% for the Planet (which is a global network of companies committed to donating at least 1% of their revenue to environmental organizations).
Here’s the way I look at buying from companies like these. Most all of us will buy towels, sunglasses, snacks, and sunscreen. Why not buy these things from businesses that we know are doing good in the world?
Another thing the box includes is little cards that serve as guides for the month, helping you to focus your thinking on how you can make a difference. They also provide scripture and devotional thoughts for you to stick on your mirror or fridge throughout the month. The June box’s theme is hope, so each card helps you to think about the concept of hope in Christ.
Faithbox offers different subscription plans, or you can just buy one box at a time. I think buying these boxes is one very small way that we can help support companies who share the type of ideals that we have as Christians. I would much rather buy from a company whose mission I believe in. And, y’all know that I’m, ahem, frugal. And, these boxes do not break the bank. I was actually shocked to see all of the cool stuff in my box for the very reasonable price!
Faithbox would a make really cool gift, too!
The team over at Faithbox is offering Your Mom Has a Blog readers a special discount! Just enter the code MELSUMMER15 at checkout to get $5 off your order! Yeehaw! Happy shopping!
This is a sponsored post. Faithbox provided the June box so that I could check it out and share my honest opinion with you.
I’m sorry I ever ordered from this company! I will just have to take your word for it that the products are nice. The box I ordered as a gift for Christmas will not be delivered, according to the company, til the first week if January even tho I ordered it 12/1 & repeatedly emailed them asking when it would be delivered. Only found out today12/21 that it will not be delivered until after Xmas. For past week have received promotional emails about “still time to order Christmas boxes”. I’m really beyond disappointed.
Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear that! I understand why you’re disappointed! Hopefully they’re just overwhelmed because of the Christmas rush.