UncommonGoods is an online retailer of truly unique goods created by makers across the US & abroad.
I’ve mentioned the online retailer called UncommonGoods in a few of my blog posts over the years. I love going to their website to see what wild and wacky things that people create – sometimes I think they made the website just for me! Some of my favorite products I have gotten through UncommonGoods are the Guitar Chord Blocks by Uncle Goose and One Little Mailbox (Child’s Keepsake Mailbox). These products have stood the test of time and have been loved by our family. The amazing thing about UncommonGoods is that they grow bigger and bigger by working with amazing artisans and providing goods people are passionate to buy. Beginning in 1999 after founder Dave Bolotsky visited a Smithsonian Museum craft show in Washington D.C., he wanted to harness all that talent into one online shop. UncommonGoods celebrates craftsmanship, innovation, and continue to support artisans, designers and creative thinkers. What I did not realize (until now) is that UncommonGoods has been giving back to different non-profit organizations around the globe for over 12 years!
UncommonGoods has a program called Better To Give and they’ve been able to build a better business by connecting their customers with non-profit organizations around the globe. With every purchase a customer makes, UncommonGoods donate $1 to a Better to Give partner. So far, over the last 12 years, UncommonGoods has donated more than $1,000,000. Their current partnerships are with incredible non-profits of RAINN, AMERICAN FORESTS, IRC, and Reach Out & Read. As you know if you are a reader of my blog, I believe every child should have the opportunity to learn to read. I’m so passionate about it that when UncommonGoods offered to partner with me to spread the word about Better To Give and that they would donate $100 to a Better To Give partner on my behalf, I immediately said “YES!” My blog has never been about money (I don’t get paid for my posts, etc.), but I really wanted a donation to go to Reach Out & Read and this was a cool way to do it. Really, it’s a win-win!
What is Reach Out & Read?
Reach Out and Read is the evidence-based early literacy nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote reading aloud in exam rooms nationwide. Reach Out and Read’s thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states. Each year, medical providers at the nearly 5,000 Reach Out and Read program sites nationwide distribute 6.5 million books to children and invaluable literacy advice to parents. The amazing thing is, Reach Out & Read is able to track how many children benefit from this program and annually Reach Out and Read reaches out to approximately 4.5 million children annually on a local and national scale. On their website, you can see, to date, how many books, programs, and children served by each state within the U.S. Amazing! Next time you go to your pediatrician or visit a children’s hospital, you will probably find at least a book or two in the waiting room that was donated through this program. To know that just by writing a few lines about a company I already love and be able to talk about something like reading and charities that I’m so passionate about means that children can have access to books is so awesome. In fact, if I could find a way to do that for a living, I would! At the moment, I’m happy to be part of UncommonGoods charity Reach Out & Read, and I’d love for you to check out their website and all the charities in which they are involved. Help pay it forward and support the people who live here. Love.
Check it out! UncommonGoods has their own blog called The Goods, which always has amazing posts!
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