Anne Frank once said that no one ever becomes poor by giving. That’s especially true when your gifts benefit nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen communities. The Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 2022 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide highlights gifts for everyone on your list, with some or all of the proceeds benefiting nonprofits.
Gifts in this guide were curated by the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s nonprofit community through a submission process in November.
Coffee That Fights Cancer
Give the gift of hope to your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s signature Hope Roast Coffee Gift Box. Each box includes a travel mug and a 12 oz. bag of Kahwa Coffee’s exclusive Hope Roast Coffee.
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to funding and developing novel research and clinical trials to find less toxic, more effective treatments for childhood cancer. Their purpose is to reduce the side effects of current treatments, improve survival rates, and ultimately eliminate childhood cancer.
Each Hope Roast Coffee Box is $59.99, and all purchases help children battling cancer. Gift box customization options are also available.
Cooking for a Cause
For the person who loves to cook in your life, the Garcia De La Cruz Olive Oil Gift Set will be the perfect addition to their kitchen. Each set includes one bottle of Early Harvest EVOO and four bottles of Infused Organic EVOO by Garcia De La Cruz in basil, garlic, lemon and spicy chili. The Early Harvest Olive Oil is Garcia De La Cruz’s top-of-the-line EVOO with clear tones of freshly cut grass balanced by slightly bitter notes.
Each set is $60, and $10 from your purchase benefits the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to help children battling cancer.
Deck the Walls
For the person who has everything, consider a one-of-a-kind, original artwork from a well-known or innovative, up-and-coming creator. Each year, Creative Pinellas invites past professional and emerging artist grantees to participate in its Arts Annual Exhibition. This year’s exhibition features 25 artists and nearly 100 pieces of artwork for purchase online.
Artwork ranges from $40 to $15,000 per piece. 75% of the purchase price goes directly to the artist, and the other 25% benefits Creative Pinellas in its mission to support artists and arts organizations in Pinellas County, Florida, and to bring free, high-quality arts experiences to the community.
Empowering Tees & Tumblers
The EmpowHERment Community Center is a nonprofit that works to empower all women by fostering the skills and resources needed to obtain self-sufficiency in finances, mental/emotional wellness and relationships. Their new and returning EmpowHERment tees and tumbler are the perfect gifts to remind the special women in your life of their greatness.
Items vary from $15 to $30. Additional styles and colors are available.
Stocking Stuffers That End Hunger
Feeding Tampa Bay is working to end hunger by serving up to 2 million weekly meals to food-insecure families across West Central Florida and driving innovative new strategies to break down barriers and empower long-term health for all. With more than one million people currently facing food insecurity, give a gift that helps provide meals and opportunities to local families, children and seniors from the Feeding Tampa Bay shop.
From shirts, hats, totes and stickers to cute and clever greeting cards, there’s something that’s sure to leave the friends and family on your list feeling fulfilled.
Gifts range from $4 to $30.
Holiday Greetings That Give Back
The MacDonald Training Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuously improving the quality of vocational, employment and residential services for individuals with disabilities in the Tampa Bay area so they can lead the lives they choose.
Celebrate the season with whimsical and inspirational holiday greeting cards designed by MacDonald Training Center artists. Each pack of 10 cards with envelopes features one original artwork with a warm holiday greeting inside. From angels to flamingos, there are cards for Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa to express every sentiment of the season.
Card packs are $10 for a set of 10.
Better Than S’mores
The Sylvia Thomas Center has partnered with Cozy Bee Wicks in Plant City, Florida, to create a warm scent just in time for the holidays. Their “Forever” candle is Fireside + Marshmallows and is named to conjure the image of a child huddled around a campfire or firepit (maybe making s’mores) with their new Forever Family. This 3-oz. hand-poured coconut soy candle is only available online.
The Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive and Foster Families is committed to keeping the “forever” in Forever Families by providing adoptive and foster children and their families the necessary tools and supports to enable them to bond and thrive.
Each candle is $15, including shipping.
Shine Bright With Custom Candles and Gifts
A Kid’s Place provides a safe, loving and nurturing home for foster children from birth to age 22 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. They’ve partnered with Seventh Avenue Apothecary to make custom candles that give hope to foster children (because you can never have too many candles, right?).
Candles come in two distinct scents: “Hope,” a blend of White Tea + Fig and Green Clover + Aloe and “Wish,” a blend of Chai Latte + Christmas Tree.
There is also a “Shine Bright” Collection created by two teens who previously received services from A Kid’s Place. They created campfire mugs perfect for sipping hot cocoa or leaving milk in for Santa to dip his cookies. This collection also includes T-shirts, tanks and totes so you can help spread awareness about foster care and let the world know you change lives. All purchases help brothers and sisters stay together during their time in care.
A variety of candle sizes and gift baskets are available, ranging from $11 to $55.
A Year of Imagination & Discovery
The Glazer Children’s Museum is a learning laboratory in Tampa, Florida, where children play, discover and connect with the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. Give the children in your life the opportunity to play with purpose year-round with a one-year membership to this nonprofit museum. They’ll enjoy more than 35,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that are designed for families of all backgrounds and abilities.
Each one-year membership costs $150, and there are a variety of membership options to choose from.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
What’s better than seeing your name in lights? How about seeing it in brick?
This holiday season, you can purchase a brick for a loved one or your family to appear in the front walkway of the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center. This nonprofit in St. Petersburg, Florida, focuses on improving the community through a variety of education, employability, enrichment and family support programs. It is named after Judge James B. Sanderlin, the first Black Pinellas County judge and first Black Circuit Court Judge, among many other outstanding contributions and accomplishments.
Bricks are 4″ x 8″ and available in three different colors, sandstone, green and brown. Each brick can contain 63 letters in up to three rows of 21 letters. Costs range from $50 to $100 based on color selections.
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