What's this all about?

What’s this all about?

So this year I decided that I was pulling the Scrooge card on my family and not buying Christmas presents…everyone has everything we need and if there is something that any of us want or need, we buy it. Besides, Christmas isn’t about the gifts you get but the time you get to spend with those you love, right?
With that being said, for the few things that I needed to get I wanted it in some way to be something really good. Yeah, I could have donated to a cause on behalf of someone, or bought a star (really? People do that??).  But I started to think…how can I help someone with something that I bought? Where can I find some places that I can do some “good shopping”? And surprisingly, I couldn’t really find much of anything unless I was doing specific searches.  That isn’t easy to do when you don’t know what you are looking for!
And that’s where this whole idea came from. I want to help people (or animals) with purchases that I make. I understand that it isn’t possible to always shop this way (or maybe it is, but I don’t think I’m THAT good yet), but for the times that you can, to be able to help someone, even in a little way….that might make a big difference in their lives.
I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that.  That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen! J
If I know that I was able to help someone, it will make this all worthwhile!
If there is a store/company/product that you would like me to feature, please let me know. I will do the best that I can to find out information about them and to put them on the site.