A Local, Generous Holiday Gift Guide
If you’re a supporter of Enderly Coffee’s mission we’re willing to bet that you already place a high value on socially conscious shopping. We think picking gifts with purpose is a terrific way to honor the spirit of the season, so we’d like to shout out a few fellow Queen City businesses committed to turning your dollars into hope for others!
Fashion & Compassion is a jewelry and craft shop committed to employing women who have escaped trafficking, prostitution, addiction, and other horrific abuses. In addition to offering hope to the women they employ, F&C donates the proceeds of your purchases to 18 other worthy ministries. Do yourself a favor and grab a tissue before watching the short video on F&C’s homepage.
Address: 1717 Cleveland Avenue
Upcycle Life is committed to two main ideas: being a powerful force for change in the region’s environmental sustainability and helping those in our local community who are most in need. An interesting bag from Upcycle is sure to start a conversation wherever the owner carries it!
Address: 3646 Central Ave. inside Project 658 Building
Give Fifty One began when founder Alexander Greer realized the 10-year-old Charlotte child he was mentoring was homeless and helping to care for his younger siblings. Locally, Give Fifty One partners with organizations already working to help children in need. Globally, they sponsor the costs of education for students who require financial assistance. Check out the unique wristwatches they sell to make these initiatives possible!
The King’s Kitchen restaurant in Uptown donates 100% of its profits to feed the poor in the Charlotte region. Additionally, TKK partners with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center and other area ministries to provide life-skills training and employment assistance to Charlotteans in search of a new beginning. As if that wasn’t enough, TKK’s grits are the best this Southern-raised writer has ever tasted. For your foodie friends, a gift card to TKK is an absolute no-brainer.
Address: 129 W Trade Street
For your family members or friends who love delicious baked goods, look no further than Polka Dot Bake Shop. In addition to partnering with several local charitable organizations and schools, from now until December 1 Polka Dot will donate 10% of proceeds to the #GIVINGTUESDAYCLT general fund benefiting 108 Charlotte nonprofits. Just print the certificate below and head over to purchase a “sweet” gift card for your loved one!
Address: 1730 E Woodlawn Road
Enderly Coffee Co, of course!
Finally, here at Enderly Coffee we are always proud to offer meaningful gift options to our customers. Bags of coffee make great stocking stuffers, and Enderly mugs help keep chilly winter hands warm. Ohhhh and Tshirts, we have Tshirts, too! Check out our favorite holiday selections below:
Cheers to a merry and generous holiday season!
Written By: Ashley Sullivan