Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Show mom you care, and make a big difference in your community. When you Buy With Heart from a social enterprise for mother’s day, you get unique gifts she’ll love, and give back to a cause she cares about. Check out these gift suggestions!
Amos House: Gifts That Give Back
Help Amos House provide jobs, housing, and a new lease on life for the underserved in our city. Surprise mom with great gifts like Bristol Harbor Homemade mixes, Amos House WORKS mugs, the new Friendship Cafe Blend Coffee (from local roaster Mill’s Coffee), Friendship Cafe gift cards and Gift Baskets!
Price Range: $8.99 – $24.99
Where To Buy: Friendship Café: 500 Broad Street, 8B Providence, RI 02907
Or Shop Online.
Flying Shuttle Studios: Housewares
Flying Shuttles offers functional, unique products to brighten your home, designed and handcrafted by participants in their programs. Each purchase helps Flying Shuttles provide employment to an adult with a developmental disability.
Original artwork: $10.00 – $150
Handwoven scarves: $30.00 – $70.00
Printed t-shirts: $15.00 & $18.00
Printed patches: $4.00 and $6.00
10 Pack of notecards: $13.50
Where to Buy: Flying Shuttles storefront- 50 Main St. #12, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Groden Center: Indoor & Outdoor Plants
What’s more classic than surprising mom with a pretty plant? The Groden Center greenhouse sells seasonal plants, and produces beautiful special order floral arrangements. A gift from the Groden Center is all the more special because proceeds support an adult with Autism or a Developmental Disability.
Where To Buy: North Burial Ground 5 Branch Ave., Providence, RI
Harvest Kitchen: Sauces/ Canned Goods
A program of Farm Fresh RI, Harvest Kitchen is a 15-week culinary and job-readiness training program for youth within the Division of Juvenile Corrections. Mom will love the delicious Cranberry, Strawberry, and Classic Applesauce flavors, as well as Harvest Kitchen’s mission to give underserved youth a chance.
Where To Buy: Winter/Springtime Farmer’s Market- Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI
House of Hope Boutique: Gifts
House of Hope Boutique Originals (HOHBO) kicked off in 2007 as the Social Enterprise branch of House of Hope, a local social services agency. HOHBO was initially founded as a training/ employment program for women transitioning out of homelessness. Today, House of Hope runs a successful consignment shop in Warwick, RI. The shop features a range of products perfect for mom, including gifts made by women in the HOHBO program, and a wide variety of housewares, jewelry, clothing, and many other locall-made products.
Price Range: $5-$50
Where To Buy: 3190 Post Road Warwick, RI.
Maternova: Give A Gift in Honor of Mom
Show mom you care with the purchase of a life-saving tool for a mother in a developing part of the world. Maternova is the first global marketplace for ideas and technologies saving mothers and newborns. Purchase an obstetric kit in honor of mom, and help midwives conduct a safe childbirth in rural areas of the developing world.
If you’re looking to buy for a new mom, Maternova has also partnered with Culture Baby Global Baby Boutique: Starting on Mother’s Day, you can purchase a Culture Baby product and add a Maternova gift card, in the amount of your choosing, to send to a maternity clinic in the developing world.
Price Range & Where To Buy: Obstretric Kit: $70, Culture Baby Products: $12- $90
My Happy Shirts: Ts for Women
Happy Shirts were created as a way for wearers to share what makes them happy- from hobbies to animals, professions, activities, sports, and anything else in between. Not only that, Happy Shirts raises awareness about the worldwide orphan crisis, and directly addresses this cause- for each T-shirt purchased, Happy Shirts donates a shirt to a child in need.
Price Range: $20-$25
Where To Buy: Shop Online
Prosperity Candle: Custom Candles and Gift Sets
Prosperity Candle helps women who have survived conflict and natural disaster rebuild their lives through candle-making. Every candle made and sold helps a woman from places like Burma, Haiti, Rwanda, Iraq and Afghanistan earn more than a living wage – enough to put food on the table, buy medicine, and send her children to school.
Price Range: $18- $60
Where To Buy: Shop Online
Save Chocolateville, The Providence Granola Project, and Runa Tea: Create a Gift Basket for Mom
For a creative gift, why not put together a gift basket for mom? Save Chocolateville is a new venture that aims to assist the economically depressed city of Central Falls through sales of artisanal chocolate bars, produced in the city. The Providence Granola Project trains and employs recent refugees to Providence in the production and sale of original gourmet granola. Runa Tea produces and sells delicious Guyusa tea blends. Sales facilitate sustainable development and cultural preservation for indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where Guayusa is produced.
Price Range: $5-15 per item
Where To Buy:
Steel Yard ‘Welding Workshop With Mom’
For the mom who would rather take on a cool activity for mother’s day, the Steel Yard has just the thing! The Steel Yard acts as a catalyst in the creative revitalization of the industrial valley district of Providence, and offers courses throughout the year to strengthen the creative community. The Welding Workshop With Mom takes place over mother’s day weekend, and is specifically designed for moms and children to learn together.
Price Range: $185
Where To Buy: Register Online
Sweetly Designs: Handmade Jewelry
Pamper mom with beautiful jewelry, handcrafted by women in Gujarat, India. Sweetly Designs trains and employs women living below the poverty line in high-skill jewelry-making, wirework, and small business management. Sales provide these women with a sustainable income for their families, helping them move out of poverty.
Price Range: $4- $20
Where To Buy: Shop Online