Stand Together Foundation Shopping Guide
Social enterprises - a catalyst for change
Stand Together Foundation is proud to support several social enterprises in our Catalyst Community. These aren’t just businesses that do good – they are transformative approaches that harness the power of employment to help each individual recognize their gifts and talents.
Shopping with a Catalyst organization provides meaningful employment, soft skills development and workforce readiness.
For the Chef
Cook up your own creations with Cafe Momentum’s holiday gift boxes complete with their must-have pantry products like their signature biscuit mix, jalapeno powder, and beef jerky.
Women’s Bean Project
By mixing the art of creating delicious snacks and culinary delights with life and job skills training, the Women’s Bean Project sets women facing chronic unemployment on the path to self-sufficiency.
By sowing seeds in a garden, Bonton Farms reaps a harvest of hope in Dallas. Experience the local flavors of this urban farm with their coveted honey butter, blueberry jam or chai tea kits to support the power of growing healthy and delicious food to fuel community transformation.
For a Little Self-Care
Who doesn’t need a little self-care this year? Infused with essential oils and the restorative power of meaningful work, our social enterprises handmade items inspire peace and wellness.
Looking for the perfect candle set or essential oil to offer healing self-care to yourself during the holidays? Thistle Farms provides a sanctuary of hope to survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and trauma through wholistic residential care including employment crafting healing products.
With a recipe for recovery, Blue Monarch offers its residents a chance to rebuild their lives by making hand-crafted granola and other crafts with a purpose. Each bag of wholesome granola includes an enclosed photo of the incredible Blue Monarch baker and her story of recovery and redemption.
For the Creative
We believe everyone has unique gifts and talents to contribute – and our artisan contributors create space for those with a creative mind to share their talent with their communities. Now available online from select partners, these gifts inspire creativity and contribution.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Browse the Community Art House and place an order for your own commissioned work. Mobile Loaves & Fishes operates a 51-acre master-planned community to restore dignity for those experiencing chronic homelessness. Its micro-enterprises empower individuals to transform their lives by putting their passions to work.
Find peace of mind through PeaceLove prints and apparel. PeaceLove believes that creative expression inspires and heals as they work with people, families, and organizations throughout the country to improve mental health and quality of life through artistic expression.
Work with a Project LIFT in-house graphic designer to create your own custom print order for anything from hats and t-shirts to signs, and banners. Through vocational skills training and mentoring, Project LIFT empowers at-risk teens to replace negative behaviors with positive tools.
For the One who Loves Home Décor
Share your values and beliefs with guests in your home with high-quality décor items that tell a story of recovery, growth and self-actualization. Gifts that inspire conversation and represent your commitment to social change.
The one-of-a-kind cutting boards and tongs from UTEC’s Madd Love Market are handcrafted by young men and women in Massachusetts who are at risk of long-term poverty due to gang involvement or criminal activity.
Buying an artisan cutting board or piece of decor from Saw’s Edge Woodshop helps to rebuild the Appalachian economy. The Coalfield Development social enterprise produces breathtaking wood products, large and small, ready-made, or custom-built, all in the name of developing West Virginia’s workforce.
For the Brand-Lover
Looking for that perfect swag to support the nonprofits you love? Take a peek below at the ways you can help spread the word (and wear the brand) of the catalysts driving transformative change.
Get your sweat on this holiday season in customized sportswear by The Phoenix. The Phoenix is an addiction recovery program that leverages a sober-active lifestyle to build supportive communities and reduce the stigma of addiction to help people heal and overcome.
For the fixer-upper and handyman in every family, unCommon Construction swag is a must-have. unCommon Construction uses the build process to empower youth with the skills network, resources, and experience to lead the workforce after high school or college.
For the Baker
Want the perfect satisfaction to your sweet tooth or to get creative in the kitchen? Check out your must-have cookbook or some delicious sweets to satisfy that holiday craving.
Indulge yourself with truffle brownies or send a box to a friend! Daconias Truffle Brownies is owned and operated by Community Table Kitchen, a social enterprise of Bridge House who helps adults experiencing homelessness unlock their potential through employment, housing and counseling support.
Hot Bread Kitchen
The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook weaves together bread recipes as unique and diverse as the women who make them. Hot Bread Kitchen is a bakery that employs and empowers immigrant women, providing them with skills to succeed in the culinary industry.