What if you could change two lives with a single gift? At Stand Together Foundation, we partner with nonprofit organizations across the country who are committed to helping individuals overcome barriers, strengthen their communities, and transform their lives. As you work your way through your shopping list this holiday season, we invite you to explore our Catalyst Gift Guide.
Often, that work takes the form of social enterprises: businesses that provide employment and professional development alongside an opportunity to develop inherent gifts and talents. They produce art, home goods, clothing, and more, with the proceeds reinvested to have an even greater impact.
We’ve curated the best products from our network of nonprofit partners, with options for every family member and friend. When you shop with a Catalyst organization, you’re putting a smile on the face of the recipient and supporting the talented individual behind each gift.
Below is a brief taste of what our community has to offer. See products and creations from every social enterprise by visiting the complete 2022 gift guide.
A new book from On the Road Lending
On the Road Lending uses the power of social capital to improve access to reliable transportation. Instead of seeing a credit score, they see every loan as a relationship.
Support On the Road Lending by purchasing Freedom of Motion, a new book by Founder and CEO Michelle Corson. She details her journey understanding the challenges of transportation equity and creating an innovative social enterprise to solve them.
Delicious treats from Women’s Bean Project
Women’s Bean Project enables chronically unemployed women to become self-sufficient through full-time transitional work. These individuals are exposed to career options including customer service, food production, and data entry that ultimately empower them to find their purpose.
Support Women’s Bean Project by gifting one of their high quality food items, including baking mixes, irresistible snacks, and coffees and teas.
Art and jewelry from Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Mobile Loaves & Fishes operates a 51-acre master-planned community in Central Texas to restore dignity for those experiencing chronic homelessness. By providing affordable housing and holistic support, they help individuals find a permanent place to call home.
Support Mobile Loaves & Fishes by purchasing pieces from their Community Art House. Each item is handmade by formerly homeless residents, offering an outlet for creative expression and enabling sustainable employment.
Gift boxes from Café Momentum
Café Momentum is a top-rated restaurant and culinary training facility in Dallas. They provide paid, 12-month internships to justice-involved youth to give them the confidence to pave a new path.
Support Café Momentum’s by buying one of their curated holiday gift boxes, pantry products, or kitchen-ready apparel. From biscuit mix, to coffee rub, to aprons, every purchase helps their team members keep the momentum going.