When I first checked out Children Inspire Design and started reading about their mission, I immediately fell in love with their products and their philosophy. A grassroots cooperative program called PEACE helps women from semi-rural, economically challenged areas in Mexico and Haiti transcend their lives of poverty through bringing them art and hope, mostly created using recycled materials. In addition to products like journals and wall prints, they have the most wonderful bird mobiles -
And it occurred to me that part of being socially conscious is sharing a product that you love and that aids disadvantaged communities. So Pierce and I decided that we wanted to share two of our treasured bird ornaments with the teachers of his Pre-K program. It's a federally funded program in a rural community, and many of the children come from lower income families. The Children Inspire Design moto is "Inspire Children. Save the World" and I think that's something Pierce's two teachers are embracing every single day in their classroom.
Please go check out the products at Children Inspire Design. They would make wonderful and unique gifts for the holidays! As for our little red bird, he's going to hang out in an honored spot just above the kitchen sink until our Christmas tree goes up in December.
Disclaimer - I was sent a set of 3 bird ornaments in exchange for this review. All of the opinions expressed are my own. And truly, I love being able to work with a company that is not only earth conscious but also socially (and globally) active and responsible - it warms my heart to have a product in my hands that I really believe in, and that represents so much more than just a material good.