there is no set season for being supportive. but during the christmas season, which is a time of sharing and love, these actions have a double power.
so on december 12 and 16, 10% of the value of each CINCO order will be donated to two causes close to our hearts.
the first is ajuda de berço, a fantastic portuguese charity that shelters and protects children in vulnerable situations.
and the second is a project close to home, coimbra coolectiva. a non-profit association that seeks to publicize local initiatives, but above all, to encourage the participation of citizens in the community to find solutions to build a better, fairer, more sustainable, more inclusive city with more opportunities.
giving gifts that bring happiness not only to those who receive them is sharing that happiness even more. here's a list of suggestions for spreading happiness and compassion.
GIVING IN SOLIDARITY
through a variety of charity cards you can help communities prepare for or cope with the impacts of climate change by finding fair, clean and sustainable solutions. this christmas, you can help women's organizations in the philippines install solar panels to provide energy after a typhoon.
save the children
helping children around the world (more than 45 million children helped!), save the children fights for the fulfillment of universal rights: the right to education, the right to food, the right to health care, and the right to development. there are different types of gifts such as christmas decorations, christmas sweaters, accessories or virtual gifts.
when you buy one of these unique handmade bows, you'll be contributing to acreditar, a portuguese association that supports children with cancer.
uma causa por um dia
delicious illustrations with the aim of welcoming 50 afghan students in portugal through a 3-year scholarship program.
since 2016, sales of the silver lockit have helped raise more than 20 million for UNICEF. new bracelets are launched each year.
books that teach children about the power of solidarity, tolerance, and inclusion will also ensure their support for humanitarian causes in the future.
111 trees: how a village celebrates the birth of every girl
in a small village in india
a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. based on a true story.
leo and the octopus
a book that helps build empathy and awareness for people with autism. leo, a boy with asperger's syndrome, has trouble adjusting to the world and other children until one day he meets maya, an octopus who changes color depending on her mood.
julian is a mermaid
the brief sight of three women dressed as mermaids leaves a boy enchanted and ready to dazzle the world. a story about being seen for who we are by someone who loves us.
the boy at the back of the class
a story of friendship and kindness in a world that is often intolerant of refugees and the challenges they face.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS
supporting entrepreneurship means ensuring that small businesses thrive. businesses that empower women, black-owned businesses, businesses from places where there aren't many opportunities, or sustainable businesses. they can be local or around the world, your support can be the reason they succeed.
made with just a few ingredients from the dominican republic, ocoa products celebrate natural hair and curls in particular!
ghanaian flavors and spices in a jar from the magic hand of essie.
portuguese brand, with local and sustainable production. where to find bodysuits made from cupro, an eco-friendly alternative to silk made from recycled cotton fibers. incredibly soft and comfortable.
raffia bags and accessories, available in bold colors and adorned with fun details such as tassels, fringe and pom-poms, are made using traditional weaving techniques from ghana.
cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!