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Father's Day Gift Ideas That Give Back

Father's Day Gift Ideas That Give Back

It’s that time of year again. With the summer sun beating down and the fresh scent of aftershave in the air, Father’s Day is right around the corner. This weekend, we celebrate the men in our lives who have been with us from the very beginning. Whether he’s your biological father, grandfather or someone who fills the role of father in your life, this is the perfect time to show him how much he means to you. 

Altruism can seep into every avenue of your lifestyle, such as shopping for the special man in your life. In fact, there are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

Reusable Water Bottle
If you want to love your dad and love the environment at the same time this Father’s Day, then consider gifting him a reusable water bottle. Not only is this the perfect present for the outdoorsy, athletic or nature-loving father, but it’s a great way to care for the environment at the same time. Research companies to find the ideal water bottle for your father. Some, like Love Bottle, provide reusable glass water bottles that are even made in the United States. Find a water bottle he would like and surprise him with it.

Socks for a Cause
For the fashion-forward (or backward) dad, consider giving socks for a cause. For example, Society B is an online marketplace of products that give back and are fair trade. They even donate 10% of their sales to various charities. Their website showcases various charitable socks, such as those that help fund education, fight hunger and give clean water. Search online for other charitable sock organizations. Pick out a pair that matches your dad’s favorite outfit, or surprise him with something silly and generous to wear.

One for One
If you’re not sure what to buy, but know you want to give back, then consider researching one for one companies near you or nationally. A one for one company refers to a specific business model, in which a corporation gives away one needed item for each item purchased. For example, if you buy a pair of shoes from TOMS for your dad, they will give another pair to a person in need. One for one companies are the perfect way to make sure to give back, even if you’re not quite sure what your dad wants. Explore some options and find something he would love.

Honorable Donation
Maybe your dad feels very strongly about a certain cause, charity or nonprofit organization in your area. Why not use Father’s Day as an opportunity to give to a foundation in his name? Make a contribution to someone or something in need, then be sure to credit him for the gift. On Father’s Day itself, you can even make a cute little coupon, card or video, sharing the special news of how you donated in his name. Give it a try to really celebrate him by celebrating others on Father’s Day.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to step up and find the best gift possible, which truly personifies the father figure in your life. If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, keep these ideas in mind for Father’s Day gift ideas that give back. Then, have a wonderful day this weekend celebrating the man who means so much to you.

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As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

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The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


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06/09/2020

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