#GladToGive // Creative Ways to Give Back This Season

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

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Here at Marigold & Grey, we’re obsessed with both hospitality and generosity. So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that we’ve teamed up with Glad Products to spread the word about their new Glad to Give movement! I seriously LOVE their holiday initiative to share rather than waste and am so excited to share how we’ve gotten involved!

Last week, we hosted a small holiday gathering and invited guests to donate a coat (or two!) to the One Warm Coat organization. But before we talk about coats, here are some behind-the-scenes shots from the party!

Tons of goodies, both sweet and savory. Definitely more sweet though!

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These little guys were dressed for the occasion and, of course, hoping for some crumbs to fall!
Glad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-Season Guests especially enjoyed the cranberry and rosemary infused bubbly right smack in the middle of the day!
Glad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-SeasonNot sure about you, but when I’m the hostess, I’m always guilty of having way too much food. I’m paranoid that we will run out and I way over-buy. This always turns into leftovers that are usually wasted. Instead of shoving it all in the fridge and forgetting about it this time, I got creative and sent my guests home with goodies looking festive in Glad containers!

You might not think that Glad storage containers could make pretty gift boxes but think again! With a little paint, ribbon and gift tags, magic can always happen, my friends.

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Guests got into the spirit and even packaged up their own goodies, to-go style!

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Glad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-SeasonGlad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-SeasonThe holiday season is great a time for giving so rather than waste, be generous! I encourage you to check out this meaningful movement and spread the word on social media using #GladToGive. In fact, each time a photo of holiday leftovers is shared using the hashtag #GladToGive, $1 is donated by Glad to provide a meal to someone in need. Go ahead and start sharing, in all ways possible!

Happy Holidays everyone! xo

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography

Calligraphy: Jenny Muffler of Just Write Studios

Styling: Marigold & Grey

This is a sponsored post.

Welcome Gifts That Give Back

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Excited about your wedding but feeling like you don’t want it to be all about you? Well, okay. You want it mostly about you. But it’s also important to you to somehow contribute to a greater cause? You’re not alone! I’ve been to many receptions where, in lieu of a wedding favor, the couple instead makes a donation to a charity that is personally meaningful to them. These days, there are so many socially conscious small businesses, it’s easier than ever to also use your wedding welcome gifts as a vehicle for giving back.

It’s no secret that Well Kept screen cleansing towelettes are a Marigold & Grey favorite. The Atlanta-based, woman-owned business offers a very useful product in an array of adorable patterns to match just about anyone’s style. But what’s even better is that two of their signature designs actually give back.

First is the Karogoto pattern (top). A portion of the proceeds from the pattern are donated to the Karogoto community in Kenya for business start-up education and seed funding for entrepreneurs! The Drive pattern (bottom) honors Steve Dezember, John McNeeley and others battling ALS. The art for this design was created by Steve who drives over a canvas with his wheelchair. A portion of the proceeds from this pack will be donated to ALS awareness!
wedding-welcomg-gifts-that-give-backwedding-welcomg-gifts-that-give-backNOURI was founded in by two Princeton grads – a husband and wife team with a passion for natural food and doing good in the world. Made in Washington, DC, these snack bars are gluten free, vegan, organic and non-GMO. For every NOURI bar you buy, NOURI will donate a meal to feed a hungry child in school!

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Also based in the DC area, newcomer Fruitcycle makes use of local produce that would otherwise go to waste and provides jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated, homeless, or are otherwise disadvantaged.

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Project 7 is a specialty gum and mint brand dedicated to bringing great flavor back into your day while at the same time giving back to seven areas of need. The 7 causes chosen by Project 7 include: Feeding the HungryHealing the Sicksupporting those who Hope for PeaceHousing the HomelessQuenching Those who ThirstTeaching them Well, and Saving the Earth.  All products are proudly made in America. The company partners with non profits making impacts both here in America and abroad.wedding-welcomg-gifts-that-give-backMarigold & Grey is actively seeking to partner with additional small businesses who give back for our welcome kits. If you have a product you think would be a good fit, please reach out at partner@marigoldgrey.com. We’d love to hear from you!

All products above are currently available via Marigold & Grey.