Shorter days, crisp air and endless amounts of food can only mean one thing- the holidays are upon us. We’ve all received our fair share of gift cards and ugly sweaters, so why not make this year’s gift exchange more meaningful for everyone?
Celebrate this holiday season by inspiring your friends and family to give back to the world we live in. Here are some ways to both give the perfect gift and help support sea turtle research and conservation:
STC’s 2015 Sea Turtle Scenes Calendar
Check out STC’s favorite sea turtles in action. Made from sturdy, recycled paper, the calendar is a great way to enjoy sea turtle images all year long. It also includes key sea turtle dates and events to keep you updated and involved.
Click here to purchase a 2015 sea turtle calendar.
Adopt a sea turtle
Give a symbolic adoption of an endangered sea turtle and support STC’s programs focusing on research, education, advocacy and the protection of important habitats. They’ll receive a personalized adoption certificate, a one-year subscription to STC’s membership publication and tons of STC swag.
Click here to adopt an endangered sea turtle.
Click here to shop STC’s online store.
Pura Vida Bracelets
STC receives 20% of the sales from the Save the Sea Turtle bracelets, which is great for everyone! There are three different styles of bracelet to choose from, including the original, the platinum, and the braided.
Since partnering with Pura Vida in 2013, STC has received over $10,000 in donations! Click here to shop the Pura Vida Save the Sea Turtle collection.
Sea turtle charms from Altruette are available in 100% recycled sterling silver plated with 14k gold or 100% sterling silver. 50% of the net profits from the sea turtle charm are donated directly to STC.
Click here to shop the Altruette sea turtle collection.
Looking to send a creative greeting card? Check out RuniArt.
Use promotional code TurtleSupport when you check out and RuniArt will donate $1 to STC for every card you purchase.
Click here to shop RuniArt cards.
Save Vanishing Species Stamp
After ordering your holiday greeting cards from RuniArt, make sure you have a book of these stamps on hand, which benefit the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund and the Multinational Species Conservation Fund.
To date, money raised from this stamp has provided more than 1,800 grants for endangered species, including marine turtles.
You can pick them up at your local post office or order them online. Click here to purchase a book of Save Vanishing Species Stamps.
Flippery When Wet Soaps
When Lisa Jo Randgaard passed away from complications of her chronic illness at age 43, the Randgaard family chose to honor her passion for sea turtle conservation and established The Lisa Jo Randgaard Fund at STC.
This year, the Randgaard family’s fundraising project is called “Flippery When Wet” soaps. Available in Lemongrass, Rosemary-Mint, and Lavender-Litsea, these handmade soaps are made with only all natural ingredients.
After donating a suggested $35 to STC, three of the handmade soap bars will be sent to you or the person of your choice. 100 percent of all donations go to The Lisa Jo Randgaard Fund at Sea Turtle Conservancy, which has raised over $1,300 from this project so far! Click here to place an order for Flippery When Wet soaps.
Choose from a wide range of t-shirts, accessories and more to sport your love for sea turtles. Use promotional code STC when checking out and Loggerhead Apparel will donate 10 percent back to STC.
Free shipping is offered on orders over $50. Click here to purchase Loggerhead Apparel merchandise.
Check out the STC collection of turtle beads, charms and fine jewelry created by Reller Gold.
All of the beads are sterling silver and compatible with popular bead bracelets, including Pandora®, Troll® and Chamilia®. Reller Gold donates a portion of sales to STC with every sea turtle item purchased.
Click here to shop Reller Gold’s STC collection.
A stained glass fan pull could be the perfect accessory for anyone’s home. Lizard Key Designs donates 10 percent of sales from the sea turtle fan pull directly back to STC.
Click here to shop the sea turtle fan pulls from Lizard Key Designs.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon site that millions of people use every day- including the same products, prices and service.
The big difference is that AmazonSmile donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to a charitable organization of your choice.
Make a free account and select STC as your cause to get started. Over $1,000 have been donated to STC since first partnering with AmazonSmile in 2013!
Click here to start shopping with AmazonSmile.
Create a free account with Goodshop and select STC as the cause you’re supporting.
Through the site you can online shop from more than 5,000 stores like Old Navy, Target and Best Buy, and earn donations for STC with every purchase. Not to mention, there’s often exclusive deals and coupons available when you shop through the site.
Click here to start shopping with Goodshop.
Now we can all turn the most wonderful time of the year into the most charitable time of the year with the click of a button. Leave a lasting impression on your friends, family and the world we live in by shopping these gift options this holiday season.