Courtesy Invisible Children
You’ve already started busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. First up: A shirt designed by one of our top style crushes, Rachel Bilson (that’s her on the right, with pals Kristen Bell, left, and stylist Nicole Chavez), which will benefit Invisible Children.
For years now, Bilson has supported Invisible Children’s efforts to educate the public about the war atrocities of the LRA in East and Central Africa, as well as their work to protect and rehabilitate children touched by the LRA. And following a trip to Uganda to visit with beneficiaries of the charity, she designed a shirt to sell for the holidays, from which proceeds will go back to Invisible Children.
“I support Invisible Children because of their dedication to ending human rights injustices,” Bilson tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Traveling with them to Africa was the best trip of my life because I got to see all of their protection and recovery programs on the ground, learn about the impact they’re making to bring a permanent end to the LRA firsthand and I was exposed to new people, communities and cultures that changed me forever. It’s an honor to be able to use my passion for fashion design as a way to support Invisible Children’s work.”
Check out her explanation of the shirt’s design, below. Want to support the cause in style? You can get your own for $39 here.