Yep, that’s not a typo – beard beer is a thing. In support of No-Shave November, which raises awareness and funds to support cancer research, Oregon-based brewery Rogue Ales created the beer with brewmaster John Maier’s own natural yeast taken from his beard (it’s been growing since 1978) Weird? Oh yes. Are we tempted to try? Indeed.
COCONUT LIME GUM
Talk about a refreshing idea! Project 7, the company behind their lines of gourmet gum, snacks and bottled water, makes a corresponding donation for every product sold. Funds go toward additional meals for those in need as well as provide education.
RED BLEND WINE
What’s better than drinking a glass of wine after a long day of work? Knowing that the bottle you purchased has a greater purpose (you know, aside from quenching your thirst.) In collaboration with charity: water, which aims to provide clean water around the world, Club W created a Bordeaux-style blend to aid in its efforts. Five dollars from every $20 wine bottle purchase will directly go toward the nonprofit.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT SNACK BAR
Sweet deal! In addition to being nutritious (free of gluten and GMO), 2 Degrees‘ snack bars provide each customer with an easy formula: every buying customer is two degrees from feeding hungry children around the world with their buy one, give one initiative.
PEANUT BUTTER (MADE WITH HONEY)
Help children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition with the purchase of jars and packets of peanut butter. As Good Spread promises, for every product sold, a packet of RUTF (peanut butter with essential nutrients) is sent to children. “With just 3 servings of RUTF a day for 4-6 weeks, malnutrition is completely eradicated in over 98% of children,” reads the company’s mission statement. “To us, that’s miraculous.”
Possibly the easiest and most cost efficient way to help if you live in the Philadelphia area: Purchase a $1 slice of pizza from Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, make a dollar donation to purchase a slice for someone in need who lives in the local community.