Enactus Okanagan College is providing Christmas gift options that give back to the community.
The student led, non-profit organization has partnered with Cuddle and Kind, a social enterprise that produces hand-made dolls.
“The dolls are made by women in Peru who receive a fair wage,” said Andrew Klingel, an Okanagan College professor.
“In addition, each doll sold provides 10 meals to children in need. So far, Cuddle and Kind has given 628,468 meals.”
Enactus Okanagan College will also receive a portion of the proceeds to help fund programs that benefit the local community.
“Current projects include CanSave, which teaches financial literacy skills to elementary school children, and Silver Surfers, which teaches seniors how to use technology to communicate with loved ones,” said Klingel.
For more information, go to www.cuddleandkind.com/shop/
“You must order by Dec. 15 to receive your gift before Christmas,” said Klingel.