How to Give Back This Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching and for many, it's the perfect time to celebrate family, share gifts, eat great food, and reflect on the past year.

But the holidays are also a great time to give back to others.

If you're looking for some inspiring ways to help people in need, click through our gallery above to see a list of companies and products whose proceeds directly benefit women.

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Download "This Is For My Girls" | Written by Oscar nominated Diane Warren, and executive produced by MAKERS, this song is an inspiring anthem for girls everywhere. You can download it exclusively on iTunes where 100 percent of the proceeds will be in support of the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. Photo Credit: MAKERS

Punjammies | Each pair is made proudly in India by women working to forge a new path — one free from sex slavery. Punjammies are inspired by the colors seen throughout the local culture and are crafted by the brave women who wish to remain free from the trade they escaped. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Punjammies

Star Ornament Tassel | "Since partnering with Indego Africa, 89% of our artisan partners have risen above the poverty line." All profits fund educational training programs for the women who handcraft Indego Africa products.  Photo Credit: Courtesy of Indego Africa

Pink Glitter Chardonnay | Every two bottles of OneHope's wine funds a clinical trial for one woman with breast cancer. Photo Credit: Courtesy of OneHope Wine

4Love Clothing | When you purchase from 4Love, you are providing stable employment to the indigenous women that 4Love employs with fair trade wages, and ultimately empowering and giving them confidence. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 4Love Clothing

Elegantees | Elegantees employs women rescued from sex trafficking in Nepal and the United States. Sewing jobs give these women a sense of dignity, and the proceeds benefit The Nepali Rescue Project and Restore NYC.  Photo Credit: Courtesy of Elegantees

Global Goods Partners | Purchasing items from Global Goods Partners helps end poverty and promoting social justice by creating economic opportunities for women in some of the world’s poorest countries. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Global Goods Partners

House of Light Goods | House of Light Goods gives opportunities to single mothers escaping poverty. Purchasing your holiday gifts from here will provide women a safe place for their children to learn, play, and be cared for, while they’re able to further their education or start their own businesses. Photo Credit: Courtesy of House of Light Goods

The Malala Fund | Donating to The Malala Fund will help support girls’ secondary education program, fund global advocacy efforts and help Syrian refugee girls get back to school. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Malala.org

The MAKERS Stories App | Download our app for free to experience the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. The app is designed to empower you to be your own storyteller by allowing you to create your own MAKERS videos or capture the stories of others. Celebrate MAKERS by joining our largest collection of women's stories ever assembled. Photo Credit: MAKERS