“It is probable that there is no form of duty whereon conscientious persons differ more in opinion, or where they find it more difficult to form discriminating and decided views, than on the matter of charity. That we are bound to give some of our time, money, and efforts, to relieve the destitute, all allow. But, as to how much we are to give, and on whom our charities shall be bestowed, many a reflecting mind has been at a loss.”
Looking to make a difference for those in need this season, but concerned about all the gifts and presents to buy and other holiday spending? Then stop by the Stowe Center Museum Shop!
This season, the Shop features special gifts whose proceeds benefit victims of human trafficking and abuse, the environment, female entrepreneurs, artisans in the developing world, and more. Products include hand bags, laptop cases, mittens, wool socks, money pouches, reusable sandwich bags, and scarves. Donna Haghighat, Founder and CEO of www.Shoptimize.org, will also have a table of items which help "shop women to the top."
To sweeten the deal, we invite you to our annual Champagne and Chocolate Soirée event tomorrow, December 5, from 6-8pm in the Stowe Visitor Center to enjoy a 20% discount on all Museum Shop items!
Items from our table of Stowe Center mission-based products will also be on sale, and include books about social justice and empathy, "Teach Peace" bumper stickers, activist buttons, The New Jim Crow by 2013 Stowe Prize winner Michelle Alexander, and Stowe Center branded products.
Don't miss this opportunity to "shop for a moral cause" while getting your holiday shopping done...and even save an extra 20% while enjoying champagne and delicious sweets!