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Gifts for Kids that Give Back

by Angelique Platas

Dec 6, 2019

Stefan Malloch – Dreamstime.com

Age Specific / Baby

‘Tis the season for gift giving, generosity and seeing your kids’ eyes light up with excitement as they make their way for the tree and stockings on Christmas morning. You can combine the gifts, goodwill and making your kids holiday all in one with a thoughtful gift that gives back, like ResCUTE.


This non-profit organization works to educate the next generation of families and young children on the importance of animal rescue, animal welfare and adoption. We’ve all heard “adopt, don’t shop,” but not everyone knows the true impact of saving a shelter pet’s life over buying breeder puppies.


Where does the cute gift for your kids come into play, you might ask? ResCUTE offers a collection of stuffed animals and children’s books, all based on true stories of animal rescue and the importance of life-saving animal adoptions. Each cuddly toy and adorable children’s book sale goes to help adoption efforts. All of the ResCUTE profits benefit shelter animals in need — buy a book and toy bundle and save a shelter dog. It’s simple and effective. The little ones will loved the stuffed toys and the new book will shake up your nightly reading with the kids, a happy story with an educational twist.


If your kids are asking for a dog this year and you know they’re not quite ready, consider a ResCUTE as an important first step in the process. A significant number of Christmas gift animals, or pets gifted to loved ones for the holidays, end up back in shelters a few months later. Make sure you educate your kids first on the responsibility and commitment to take on a pet. A ResCUTE book and toy to snuggle with can help.


If and when your family is ready to adopt, ResCUTE can help with that too. Check out their online adoption section with reliable rescue and animal adoption agencies. One important aspect of rescuing an animal is, of course, finding the right pet for you, but also making sure the organization you get them from is on the up-and-up.


Read Jingles’ story, a real-life rescue pup that inspired the non-profit organization and find the matching toy here, for $23 with a storybook included. Find Hudson and Tanner’s toys and storybooks here, also $23 and available with Amazon Prime or on the organization’s website.


Read ResCUTE’s mission here for more information and feel inspired to give a gift that gives back.


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