Last updated: 14:51 / Friday, 26 April 2013
By Morgan Stanley

Mother’s Day “Gifts for Good” Wish List

Mother’s Day “Gifts for Good” Wish List
  • FEED 2 Kenya Bag provides school meals to two children in Kenya for one year

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announce the publication of its first Mother’s Day “Gifts for Good” Wish List, an extension of its Gifts for Good philanthropic series.  In this electronic catalogue, the Philanthropy Management team highlights 14 gift ideas from companies that are determined to make their local communities, the nation and the world a better place through their products.

Each of the featured gifts is helping to drive social change, in ways such as fighting hunger, eliminating poverty or empowering women.  The companies featured include: Alex and Ani, FEED Projects, Flex Watches, glassybaby, Krochet Kids intl., Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, Nepali by TDM, Prosperity Candle, International PrincessTMProject, SAME SKY, Sseko Designs, StoryCorps, sweetriot and Warby Parker.

According to Melanie Schnoll Begun, Managing Director and Head of Philanthropy Management at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, “We set out to create a collection of gifts that not only celebrates all the moms and important women in our lives but also helps to make the world a better place.  I can’t think of a better way to honor a special mom than with a beautiful scarf or candle that she will love to wear or have in her home that is also helping to end hunger, provide vision, offer employment or better sanitation to people around the world.”

“I am thrilled that Morgan Stanley offered FEED the opportunity to be featured in their Mother’s Day “Gifts for Good” catalog,” said Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder and CEO of FEED.  “FEED’s mission is to ‘Create good products that help FEED the world,’ and partnering with a world class institution like Morgan Stanley will extend our reach and the number of meals we are able to provide to children globally.”

FEED’s featured gift, the FEED 2 Kenya Bag, not only provides school meals to two children in Kenya for one year with its purchase, but it also provides meaningful employment to a co-op of women and deaf artisans in Kenya.  

View the Mother’s Day “Gifts for Good” Catalog here.