While giving a recycled gift is good in its own right, it's even better when the gift gives back. Plates With Purpose give a portion of its proceeds to local and national nonprofit organizations. There are eleven designs, each reflecting the mission of the charity they represent.
• Butterfly: Forbes Hospice
• Elephant: National Autism Association
• Forget-Me-Not: Alzheimer's Association
• Healing Garden: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
• Heart: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
• Ladybug: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
• Bach Signature: Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
• Stars: Persad Center & Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
• Trees: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
• Wheat: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
• Sunflower: POWER (Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery)
Plates With Purpose are made of recycled glass and non-toxic color, and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Each plate is available in three sizes: 9x9, 5x10 and 14 x 14. The packaging is even done nicely with a neat corrugated recycled content paper wrap and bound with a thick reusable rubber band. Get more information about the program and see all the designs at PlatesWithPurpose.com. The plates are available for purchase at their website and retailers nationwide.