Giving Back

In life, I feel most accomplished when I know that I have helped someone.  I’ve always been this way, even as a child I loved to help those in need.  I get really emotional about it even crying at times because I’m so happy or sad.  But, I don’t just give to any organization (*ahem* if you know about pink washing then you know what I’m talking about).  The organizations I choose to support must have merit and a real purpose to help out in the world, I don’t want to fund a CEO’s fourth vacation home.

We’ve created a whole section on our website featuring custom designed “Special Edition” straws that give back to certain organizations.  One of my personal favorite is shown below, the Get Real for Kids straw:

Each time someone purchases a straw from our Special Edition page we will donate the profits from that purchase to the organization attached to it’s design.  Each organization is described well on their own page so you know who you’re donating to.  Choose your favorite straw on the Special Edition page of our website here and let me know which one it is in the comments.  We’ll choose one winner of a free straw on June 29th.

And if you know of a organization that would fit in well on our Special Edition page please email sales @ strawesome.com so that we can work to create a great fundraiser for them!

~ Daedra

Comments (115)

  1. I love the Iceberg Straw, and what a neat organization to contribute to!

    Alicia Booth
    Jun 26, 2013 Reply
  2. As an overweight mom who is working hard to reteach myself how to eat properly, I would choose the loving on kids straw. It hits close to home. I would love to see something in support of Alzheimer’s as it is something my family is currently struggling through.

  3. I like the environment kick-out-toxics-straw!

    trista hevey
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  4. The kick out toxics straw! i love the color.

    Sarah Santoro
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  5. I love your straws. They’re remarkable
    I love the iceberg straw.

    Sharanya
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  6. I have to say the same thing, this one:
    One Simple Question – The Iceberg Straw
    I love the blue 🙂

    Cathryne
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  7. As a mom to 4, I’d have to go with the Get Real For Kids!

    Corinne W.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  8. I really like the Get Real for Kids straw

    Lisa Miller
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  9. Epic HIGH FIVE to your blog share and what you are doing with your Special Edition straws. I stand with you on giving where you know it counts.

    It would be very easy for me to fall into the rant stream here, but instead I am going to leave it at WELL DONE on both counts, and I promise to share the info.

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  10. My favorite would be the Get Real For Kids – The Loving on Kids Straw

    Maryann D.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  11. This is such a great idea. I love your straw that supports the Orangutan Land Trust. They are such great animals.

    Shirley
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  12. I love the color of the Iceberg Straw. What an awesome thing you are doing!

    Wendy Hudson
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  13. I love the get real for kids straw. What an amazing and needed cause 🙂

    kaila patrice
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  14. My favourite is the Iceberg straw.

    Sharlene Daigle
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  15. Daedra, this is amazing. I’m so proud of you. What a cool idea. I love the Get Real for Kids straw – that’s such a cool, ambitious program.

    Sarah
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  16. I love this straw and what a great thing you are doing for charity. Your company has a great head on its shoulders.

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  17. I love the idea! I like the look of the Get Real For Kids – The Loving on Kids Straw. Awesome Strawesome.

    Jamie Koval Casolari
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  18. Great and amazing straws. Get real for Kids straw, very nice. And the giving back is such a refreshing idea.

    Tami
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  19. Wow this is great! Your straws are amazing. Beats plastic any day!

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  20. You guys RAWK! And I love all of the straws & organizations … especially the Get Real for Kids! Keep up the great work! 🙂

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  21. I like the Get Real for Kids straw. The Orangutan straw is a close second though.

    Robin S
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  22. My favorite is the Iceberg straw! It is so pretty! I love that you will be donating to these organizations!

    Jane
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  23. Environmental Defense – The Kick Out Toxins Straw…for me…I’m all about living clean both inside and out! Keep up the great work!!

    Tina Green
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  24. The “Get Real For Kids – The Loving on Kids Straw” is my favorite because not only is the design special but it’s a great organization to support!

    Ashley K.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  25. Love the Get Real for Kids straw and purpose. Would be a great straw for my Granddaughter.

    Tammy Collett
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  26. Love the Iceberg Straw… What a great way to support great causes!

    Jennifer Lipowsky
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  27. Get real for kids is my favorite. Anything that supoorts children is a wonderful cause.

    Sara Gregory
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  28. I love the iceberg straw and its cause! I love how much you give back!

    Megan
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  29. Get real for kids straw is my favorite. Thank you for this opportunity and awesome products! 🙂

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  30. My pick would be the Loving on Kids Straw. I work in a preschool and kids have a special place in my heart. Our school is in the midst of planning and building an organic, teaching garden.

    Carol J
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  31. My favorite is the Get Real for Kids straw!

    Abby S.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  32. Oh how neat!

    Kat C
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  33. I like the Kick out toxics Straw.

    Gram
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  34. I love One Simple Question – The Iceberg Straw.

    Kristin Troska
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  35. One Simple Question – The Iceberg Straw

    Antony Prodzinski
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  36. I really like the living on kids straw. I think we need to do what we can to help children. They deserve the world and their parents can’t always give it to them.

    Beth Clouser
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  37. thanks for giving back! love the iceberg straw!

    natasha tucker
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  38. I like the Loving on Kids Straw. What a great way to remind them that they are loved.

    Beth
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  39. I cant see the picture for the first one – envonmental for canada- even when i click through it gives me a broken picture error. I love the get real one though their slogan kinda makes me giggle – kids are delicious…let’s keep it that way…like we are all ogres or something! 🙂

    Nina
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  40. Love the ideas of each “special edition” straws, my favorite is the iceberg straw. The design really caught my eye, the colors remind me of the many colors of water and the use of wind energy will help Loving on Kids as well as the rain forests which is home to many plants & creatures large and small.

    Di Zill
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  41. Kick out toxics hits home with me. After doing much research on our environment and its impact on health it’s hard to feel “safe” anymore. Every little thing we do will have a positive or a negative impact. Just one change such as changing from plastic to glass straws has a ripple effect. Keep up the wonderful work and thank you for contributing to such special causes as well!

    Sarah
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  42. The Loving on Kids Straw has to be my favorite. Investing in the future of a child is the best investment one can make. So thankful that organizations like get REAL for kids make this possible for all of us.

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  43. I love all the charities, this is a beautiful thing you are doing! In an effort to win a straw (we have 5 already and I love them!) I would choose the “Get Real For Kids- The Loving on Kids Straw”. This is an organization that needs more publicity, it needs to be put in the forefront to help educate parents for the benefit of children everywhere. It is so easy to be complacent, but less so when one has knowledge.

    Jennifer
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  44. Really like the Iceberg Straw

    Patrick
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  45. The get real for kids straw is the most beautiful one I have seen! Lovely!
    Ana

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  46. oooh i really like the iceberg straw!! thanks for doing this!

    Jennifer
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  47. Kick out the toxics straw! One of the many things I would enjoy seeing…a healthy greener planet! 🙂

    SarahBeth
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  48. My favorite straw from the Special Edition page is “One Simple Question – The Iceberg Straw.” I love that it’s colored!!

    Jennifer Appleton
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  49. What a great cause. I really like the One Simple Question – The Iceberg Straw.

    Patricia
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  50. ♥Get Real for Kids♥

    Stacey
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  51. The Loving On Kids straw is really cute! I couldn’t get the picture to load for the Environmental straw. :-/

    A charity that you might like to learn more about is The Empowerment Plan which is a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless community. They hire homeless women from local shelters to become full time seamstresses manufacturing coats that double as sleeping bags for homeless people. Learn more at http://www.empowermentplan.org

    Tracy
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  52. I love seeing companies that give back to great causes!! All the straws are wonderful but my favorite is the “One Simple Question The Iceberg” straw.

    https://www.strawesome.com/one-simple-question-the-iceberg-straw.html

    Shannon
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  53. Loving on Kids straw.

    Donna
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  54. Loving on kids straw!

    Kim Wiebe
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  55. The loving on kids straw is awesome! All the Special Edition straws are great there because you are giving back. Great job!

    Elizabeth
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  56. I love the Environmental Defence straw. I have been on a journey to take ll the toxins out of my life, it is awesome that you are helping these wonderful organizations 🙂

    Holly Evans
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  57. What a fabulous staw to support getREALforKIDS!! We Love Dr. Sue and Angelle. There is not a more deserving non-profit.

    Michelle Carter
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  58. I love the Environmental Defence – The Kick Out Toxics Straw. Soch a great organization!

    Dalena
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  59. Make a difference, it’s what it’s all about.

    cate stott
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  60. Environmental Defense! What a great organization that can and is benefiting us all. If you do more in the future, I’d love to see a set for Big Brothers/Big Sisters–you could do a tall and a short–how fun would that be?

    Monica Pelletier
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  61. I like the Get Real For Kids straw! Plus the charity is great!

    Ashley
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  62. I like the Get Real For Kids straw and organization! They are our future, our inheritance!

    Kiara M.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  63. Love the iceburg straw 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and making an awesome product!!

    beccah larsen
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  64. I love the get real for kids straw and absolutely love what you are doing!!

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  65. Orangutan land trust (I can’t not, I was an anthro minor)! So cool that you guys do this!

    shauna casolari
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  66. I love the iceberg straw!

    Meghan
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  67. I love the Get Real for Kids straw! What an awesome organization too!

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  68. I would pick the Orangutans because EVERYTHINGhas Palm Oil.I find it so very
    sad to see these beautiful creatures suffer so harshly for our vanity and greed. I am grateful that you are so strawsome . Thank you for creating those!

    Ananda Glick
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  69. I like the Environmental Defence straw! And the Get Real For Kids. Great idea!

    Ashley Hipkin
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  70. My favorite is the get real for kids straw. I’ll have to think of an organization that would be a good fit for you. Thank you for the opportunity to try one of your straws and to benefit a great charity.

    lace
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  71. I love the “Get Real” design. The organization’s mission reads like our family mission statement!

    Ryan
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  72. My favorite is the Iceberg Straw.

    Gypsy L.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  73. Get real for kids! And I <3 the design on the straw. 🙂

    Rachelle
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  74. I’ve yet to buy one, but would love to try it.

    Carmen
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  75. I love your straws! 🙂

    Julia
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  76. Daedra,
    These are awesome!!!! What about a “save the pollinators” straw? 🙂

    Marissa Hilton McPherson
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  77. They are all lovely but the Get Real for Kids is my favorite!! Thanks for giving back 🙂

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  78. The loving on kids straw!!

    Rebecca W
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  79. The loving on kids straw! 🙂

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  80. ooh, I love the Iceberg Straw, too!!! 🙂

    karen
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  81. I LOVE the Iceberg straw.. and the get real for kids, but the iceberg definitely wins!

    Stephanie
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  82. What wonderful causes to support! If I HAVE to choose a favorite, it’s the Get Real for Kids straw. 🙂

    Liz
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  83. Loving on Kids. cute!

    Courtney
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  84. I like the “One Simple Question – The Iceberg Straw.” So pretty. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

    Kristie D.
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  85. This is so neat! And I am totally with you on being picky about which organizations to give to, so many deserving organizations get overlooked because the big corporate ones get all the attention. Thanks for showcasing some deserving organizations!

    Rebecca S
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  86. The Get Real For Kids – The Loving on Kids Straw is definitely my fave! Love the delicate heart. 🙂

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  87. Love the loving on kids straw! Great design and a great cause!

    kate
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  88. Raising 2 growing boys I relate the most to the Get Real For Kids Organization and love all the straws!

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  89. I use one of your glass straws every day with my lemon water. I think a glass straw would make a great gift for that person that has everything.

    Beverly McDaniel Upchurch
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  90. I like kicking out the toxics!

    Dee
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  91. I use fat plastic smoothie straws – would love to try one that I can reuse!

    Dawn
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  92. I like the Iceberg straw – what a great idea.

    Pak
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  93. I love your straws! I use them everyday and love your newest special edition!

    Dee Dee Wohler
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  94. I love the iceberg straw.

    tina ratzke
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  95. I love your straws! My boys break everything so I am concerned that your’s are made of glass.

    Lane Whitlow
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  96. Yay!!

    Deanna Todd
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  97. That’s awesome!! 🙂

    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  98. I love the story of Dan and Teresa and their epic journey, and so I am loving the beautiful Iceberg Straw. I guess I am drawn to it as I live on the Mid Coast of Maine, and am drawn to adventures of the Sea! Thanks for giving back to all the different organizations featured.

    Jan
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  99. A friend of mine has a set, and my girls are always excited when they get to use them! So much fun! Would LOVE to win one!!!

    Amy
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  100. The get real for kids is my fab – the children are the future and this organization sound like a great one for them to have a great future.

    Laura Lyons
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  101. I love the Get Real For Kids – The Loving on Kids Straw

    Sarah Manlupig
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  102. I only use your straws !

    Debbie labinski
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  103. Love the iceberg straw

    Melissa M
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  104. I would love to see a straw that had the puzzle piece for autism awareness

    Alice Bernard
    Jun 27, 2013 Reply
  105. I just have to say I love the non toxic straws. I love them all, each and every one. Not simply for their look & versatility but for the causes each represents. Even more so than that however is the simple fact that as a Lupus patient I have to be all to aware of the possible relay of germs within my environment & these glass straws can be washed & cleaned to the point of sanitized. There are so many untapped horizons for these straws to branch into & SUCCEED in improving the lives of our communities…I look forward to being apart of that growth as an avid customer…

    Michelle Hobbs
    Jun 28, 2013 Reply
  106. Love your glass straws. Thank you for making such beautiful products!!

    Jun 28, 2013 Reply
  107. Love your glass straws. Thank you for making such beautiful products!!

    Jun 28, 2013 Reply
  108. I love the Orangutan Land Trust – The Orangutan Straw and love helping animals!!!

    Jun 28, 2013 Reply
  109. My favorite is the Iceberg Straw 🙂

    Jen
    Jun 29, 2013 Reply
  110. I love that you have choices of many great organizations doing their part to help make the work a better place and bring awareness to those organizations … but if I’d have to pick one straw that I’m visually drawn to, it would be the Get Real for Kids – The Loving on Kids Straw. I would love to win this : )

    Jen
    Jun 29, 2013 Reply
  111. I hadn’t heard of you til just now. This sounds very interesting. How are they for cleaning or breakage (kids in the house)?

    Ann Keenan
    Jun 29, 2013 Reply
  112. Beth Clouser is our giveaway winner! Thanks to everyone who commented, provided suggestions, and showed support.

    Strawesome
    Jun 29, 2013 Reply
  113. Thanks for sharing your story of giving you have no idea of how much it means to some of us. Great way to set an example!! ❤❤

    Shalair Armstrong
    Jun 30, 2013 Reply
  114. P.S. I didn’t want you guys to think I was commenting just for the give away entry that why I waited.. Thanks Again❤❤

    Shalair Armstrong
    Jun 30, 2013 Reply
  115. Hi! I love the iceberg straw. It’s so very strawesome and an amazing project. I am passionate about sailing, the oceans and all things wet,wild and adventurous so think it’s definately the straw for me. Wonderful Work!

    Jun 30, 2013 Reply

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