by Leo Jakobson | December 16, 2014
If you're looking for last-minute holiday business gifts that give twice - to  both your recipients and to men and women in need - look no farther than Helping Hands Partners, a Chicago-based non-profit that sources socially responsible products from around the country and around the globe.

An example is this Soaking Salt Bag from from the Dreambean line by Bright Endeavors. The resealable pouch contains 25 ounces of Fair Trade Himalayan pink soaking salts. A green, made in the USA product, it is available in Vanilla Honey, Lemon Tea, and Lavender Milk for $7.

Bright Endeavors is the social enterprise and job training program of New Moms, Inc., which is committed to helping homeless and at-risk young mothers between the ages of 17 and 24 gain the necessary skills to become self- sufficient, successful adults. Helping Hands Partners works with 18 partners who make everything from home/office products and bags to jewelry and gourmet foods.

Founded by Michael Arkes, former President of Hinda Incentives, a leading incentive fulfillment company, Helping Hands Partners partners with social enterprises that provide job opportunities and valuable social programming for disadvantaged, hard-to-hire, and developmentally and physically challenged individuals, helping them market their goods to the corporate incentive, business gift, and promotional products channels. Helping Hands Partners understands the needs of corporate buyers, and offers PPAI/ASI coded price sheets.