The original line of Karito Kids, now joined by their little buddies, Travel Charmers (see below).

We are incredibly lucky to have so many clients who do amazing things for the world.

Some raise money for women’s cancers. Others provide education, housing and support for developmentally disabled kids and adults. Still others support young athletes, build homes for working families, or create state of the art programs for seniors with dementia.

It’s a hell of a group, and we’re thrilled to be on their teams.

One of our favorites is the amazing Karito Kids.

A couple of years ago, two visionary women formed a company whose mission was to support services for children in some of the poorest parts of the world, while teaching kids about the value of being involved and giving back. (The name Karito [`ka-ree`-toe], meaning charity and love of one’s neighbor, comes from the constructed international language Esperanto.)

To do that, they created a line of multi-cultural dolls and books, and set things up so that a portion of every purchase supports children’s humanitarian projects worldwide.

The creativity of their product line combined with the company’s core commitments to charity and global awareness have attracted industry and media attention, resulting in dozens of prestigious awards, including the #1 Toy of the Year.

Now they’re doing even more.

Look! It's the new Travel Charmers line of soft, cuddly Karito Kids.

Look! It's the new Travel Charmers line of soft, cuddly Karito Kids.

They just announced a plan to donate an additional $2 of every Karito Kids® purchase to victims of the recent natural disasters in Southeast Asia.

Through an initiative called “Project Reach Out,” they’ll send extra funds to help families affected by the recent earthquakes and typhoons in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. This additional “Project Reach Out” donation will be in effect through October 31.

Laura and Lisa — and their whole team — are simply amazing. As are their products. Do yourself and the world a favor and shop now for the holidays. It’s not too early to get into the real spirit of giving.