You've seen gift guides online with great gift ideas for everyone on your list—well, we decided to put our own spin on the holiday gift guide this year by providing ideas for thoughtful gift giving that also make a difference!
Alexis Drake + Wyoming Hunger Initiative Collab Scarf
Purchase a stunning Cowboys Stompin' Hunger silk scarf for your favorite fashion-forward cowgirl or cowboy and stomp hunger with every purchase! Cheyenne-based luxury handbag designer Alexis Drake joined forces with us to create this stunning scarf (two sizes available) and a portion of the proceeds benefits Wyoming Hunger Initiative's efforts to combat food insecurity across Wyoming.
Cheyenne Frontier Days™ + Wyoming Hunger Initiative Collab Hoodie
Summer is perfect for sporting your Cowboys Stompin' Hunger t-shirt to raise awareness for the fight against food insecurity at the rodeo, but we all know winter in Wyoming requires cozy clothes—pick up a hoodie or two to keep warm and spread awareness all winter long!
Purchase your hoodie at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum gift store or online.
To Your Local Anti-Hunger Organization, With Love
A timeless gift that never goes out of style is a financial gift of support to your local anti-hunger organization or food pantry in honor of a loved one. Sam Tetrault, a writer for the blog Cake, recommends using the following language when making a donation as a gift:
‘I was inspired to donate to X Organization after hearing you talk so much about their work.’
If your inspiration for gifting to a particular charity or organization was because of the words of a loved one, share this. This is especially powerful if it’s a cause your loved one is passionate about.
‘I made a donation to X Organization in your honor. I know how much this cause means to you.’
When in doubt, keep your message simple. If there’s a cause they really love, let them know that you’re making a donation in their honor.
‘I made a donation in your name to X Organization to honor your loved one.’
It’s common to give a donation in honor of someone who is deceased, especially if that person passed of a specific cause. This donation might help bring the bereaved some peace during a difficult time, so an email or letter includes them in this special act of kindness.
Need ideas for organizations in your community? We can help with that! Visit Wyoming Hunger Initiative's County Resource page to find just the right fit in your county. Trust us—it's a thoughtful gift for your loved one, and a game-changer for the receiving organization.
Turn ANY Gift Into a Hunger-Fighting Gift with Amazon Smile!
If you're supplementing your local shopping with Amazon this Christmas like 67% of Americans did in 2021, consider this: by simply navigating to smile.amazon.com and setting your benefiting organization as Wyoming Governors Residence Foundation (the 501(c)(3) that oversees Wyoming Hunger Initiative), every single purchase you make fights food insecurity. Legos? Check. The latest video game console? Check. A watch? A camera? a squeaky dog toy? Check, check, check. It couldn't be easier to do a little extra good this season—and all year long.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and happy gift-giving!