On Sunday, June 19, men across the world will be recognized for their dedication to their families for Father’s Day. This often means a homemade card for grandpa, a quick phone call to Uncle Joe, and a new tie for dad.

This year, why not think outside the box when it comes to Father’s Day gift giving? Honor the special guy in your life with a gift that will not only please him but also give back to others at the same time.

Here are a few ideas:

Buy double (or even triple!). When you’re purchasing dad’s gift, buy one for him and a couple of extra. Find a neighbor, friend or coworker who doesn’t have anyone to share Father’s Day with and give them one of the extra gifts in honor of your dad.

Donate to your local homeless shelter. The Open Door Mission, Red Basket’s neighbor here in Omaha, is asking supporters to purchase water bottles and fill them with candy. They hope to share these water bottles with 300 homeless men as a treat on Father’s Day. Check to see what the needs are at your local homeless shelter and pitch in!

Make dad smile. Shop at Smile.Amazon.com and Amazon will donate to your favorite charity. They’ve made it super easy for you by picking out some of the best gifts for dad while helping you support the causes you care about. Click here to start shopping and support Red Basket!

Help a dad, honor your dad. There are many men featured on Red Basket right now who are facing difficult health issues and uncertain futures. Click here to find a fundraising campaign that speaks to you – maybe it’s Paul who’s raising money to purchase a prosthetic leg or Chris who suffers from seizures and needs help paying medical bills. When checking out, you can choose to make your donation in honor of that special guy in your life.

Lauren Fischer
Communications Specialist
Lauren is the Communications Specialist for RedBasket.org. She writes content for the blog, social media and other materials, as well as secures media coverage for RedBasket.org projects!