Welcome to Day 3 of my 12 Days of Allergy-Friendly Favorites! (If you missed Day 1, you can see my favorite baked goods here, and Day 2, my favorite baking and cooking items here.) Throughout the next 10 days I will continue to share some of my favorite products and companies with you. Some of these make wonderful gifts to someone with food allergies (or a parent,) and show that you really care about them and their food allergies. Please note I was not paid to write about any of these companies and all opinions are my own.
(While this is a guide to help you with gift ideas, please always do your own research and to use this article as an aid when choosing what foods, products, and companies are safe for you, your (food allergy) family, and friends with food allergies. The author makes no claims regarding the presence of food allergens and disclaims all liability in connection with the use of this article and site.)
For my daughters first birthday we had friends donate to one of the leading food allergy organizations in honor of my daughter and we loved how thoughtful and generous their act was. Donating in honor or in memory of an individual with food allergies is a meaningful way to make a lasting impact on the lives of others.
Both of the below organizations provide a vast array of educational materials and resources for families with food allergies. I have personally met with some of the members within these organizations and they are caring, helpful, and offer amazing support. When you first learn someone you know is affected by food allergies you feel like your world is turned upside down. Personally it took me some time to really grasp what my daughters diagnoses meant for my family. I try to think back to a day when I didn’t have to think about food allergies and it seems like it was a lifetime again, while in reality just over 2 years ago.
I encourage you to think about donating in honor or memory of someone affected by food allergies to the following organizations:
- Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) – In 2012, FARE was formed as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI). The organization is dedicated to food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness and the world’s largest private source of funding for food allergy research. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Follow this link to donate.
- Kids with Food Allergies – Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the nation’s oldest and leading asthma and allergy charity. KFA offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children safe and healthy. Families need not live in fear. With the right tools, all families can raise healthy, confident children who can learn to manage their own food allergies as they grow up. Follow this link to donate.
Have you ever made a donation in honor or memory of someone? Have you visited any of these organizations online? What did you find most helpful?
Don’t forget to come back each day to check out more of my allergy-friendly favorites (tomorrow I will be sharing my favorite Cookbooks!) And on Day 13 (December 13th,) join me for a big giveaway of some of the products I have featured here. One lucky winner will win a bundle of products worth over $750!
This site is not intended to provide medical advice. The suggestions here are not intended as dietary advice or as a substitute for consulting a dietician, physician, or other medical professional. It is the reader’s sole responsibility to determine which foods are appropriate and safe for his or her family to consume. Always consult your doctor. The author makes no claims regarding the presence of food allergens and disclaims all liability in connection with the use of this site.