FAQ

Why source products from Helping Hand Partners?
HHP connects you with established social enterprises and fair trade organizations that manufacture unique, high-quality goods with the sole mission of helping people earn a living and feeding their families. From jewelry to bath products, housewares to gourmet food, these products are attractive and well-made.

Can you accommodate special requests?
Yes, servicing our customers is our number one priority. Our flexibility and size offer you the opportunity to handle special requests. Many items can be customized to meet your budget and specific needs and we’ve even developed new products to meet customers’ requirements. If you have an idea or question, don’t hesitate to ask. We’re happy to help!

What is a social enterprise?
Social enterprises are mission-driven organizations that engage in commerce and market their products for the sole purpose of funding their social programs. They change the lives of the people they employ and support. HHP is proud to help these organizations by introducing their products to you.

Why source socially responsible products?
Businesses promote themselves as being socially responsible because it’s a good thing. But, it’s also good for business. Consumers are not only purchasing products that are socially responsible, they are choosing do business with companies that are socially responsible, too. Studies show that corporate social responsibility enhances a company’s reputation, engages employees, increases sales, and builds brand loyalty. It gives you a competitive edge.

How can my organization use your products?
The opportunities are endless! They work as promotional products, customer appreciation gifts, and incentives in employee loyalty and rewards and recognition programs. They make great room gifts and welcome bags at conferences and meetings, gifts for weddings and special events, donor “thank you” gifts, and more!

Can these products be customized?
Yes! There are a number of ways we can customize your products, from branded hang tags to color choices to logo embroidery. Please refer to our coded price sheet for more information about customizing. Click here for the customized and branded products we offer. Contact us to create a product that’s just for you.

What is My Portfolio?
Your portfolio is a place where you can save items for later viewing, share with a client or request a quote. To learn more about all of the things you can do with a portfolio, click here.

How do I access the wholesale web site?
If you are a reseller and would like to request wholesale pricing, please click here to request access.

How can I learn more about the participants and the difference HHP makes in their lives?
Please visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/helpinghandrewards.

How can I become a partner?
Our partners help strengthen communities and change lives every day. As an HHP partner, you will receive our support promoting the good that you’re doing in the world. Click here to inquire about becoming an HHP partner.

 

Glossary

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
CSR refers to a corporate initiative to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on the environment and impact on social welfare.

Fair trade organizations
Fair trade organizations promote fair prices and reasonable conditions for producers of primary goods in developing regions.

Social enterprise
A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximising profits for external shareholders.

Sustainability
Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.