There are a lot of deal sites out there on the web that offer daily deals on everything from toys and kids’ activities to spa services and shopping discounts. Sites such as Groupon, CrowdCut, or EverSave are common in many markets across the country.
But, there is one deal site that has found a way to differentiate itself, by donating a portion of sales to local and national charities. Many of those charities include ones that benefit children with disabilities. You can find it at 365deals.mn and some of the organizations that are benefitting include Can Do Canines, the Autism Society of MN, Children’s Miracle Network, Hammer Residences, and many more.
Right now (today anyway), one of the deals on the sidebar at 365deals happens to be for a relatively new toy store in Eden Prairie called Smarty Pants Kids that carries many options for toys, games, and other therapeutic and learning items. Smarty Pants Kids includes a very wide selection of toys that are common during therapy for kids with special needs.
The items in the store are all chosen for not only their educational value, but also how engaging they are for kids. They have items designed for children with developmental delays, “green” items focussing on shopping with the environment in mind, and items specifically “made in America”. You can plan to spend your save on one of their game nights or craft days or just head in to check out the full selection.