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A percentage of sales from Francesca's dishes will benefit art programs in Seattle public schools; a share of the proceeds from the new, globally inspired Mondo line goes to Doctors Without Borders; and all of Rosanna Inc.'s new glassware comes from 100 percent recycled materials—namely, old Coke bottles. The company donates its time too, helping to organize benefits for local charities such as Childhaven daycare. "You don't have to be wealthy to give back," Rosanna says, noting that one of her salespeople took two months off to ride cross-country in Bike 4 Sudan. "You can do it in small ways. Philanthropy is not just the province of the very rich."

Fifteen percent of profits from the Mondo collection go to Doctors Without Borders ($50 for six plates or six mugs).
 
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