Shop for a Good Cause and Support Great Charities. The next time you are shopping for gifts, or for a little something for yourself, check out these great organizations that support a variety of charitable causes.
“Since its beginning in May 2006, TOMS has given over 10,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina and 50,000 pairs in South Africa through the purchases of our caring customers. In 2008 TOMS plans to give 200,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world….. For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need.”
“Nest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries. The mission of Nest is to support women artists and artisans in the developing world by helping them create sustainable entrepreneurial businesses. To do this, Nest provides micro-credit loans to be used for the purchase of the supplies and materials necessary to begin and/or maintain art or craft-based businesses.”
Support female artisans from around the world by purchasing these gorgeous wearable, decorative and functional items for family, friends, or just for yourself.
“Robots with a heart. We are a team of friends, artists, and former pastors who are passionate about inspiring kids and adults to change the world – one kauze at a time. We believe in the power of people of all ages to make a positive impact. We communicate national and global needs with tangible next steps. We inspire ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference. We partner with quality non-profits to provide needed resources. And…and we love robots! Purchase a Kauzbot (or accompanying apparel) and 10% of the retail price is donated to the kauze close to that robot’s heart.”
Pillow Dreams Project
“Pillow Dreams Project is a fair trade business that imports pillowcases and other craft products from developing countries and sells them in the US. 50% of our profits are donated to specific nonprofit programs benefiting children in the continents where the pillowcases are made. All the pillowcases bear the International Federation of Alternative Trade (IFAT) stamp of approval.”
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
“Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.”
Carelle has created a special collection of limited edition sterling silver 3/4″ diameter initial pendants. Stock up on gifts for all of your friends because 40% of the proceeds from the sale of these pretty necklaces will benefit Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organization that empowers victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and their children.
Buy a pair of their incredibly cute vintage inspired glasses and they will donate a pair of glasses to a person in need.
The Working Proof
“The Working Proof seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist’s choice, to which we are donating 15% of the sale of each print…” This wonderful print, Dreaming About Shoes, is by Sol Linero and sales will benefit Doctors Without Borders.
Tory Burch Foundation
One hundred percent of the profits from a special selection of great Tory Burch items benefit The Tory Burch Foundation.
ta-tas® Brand Clothing
My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor and I know she is just one of millions. I bet everyone I know, knows someone who has been affected by the disease. Let’s all do what we can to help. Come on and get your Boob Lube® and your Save the ta-tas® t-shirt and you too can help support breast cancer research and awareness.
Alta Gracia is an historic breakthrough and a victory for the workers that have been producing university apparel for over a decade. You can find college t-shirts and sweatshirts produced by workers who are paid a living wage and have access to affordable healthcare.
More Companies Where You Can Shop for a Good Cause & Support Great Charities, Non Profit Organizations & People in Need
There are many more companies that are donating a percentage of their profits to charities or are helping provide jobs for people in need. I hope to keep adding to this list every day!
Avon Shop - sales benefit the Avon Foundation for women which supports many causes impacting women including breast cancer and domestic violence
Botkier Joy Satchel – benefitting Oxfam America, available at shopbop.com
Bulgari – beautiful silver jewelry collection benefitting Save the Children
Chikara – they donate 10% of sales of these beautiful tops to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure
ECHOage Birthday Parties – where children celebrate giving
Econscious Market - a percentage of each sale goes to a charity that you get to select
Emily Elizabeth Jewelry – many jewelry items, each benefitting a different charitable organization
Episencial – wonderful soaps and bubble bath for the whole family – they are also working to help make preschools green
Heart Rock Herb & Spice Co. – a percentage of sales help benefit the homeless in Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas
MAC Cosmetics – helping fight AIDS and supporting individuals living with the disease
MADE – “We’re about producing gorgeously unique, high quality designer accessories for style-savvy shoppers. But in doing this we’re able to radically improve the lives of impoverished communities in developing countries. All made products are designed by influential designers, then sourced and created within disadvantaged communities across East Africa. Following the principles of fair trade we train local artisans in new skills, providing fair wages and support at every level. Via this ‘trade not aid’ ethos we believe we can help break the cycle of poverty and empower the people who create our products.”
Noodle & Boo – Luxury skin care for babies, pregnant women and moms & a large portion of the profits benefit children’s charities
Presents for Purpose – specializes in stylish and meaningful apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts that give back
Tea Collection – they donate their time and children’s clothes to many great organizations
Toto Knits – adorable hand-knit organic sweaters made in Kenya – they are creating jobs for Kenyan women
WorldofGood.com - A global marketplace where every purchase makes a positive impact
Credits: Quoted text, logos & images are from respective organization’s website
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