Being thoughtful with how you spend your money is on many people’s minds, especially now. After all, you want your hard-earned dollars to go to places that care about the same things you do!
If you are looking to make an impact that goes beyond your initial purchases, check out the following companies that seek to give back to the community in some way. We’ve tracked down large businesses and smaller companies that give to charity, work on sustainability or seek to lift people out of poverty. Not only could you get a great deal at these stores, but you can also make a difference too!
Bombas has a one-for-one program; for every item purchased, the company provides one for a local homeless shelter.
Toms has a current Global Giving fund that has already generated 2 million dollars in COVID-19 relief efforts. Not only that, but Toms’ was founded with the One for One® philosophy, giving a pair of shoes away for every pair sold. For every $3 Toms makes, the company gives $1 away.
Out of Print offers fun bookish clothing and accessories, and it gives back to literacy programs around the world!
Known Supply employs people in impoverished communities, offers fair wages, and you can get to know the actual maker of your specific item!
Life is Good donates 10% of proceeds to the Life is Good Playmakers, who help vulnerable kids overcome trauma, heal, and thrive.
Patagonia has already donated over $89 million dollars to grassroots environmental groups!
Warby Parker has a buy a pair and give a pair program, although the company is currently putting a hold on that endeavor and focusing on delivering PPE for healthcare workers.
Shady Rays are affordable and high-quality sunglasses that come with a Lifetime Guarantee! The company has also donated over 10 million meals to Feeding America.
Noonday Collection employs people around the world to make beautiful accessories, and they hire women in the US to be Noonday Ambassadors. Noonday helps lift people out of poverty, and also has a heart for helping with adoption.
Better Life Bags is based in Detroit, MI, and employs people in the surrounding community. You can either order ready-made, or design your own. This company also allows you to know exactly who made your item!
Bob’s has a charitable organization that donates to Camp Rising Sun, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Family and Children’s Aid, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
For every blanket sold, one blanket is sent to a homeless shelter!
To date, Leesa has donated 36,000 mattresses to people in need! Mattresses are made in the USA.
West Elm not only helps local artisans through collaborations, but they work hard on fair trade, sustainability, and the company has donated over $50 million to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Firehouse Subs are not only delicious, but the company has donated over $51 million dollars to provide equipment and training to first responders.
Chipotle not only uses local and sustainable food, but it collaborates with fundraisers to raise money for various projects. The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation also seeks to help the next generation of farmers.
For every bar you purchase, you send a packet of life-saving food to a vulnerable child.
Twenty percent of all profits help rescue pups!
One Hope Wine has donated over $5 million dollars to various causes in the US and around the world.
Smarty Pants has partnered with Vitamin Angels to help provide supplements to more than 70 million vulnerable mothers and children worldwide!
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