Make Your Dollar Go Further With These Companies That Give Back
Purchasing an item from one of these companies will ensure your money is going towards a bigger impact. Fortunately, a number of businesses today have a charity or giving back aspect. While there are hundreds of brands striving to make a social impact in one way or another, these are just a few to keep an eye out for.
FEED is an impact driven lifestyle brand that provides meals to school children around the world. Each item on feedprojects.com states how many meals will be given to vulnerable communities from that specific purchase. Providing meals to children allows them to attend school while receiving proper nutrition. FEED has given over 100 million meals and strives to continue their success. Along with tote bags, shop jewelry, accessories, and home goods online or visit their retail location in Brooklyn, New York.
Everlane believes in exceptional quality, ethical factories, and radical transparency. Their new shoe brand, Tread, is on a mission to make the world’s lowest-impact driven sneakers. Everlane has also partnered with ACLU. For every 100% Human Collection item sold, Everlane donates $5 to the American Civil Liberties Union.
More than 30,000 people have found temporary housing thanks to the Airbnb program, Open Homes. Open Homes allows Airbnb hosts to choose to open their space for free to those in need of temporary housing. Whether it’s for medical stays, refugee housing, or disaster relief, Airbnb partners with nonprofits to give back to the community in a big way.
TOMS has given more than 60 million pairs of shoes to children around the globe. Started in 2006, TOMS One for One model has expanded to beyond shoes and now includes the gift of sight through purchases of TOMS Eyewear, clean water through purchases of coffee from TOMS Roasting Co., and safer birth through bag purchases from TOMS Bag Collection. TOMS is on a mission to raise awareness of these issues and truly has created a movement.
Warby Parker’s program, Buy a Pair, Give a Pair, has given over five million pairs of glasses to people in over 50 countries. For every pair of Warby Parker glasses purchased, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need. Over 2.5 billion people need glasses but currently don’t have access to them, impacting their ability to work and learn.
FIGS is here to create loveable scrubs. FIGS is a comfortable and functional alternative to medical apparel. Through their Threads for Threads program, FIGS donates scrubs to healthcare providers and medical professionals in poor areas around the globe.
The Body Shop aims to be the ‘world’s most ethical and sustainable global business’. The brand is 100% vegetarian and has fought for a cruelty-free beauty industry since 1989. The Body Shop has a commitment to Enrich Not Exploit, and aims to enrich the people, products, and planet, while reducing their environmental footprint. They’ve partnered with Tungteiya Women’s Association in Northern Ghana for shea butter, empowering Ghanaian women and paying a premium in order to help fund community projects.
At Philosophy, the hope & grace initiative donates a percentage of skin care and fragrance sales to support mental health efforts. Since 2014, the company has donated over four billion dollars towards mental health issues. Every Philosophy item purchased supports this cause.