Easy Ways To Donate: Shop With These Companies That Give Back

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With so many charitable organizations and causes to donate to, it’s easier than ever to give back. 

 
 
 
 
 
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All it takes is a click, as many retail sites donate a portion of their sales to various causes — these companies give back. 

We’ve compiled a list of some great (and easy!) ways to incorporate giving back, without spending extra money, in your day-to-day life. 

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Open Tabs

Open Tabs is a browser extension that changes your new tab into something that can actually make a difference.

 
 
 
 
 
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The non-profit changed the everyday action of opening a new tab into a force of sustainable development — OpenTabs has a small ad in the corner that generates money every time someone opens a new tab.

They partner with Rainforest Trust to protect the rainforests and save 1 tree for every 5 tabs users open.


AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for people to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop, at no cost to them. 

 
 
 
 
 
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AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. 

When you shop AmazonSmile, it will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice — there are over one million organizations to support.


Donate A Photo

Donate a Photo is a free app, available on Android and iOS devices. Developed by Johnson & Johnson, it takes your photos and turns them into a way to do good.

 
 
 
 
 
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For every photo uploaded through Donate a Photo, Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to one of their non-profit partners, one of which is [email protected]

[email protected] is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization.


Altruisto 

Fight for people and animals for free with Altruisto!

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All you need to do is install their Chrome extension and when you buy something online, charities fighting for people and animals rights will get extra funds. 

The prices in the online stores are exactly the same whether you use Altruisto or not. Their partners cover 2-6% of the sum you spend in their store.


Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a free health and fitness app that donates to a variety of charities users can choose from. 

 
 
 
 
 
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The app logs all types of movement, from running and walking to dancing and biking. 

For every mile users move, you earn money for your designated charity from their corporate sponsorship pool. 


Pura Vida Bracelets 

Every purchase you make at Pura Vida Bracelets helps provide sustainable employment to artisan communities, give to charities, and help protect the planet.

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With their shop charity section, shoppers can choose their support from environmental and humanitarian causes, cancer awareness, and animal, mental health, and health awareness. 

To date, the brand has donated over $3.8 million to over 200 charity partners. 


Toms

The well-known shoe brand Toms invests ⅓ of its profits to grassroots efforts, like organizations creating change at the local level, and driving progress from the ground up.

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Toms invests in three key issue areas because they “believe that together, they help lay the groundwork for equity. These are promoting mental health, ending gun violence, and increasing access to opportunity.”

The brand co-creates its impact grants, asking its partners what they need to deliver on a specific goal, and determining where they can be helpful.


Amour Vert

“Buy A Tee, Plant A Tree” at Amour Vert

 
 
 
 
 
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With every purchase of a tee-shirt, this brand plants a tree in North America in partnership with American Forests®.

They’ve planted 354,000 trees since they began this initiative in 2010.


Barefoot Dreams 

Barefoot Dreams is a go-to brand for chic comfort, and giving back is “in their DNA,” as the founder, Annette Cook, lost her battle to cancer in 2012. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cook created a line of children’s products using soft flannels, satins, and knits as the foundation of the brand. Determined to continue her legacy, her husband, Stan, built Barefoot Dreams into the brand it is today.

The brand donates time, products, and resources to countless organizations and hospitals during times of need including The Wunder Project, Baby2Baby, Northwell Health, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Olive View at UCLA Medical Center, and LAC+USC Medical Center.

With each purchase from the Covered in Prayer Collection®, a portion of the proceeds are given to The WunderGlo Foundation, a progressive charity that directly benefits the doctors and researchers working to develop a cure for colon cancer.


Thinx

When you buy period undies from Thinx, you’re helping give life to their programming and initiatives. 

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The brand is fighting for better access to puberty education, amplifying grassroots activism, and donating their undies and time.

Their mission is to provide access to “safe menstrual hygiene and incontinence products so people can fully participate in school, work, social moments, and just plain life.” 

It’s why they work with organizations (including Girls Inc., Safe Horizon, and the Alliance of Border Collaboratives) to fight period poverty by expanding access to basic hygiene products and community services like reproductive healthcare.


Bombas

The Bombas brand has created “socks, underwear, and t-shirts you’ll want to live in.”

For every item you buy, they donate an item to someone affected by homelessness.

The brand has donated more than 50 million items to more than 3,500 community organizations to date. 


Giving Assistant 

Giving Assistant’s mission is to turn online shopping into charitable giving, joining forces with brands that share a commitment to giving back and making a difference in the world. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Through the Giving Assistant shopping platform, you can earn cash back (and pay it forward to nonprofits) when you shop with companies that give back. 

You also contribute to continuing all of the charitable initiatives they value.

Some of their partners include Free People, Macy’s, Chewy, Nike, FabFitFun, Tory Burch, American Eagle, and Anthropologie

For the full list of participating stores, click here


Third Love

When you shop at Third Love, a bra, underwear, sleep, and loungewear brand, you’re supporting the largest donor of undergarments in the US.

 
 
 
 
 
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Partnering with organizations like I Support the Girls, Soles4Souls, Good360, and St. Anthony’s, they’ve donated over $40 million of products to help women make powerful life changes. 

When returned products can’t be donated or resold, they work with Texaid to upcycle materials into new uses.


State Bags

For every State bag purchased, the brand gives back to American children and families in need…in the ways they need it most. 

Their giving initiatives include donating fully-packed backpacks at signature bag drop rallies, fueling #WhatDoWeTellTheKids activities, and special projects with partner charities and schools. 

Their mission is “to make beautiful, well-made, inclusively cool products while using the power of business to give back and shift narratives around social injustices.”


Skylar Clean Beauty

When you buy Skylar scents, you are “treating yourself and helping others.”

 
 
 
 
 
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The Skylar fragrances are “inspired by the natural landscapes and spirit of our Southern California roots. Where you can find the laid-back warm-weather vibe, coupled with the promise of endless possibility.”

The brand donates a portion of its proceeds to a different charity each month, including Step Up, the NAACP, Feeding America, Teach For America, Global Fund For Women, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health), and NBCDI (National Black Child Development Institute).


KitNipBox

KitNipBox is another company that gives back. Its boxes contain high-quality cat toys, all-natural treats, and other fun, healthy cat products, and they donate portions of their sales to kitty causes. 

 
 
 
 
 
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KitNipBox supports over 100 animal welfare organizations nationwide. 

Each month, they donate a portion of their proceeds and products to shelters, rescues, TNR efforts, and a variety of other feline welfare causes.


Olivela

You can shop your favorite designer fashion and beauty brands at Olivela and they donate twenty percent of the proceeds directly to one of their partner children’s charities.

 
 
 
 
 
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“It began with girls’ education and has since evolved to include causes at the forefront of helping those most at risk across the globe. Women’s empowerment. Climate action. Health services. And more.

“We’ve made giving back simple. When you shop, we donate. To empower your purchase, even more, select the charity of your choice from our list of partners. It’s a whole new level of luxury shopping.”


Companies That Give Back

It’s easier than ever to donate to charitable organizations with so much of our shopping done online. The simple act of using a browser extension, an app, or buying products from companies that pledge to give back to causes can make such a difference in so many lives.

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Did you know you can donate by just using a web browser or by shopping with companies that give back? Let us know in the comments! 


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