Philanthropy and e-commerce may seem like opposing platforms, but sometimes they intersect, and it’s a beautiful thing. Helping others AND scoring some new swag in one fell swoop? Sign us up! 🙋 While there are many online shops that donate part of their proceeds to charity, here are a few of our favorite philanthropic items and online stores.
Buy one, give one Lenox Sneaker from Toms, $79.95. Aside from being incredibly stylish, Toms matches every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. Say no more, we’ll take seven pairs.
Behold the XO Lariat Necklace from ADORNIA, $44. 10% of Adornia profits are donated to a different charity every month that specifically focuses on female empowerment. Girl power has never looked so chic.
Splurge on this Tatu Tray from Society B, $40. Society B has a plethora of stylish items for men, women, kids, and for your home. Proceeds for this tray help provide scholarships, microloans, and job training for women in Kenya. They also donate 10% of your purchase to the charity of your choosing at checkout.
Provide access to clean water with your bottle purchase from Yuhme, $33.24. Each purchase of a sleek water bottle can provide clean water for one person in the Central African Republic for six months. The water bottles are made from sugarcane and 100% recyclable. BPA and toxin free.
Carry your essentials in the Free to Dream pouch from The Tote Project, $20.75. 10% of gross profits from your purchase goes to Two Wings, a non-profit focused on helping survivors of sex trafficking and at-risk youths follow their dreams. The organization also provides mentorship so survivors can flourish.
(RED) products come in all shapes and sizes, and the proceeds help users fight to end AIDS. From Belvedere Vodka to Beats by Dre, a lot of retailers have a (RED) product in their shops. Peep the full selection of (RED) products here.
If you want to turn your regular shopping expeditions into charitable ones, be sure to shop on AmazonSmile. If you use smile.amazon.com (not on mobile) instead of amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of your purchase price to the charity of your choice.
We hope you consider purchasing from one of the shops above or any online stores that give back to charitable causes. Happy shopping! And don’t forget to download the Slice App for your Apple or Android device. Slice can give you a full view of your online orders–so you’ll know if your packages have arrived.