Shop And Give Back!

Well hello there!

There's been a new dynamic to shopping within the last little while. Most times when you (or at least I do) go shopping you feel almost guilty afterward because you really didn't need all of that stuff, did you? Retail therapy is great and all, but sometimes it makes you feel worse once you put it all away and check your bank account. But that's changing. Giving back has become a really big campaign for many companies that allows their buyers to feel good about their purchase. There are companies that donate a certain percent (or all of it) of what you buy to charities. There are companies that donate a meal or medical supplies to those who need it. There are companies that will donate the same item you buy to those in need. These are what I call guilt free purchases.

"With every bag you purchase, TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. One for One®."

"Proceeds from each pair of Rialto Jean Project denim benefits Children's Hospital Los Angeles and New York Presbyterian Child Life Services. RJP supports their longstanding work incorporating art therapy to aid the healing process and benefit the lives of patients being treated at the hospital."

"FEED's mission is to create good products that help FEED the world. We do this through the sale of FEED bags, accessories, and apparel by building a set donation into the cost of each product. Thus the impact of each product, signified by a stenciled number, is understandable, tangible, and meaningful. IMPACT: Provides 10 school meals"

"Buy a blue lokai before World Water Day (March 22nd) and we’ll donate $3 to our partner, charity: water. 100% of this donation will go toward supporting charity: water’s mission of bringing access to clean water to millions of people in developing countries."

All proceeds of this shirt go directly to MedGift, a website created by Diem Brown to help patients in need of money. Diem passed away in 2014 but left this legacy behind which her friend and castmate Johnny Bananas is helping out with the sales of these shirts.

"Portion of proceeds still go to St Jude Children's Research Hospital."

As someone who frequently donates to charities and to those in need, I'm not always interested in what I get out of my donations. That doesn't make me a better person than someone who wants something out of their donations, because regardless both of us are donating. At the end of the day, whether or not you get a new pair of jeans or a new handbag, or just a simple thank you note, helping is still helping. Sometimes we can't always donate to these causes because there's not really a specific charity to do so, which is why these companies really help us to do so. Here's to those brands!

What giving back brand do you like to support?
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  1. I love Toms because of that, it is so good! Makes it easier to buy shoes when you know it is for a great cause :)


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