It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And a wonderful time to make an impact while shopping for holiday gifts. Here is why you should consider these five companies this #GivingTuesday;
- ME to WE– I may be a bit bias since I work for them, but this is one of the reasons why I wanted to work here in the first place. Me to We is the social enterprise side of WE Charity. They offer jewelry, school supplies, clothing, and more! Each product they sell gives back to one of the five pillars (food, education, health, water, and opportunity) in one of the nine WE villages abroad. My favorite part? Track your impact by using the code provided on the back of the packaging to find out where exactly your money is going. In addition, a generous donor is matching 5X the amount of your donation.
- Sevenly– Each week Sevenly chooses a new campaign to donate money to. For each item of apparel sold, $7 will be donated to the associated campaign. Just a few of their long-standing campaigns are autism, military support, and women empowerment. I own several of their shirts and they are comfortable and affordable.
- Nine Five Ltd.– This New England based company captured my heart at a farmer’s market in Boston. They are an apparel store that specializes in hats. Their goal is to help “put a lid” on a number of causes. With every purchase, you choose where 20% of your purchase will benefit. Choose from one of their partner organizations in the categories of animals, bullying, children, depression, environment, health, human rights, hunger, poverty, and women. Their stylish pieces will remind you to “live this day.”
- Love Your Melon– Keep your head and heart warm this winter by knowing that with every hat purchased, a child battling cancer is also receiving one. Recently, LYM has also added scarves, headbands, and home goods to the items they offer. Coming in a plethora of colors and sizes for adults and children, this makes the perfect gift for the whole family.
- Hiptipico– When I visited Guatemala in January, a little piece of my heart was left there. When I returned home, I came across this “ethical fashion brand,” which sells the brightly colored pieces seen all over Guatemalan markets. Their items are 100% handmade in Guatemala, and the money is given to the women making these beautiful creations. This is all part of Hiptipico’s goal of supporting the creativity, ingenuity and passion of local Guatemalan artisans while preserving culture and traditions.”
No matter where you choose to donate this #givingtuesday, I thank you for choosing to make an impact!