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During the holidays, giving gifts makes you—and your loved ones—feel good. But giving gifts that also give back will make you all feel even better. Let your Christmas gift budget pull double duty by shopping brands and retailers that donate to worthy causes and do their part to support their local and global communities.
While you can always donate directly to the nonprofits or charitable causes of your choosing, you can also make a difference via your holiday shopping. Below are 20 retailers that are giving back this season, from Carhartt to Nordstrom. Whether they donate products to people in need or pledge money to nonprofits, these brands are spreading the real holiday spirit.
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20 popular retailers giving back in 2021
Amazon Smile: When you shop Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choosing.
Barefoot Dreams: When you purchase an item from Barefoot Dreams' Covered in Prayer collection, the brand will donate a portion of the proceeds to The WunderGlo Foundation, which supports doctors searching for the cure for colon cancer.
Bombas: For every pair of Bombas socks, pair of underwear, or T-shirt purchased, the brand will donate one to those in need at homeless shelters.
Nordstrom: During the holiday season, you can add a donation to your purchase at Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack—online and in store—to Operation Warm or Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The retailer is also donating 1% of all gift card sales to nonprofits that give families access to housing and food.
Outdoor Voices: Activewear brand Outdoor Voices has teamed up with the YMCA for a limited-edition collab. All of the profits from the collection will be donated to the YMCA.
State Bags: For every bag purchased, State Bags will donate either a fully packed backpack to schools in need or donate to one of its education-related partner charities.
Thinx: Thinx makes our experts' favorite period underwear. Every year, the brand donates to nonprofits like Chicago Period Project, Girls Inc. and PERIOD to promote menstrual equity and access to feminine hygiene products around the world.
Toms: Popular shoe brand Toms says it donates one third of its total profits to grassroots nonprofit organizations working to better their local communities.
Uncommon Goods: For every purchase made at Uncommon Goods, the brand will donate $1 to the nonprofit of your choice via its Better to Give program.
Warby Parker: For every pair of glasses purchased, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need.
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