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20 retailers giving back during the holiday season

·3 min read
20 retailers giving back during the holiday season
20 retailers giving back during the holiday season

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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.

  • Avocado Mattress: Avocado is part of 1% For The Planet, which means the mattress brand donates 1% of its revenue to environmental nonprofits like Big Green and Plastic Oceans International.

  • 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.

  • Brooklinen: Bedding brand Brooklinen has partnered with Good360 and donates its returned products to shelters for women and survivors of domestic violence across the country.

  • Carhartt: All year round, workwear brand Carhartt donates to numerous nonprofits and organizations, including the Future Farmers of America, National Parks Foundation and local food drives.

  • Cariuma: The brand behind Instagram's favorite sustainable sneakers, Cariuma, will plant a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest for every pair of shoes sold.

  • Everlane: For every purchase from Everlane's 100% Human Collection—which includes sweatshirts, joggers and tees—the apparel brand will donate 10% of the proceeds to the ACLU.

  • Madewell: For every dollar you donate to No Kid Hungry through Madewell, the denim and apparel brand will match and triple your donation up to $100,000 now through December 31.

  • 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.

  • Our Place: Our Place makes the wildly popular Always Pan, along with other kitchenwares. For every purchase, the brand will donate 10 meals to Feeding America.

  • 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.

  • Tatcha: Japanese skincare brand Tatcha donates a portion of its revenue to Room to Read, which works to make quality education accessible to kids across the globe.

  • 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.

  • ThirdLove: Bra and underwear brand ThirdLove is the largest donor of undergarments, working with nonprofits like I Support the Girls, Soles4Souls and Good360.

  • Toms: Popular shoe brand Toms says it donates one third of its total profits to grassroots nonprofit organizations working to better their local communities.

  • Tory Burch: This holiday, Tory Burch will donate 100% of the proceeds from its Embrace Ambition Bracelet to the Tory Burch Foundation, which helps empower female entrepreneurs and business owners.

  • 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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