Is shopping your guilty pleasure? Double the pleasure and ditch the guilt with products that support charity. When you buy these products that give back, a percentage of the sales proceeds goes to charity. Forget waiting to make that year-end charitable contribution to help your favorite nonprofit. These products let you contribute year-round. Bring safe drinking water to those in need, save the planet, rescue animals, restore civil rights and birth records for adoptees, lend your money to women entrepreneurs, stop sexual slavery in Cambodia, rebuild Haiti, and more. Feel good by doing good.
Help Worthy Nonprofits When You Buy These Products:
Scented Candles to Save Rescue Animals
The Sniff Pet Candles use aromatherapy to promote your dog’s health. A portion of the sale proceeds from this collection of 5 organic beeswax candles goes to animal rescue organizations and city shelters throughout the United States.
Buy Sniff Pet Candles, $32 (each), at sniffpetcandles.com
Help Haiti with Handmade Bracelets
Help to rebuild Haiti when you buy a Choose Haiti Bracelet, made from 100% recycled materials and covered in papier-mâché. The production of these bracelets provides jobs for Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake and now living in tent camps. Each bracelet is a unique statement piece.
Buy Choose Haiti Bracelet, $10, at choosehaiti.com
Laptop Sleeve Helps Fight Sexual Slavery in Cambodia
Designed in New York, made in Cambodia, this quilted laptop sleeve of recycled rice-bag material protects not only your computer, but also Cambodian women who have survived or are at-risk of sex trafficking. All profits go to the Nomi Network, a new nonprofit working to eradicate sexual slavery in Cambodia.
Buy Quilted Laptop Sleeve, $35, at buyherbagnotherbody.com
Canvas Tote to Open Adoption Records and Restore Civil Rights
At this year’s summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Adoptee Rights Coalition will educate legislators about adoptee discrimination and sealed birth certificates. All sales proceeds from this 100% cotton tote bag support ARC in this work. Under current state laws, over 90% of American adoptees are denied access to their original birth certificates. Help adoptees, and ditch the plastic bags at the same time!
Buy Adoptee Rights Coalition Canvas Tote, $18.99, at printfection.com
Bob Marley & the Get Up, Stand Up Speaker Dock
Made from recycled wood and other eco-friendly materials, this sleek speaker dock is compatible with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and doubles as a charging station. A portion of the purchase price goes to 1Love.org, created with Bob Marley’s family to support charities that empower youth, protect the planet, and promote world peace. The speaker dock will be available in stores this spring, but you can also pre-order online. Help save the planet while listening to your favorite music playlists.
Pre-order Get Up, Stand Up Speaker Dock, $299.99, at thehouseofmarley.com
Water Doodle for Safe Drinking Water
Buy GelaSkins, laminated vinyl decals that protect your favorite portable tech gadgets from wear and tear, and 100% of the profits support charity: water, a nonprofit bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Made for over 100 devices, including iPods, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and e-readers, the charity: water decals—Water Doodle is a particular favorite—don’t leave marks when you remove them.
Buy Water Doodle by charity: water GelaSkins, $14.95–$29.95, at gelaskins.com
Skin Care Exfoliate Funds Female Entrepreneurs
Get smoother, brighter skin with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, a rice-based enzyme powder that exfoliates and brightens skin. What could be better than that? The $1 from your purchase that goes to your entrepreneur of choice, who pools the donations as a loan to build her business. Once the loan is repaid to joinFITE.org, the funds go to other women entrepreneurs.
Buy Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $50, at dermalogica.com
Home Accessories Support Developmentally Disabled Artists
San Francisco’s Creativity Explored, a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell their work, has created a collection of home décor products for CB2. Our favorites include the La Bicicleta Pillow and the Watermarks Rug. A percentage of the sales proceeds goes to Creativity Explored.
Buy Creativity Explored for CB2 products, $1.95–$349, at cb2.com
Seven Year Pen to Save the Planet
A pen that lasts 7 years, is available in a variety of fun designs, and supports environmental causes to save the planet with a portion of sale proceeds? Meet Seltzer’s Seven Year Pen, a tiny powerhouse helping do battle against the 100 million pens discarded every day.
Buy Seltzer Seven Year Pen, $7.50, at seltzergoods.com
Workout Gear Brings Yoga to At-Risk Youth
Work out in style with the Grace tank, which includes a built-in bra with removable cups and is available in a variety of colors, such as white, black/white, blue/lime, and black/pink. The company donates 10% of sales proceeds to Headstand, a nonprofit bringing yoga to at-risk youth.
Buy Grace Tank, $62, at zobha.com
Shop Your Way to Charity: Ecommerce Sites That Help You Give Back
At the beginning of each shopping foray at nonprofitshoppingmall.com, you choose a nonprofit organization to receive a portion of the money you spend at any of its retail partners, such as Target, Amazon, and Macy’s.
When you shop at giftsthatgive.com, which carries everything from home décor to great gifts, 20% of your purchase will be donated to the school or nonprofit of your choice.
No purchase necessary at goodsearch.com. Search for anything on this site, powered by Yahoo!, and 50% of the revenue generated from the sponsored-search advertisers goes to the charity, school, or nonprofit you choose.
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