Ever wonder where your money goes after you make a purchase? This holiday season, you can feel good about the gifts you buy when you support these companies with a mission to help the planet, children in need, people transitioning out of homelessness, cancer survivors, and more. Through monetary donations from portions of every sale, job creation, sustainable products and business models, and direct product donations, these companies extend the reach of your dollar and pay it forward.
Founded by a lifelong surfer and yoga practitioner, Suga creates yoga mats that are entirely made from recycled wetsuits. The yoga mats themselves are also 100% recyclable at the end of their use. Suga is a proud partner with 1% for the Planet, meaning they donate at least 1% of their annual sales revenue back to environmental nonprofits.
Hand in Hand
With any product purchased, Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and a month of clean water to a child in need. Since 2011, Hand in Hand has donated over 3 million bars of soap to communities in Haiti and Cambodia through their nonprofit partners My Neighbor’s Children and Eco-Soap Bank.
Cactus Blossom Bar Soap, $6 (prices may vary due to their 20 Days of Giving promo running 12/1-12/20/19).
The Giving Keys
Founded in 2008, The Giving Keys is a social impact company working to end homelessness through employment. All of their products are assembled, packaged, and shipped in Downtown LA by people transitioning out of homelessness. Since their inception, they have provided over 130 jobs to people making the transition.
Made As Intended
Made As Intended is a conscious company that prioritizes people over profits, and creates products and programs with the goal to be the change that they want to see in the world. 50% of the proceeds from their Gemstone Keychain line goes to the Dawn Center, an animal rescue and sanctuary, while 10% of the proceeds from their Blue Jasper Blessing Bracelet goes to the Sierra Club.
Free + True
With every sale of the Raw + Wild Illuminating Honey Mask, Free + True donates $1 to the Pollinator Partnership, and organization working to protect pollinators and their habitats. Nourish your skin while safeguarding bees this holiday season!
Every Ocean Bag by Parley is made from five plastic water bottles intercepted out of the ocean, and a portion of every purchase helps fund their Cleanup Network which spans over 28 countries. In total, your purchase will remove ten pounds of marine plastic debris plus the 5 plastic bottles that were used to make the bag.
Ocean Bag, $25
Bloom & Give
Bloom & Give believes that when you educate young girls, you change the world. 10% of every purchase from Bloom & Give goes directly to girls education programs in developing countries, assisting in fighting gender inequity, re-integrating dropouts (many of which had to leave school due to a childhood marriage or forced household labor), and infrastructure for schools. Bloom & Give is currently making donations to Vidya & Child.
Maya Dot Scarf, $60
Love Goodly Subscription Box
Love Goodly is a company for women by women, dedicated to providing non-toxic, cruelty free, eco-friendly health, wellness, and beauty products to their subscribers. 10%-15% of the profits from every bi-monthly subscription box goes toward a charity or nonprofit. Proceeds from the December/January box are donated to the Farm Sanctuary.
The Essential Box, $34.95
My Alchemy Skin Care
This mother-daughter duo created a beauty, lifestyle, and wellness brand with the mission of empowering everybody to use non-toxic healthy aging products. When Rebecca, the mother, was undergoing cancer treatments, she realized how detrimental to her health many of the chemicals in the beauty products that she used were, so the team set out to create healthy alternatives. My Alchemy Skin Care donates products directly to local charities and nonprofits to support cancer patients and caregivers, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and volunteers at animal adoption and rescue programs.
Travel Mini Kit, $65