Changing the world on Mother’s Day isn’t on the top of most people’s lists, but this year, you can make it happen at no extra cost to you! These websites are selling quality merchandise to benefit charities and organizations around the world. That’s what I call a dollar well spent!
Makou Mea is a lifestyle brand that allows customers to ‘make a difference, not just a purchase’. They sell quality beanies and baseball caps, and a portion of the proceeds are currently going to the Children’s Alopecia Project (CAP). Alopecia is a disease that causes your immune system to attack healthy hair follicles, making ALL of your hair fall out, even at an early age. This can lead to bullying and other challenges growing up.
Through your purchases, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need by staying true to their One for One philosophy.
FEED focuses on child hunger in developing countries. For every item sold, they tell you exactly how many meals they can provide to a child in need. Items range from accessories such as scarves, handbags and jewelry to t-shirts.
Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Love Your Melon has reserved more than 45,000 hats to donate to children battling cancer in the United States through its original buy one, give one program. This is equal to the number of children currently undergoing cancer treatment in the country. The hats are donated in person at hospitals nationally by Love Your Melon college ambassadors dressed as superheroes.
Global Goods Partners (GGP) is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice in the Global South. Founded in 2005, GGP creates economic opportunity for women in some of the world’s poorest communities by providing access to the US market for the fair trade, handmade products they produce. They work in partnership with more than 40 partners in 20 countries.
Even your mom wears socks! Bombas socks are athletic-leisure socks that are touted as “the most technologically advanced socks that no one will ever know you’re wearing”. For every pair of socks purchased, Bombas donates a pair to a charity or organization that works with homeless or at-risk populations.
If you’re looking for something specific the other companies don’t sell, you can always turn to Amazon Smile. Smile donates .5% of your purchase to the charitable organization of your choice. Pro tip: use this year round for every purchase to make a huge impact!
And nothing says you have to give mom a physical gift either! You can always donate money in her name to the charity of her choice or to a cause you know she’s passionate about and then tell her what you did!
This list is most definitely not inclusive. Let us know some of your favorite give back sites!
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