Maybe you already know that these companies give back to the community. Or, maybe, like me, you buy these products because you like them, never even knowing of their generous nature. These companies donate either products or money to charity with every purchase.
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This post originally appeared in 2017 and has been updated with new product information.
Kudos to these companies who give back every single day:
1. Love Your Melon
I have multiple hats from Love Your Melon (and they’re all my favorites). They’re warm, stylish and who can resist a good pom-pom? This Minnesota based company sells mainly online. Their hats are available in a few select Minneapolis boutiques (where I found mine) and now on Amazon.
They also sell hats for kids.
Love Your Melon’s Mission Statement
I had no idea when I purchased my first hat of the inspiring mission statement behind the company.
Love Your Melon donates fifty-percent of all sales to organizations dedicated to fighting and treating pediatric cancer. Even more impressive, if you know of a child battling cancer, you may request a free hat from the company. They’ve given an impressive $6 million dollars to pediatric cancer charities and almost 200,000 beanies to affected children.
The next time you think it’s just a cute hat, think again.
2. Bombas Socks
Search online and you’ll see people asking, “are Bombas socks worth it?” The answer is always yes. They are the best workout socks!
They don’t slip, they last a long time, and the company stands behind their product with a 100 percent happiness guarantee.
Even better, they have a growth guarantee. What does that mean? If your toddler or child outgrows their Bombas socks within a year, they will replace them for the next size for free!
Bombas’ Mission Statement
This online sock company gained recognition on Shark Tank. For every pair of socks sold, the company donates a pair of socks to a person in need. Did you know that socks are the number one item requested at homeless shelters? Bombas does and they have donated millions of pairs to date. In fact, the socks they donate are specially designed for the homeless population: an antibacterial treatment to reduce the need for washing complete with reinforced seams.
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They also sell a small selection of Bombas socks on Amazon.
3. Out of Print
Perfect for the book lover in your life, Out of Print sells literary-themed products, from books to socks, totes, mugs, even matchbook sets. Their products feature bestselling, classic and banned books.
Out of Print’s Mission Statement
Out of Print funds literacy programs and donates books to low-income communities. For every product it sells, they give away one book. You can shop for Out of Print at its brick and mortar store in New York City, on its website, or on Amazon.com.
4. Warby Parker
My husband bought his first pair of glasses at Warby Parker. Located near his office in Manhattan, Warby Parker sells stylish and cool glasses at a fraction of the price of other stores. But what really sets this company apart from the competition is that for every pair of glasses they sell, they donate a pair to someone in need.
Check out their sunglasses too!
You can shop for Warby Parkers at one of their shops or online.
5. The Shop Forward
I first discovered The Shop Forward when buying a friend a gift. I bought her a custom tote bag which listed four of her favorite things. I decided upon yoga, dark chocolate, wine, and green beauty.
They also sell T-shirts and tanks.
The Shop Forward’s Mission Statement
Their tag line is “Shop Forward + Pay It Forward” and a part of their proceeds for each product goes towards charity.
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6. Dave’s Killer Bread
What first attracted me to Dave’s Killer Bread? I’m always looking to add protein to my family’s diet. Dave’s Killer Bread is made from organic, non-GMO ingredients, with whole grains and no corn syrup.
I never buy white bread but I do buy Dave’s White Bread Done Right, made with whole grains (not bleached flour) and super grains. My kids don’t know the difference.
Also, their bagels have 11 grams of protein!
Dave’s Killer Bread’s Mission Statement
It wasn’t until months of buying this bread, that I stopped to read the packaging and learned the meaning behind the company’s name. Dave, a former felon himself, founded a program that gives formerly incarcerated Americans a second chance at employment, changing their fates forever. You can even learn more about some of Dave’s employees.
Besides running various community-based volunteer programs, Dave’s Killer Bread donates more than 300,000 loaves of bread per year to food shelters and other organizations.
You can find some varieties of this bread at Costco or your local supermarket. You can also purchase them online through Amazon Fresh.
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7. Thrive Causemetics
The first time I used Thrive Causementics, I was hooked!
My favorite products include their liquid lash extension mascara, their semi-permanent eyebrow gel, lipgloss, and CC cream.
Thrive Causemetics’ Mission Statement
I knew of Thrive’s philosophy of buy one, give one. But upon reviewing their website, they now give so much more. They focus on women fighting cancer, surviving domestic abuse, and the homeless. They plan to give away $30 million worth of product this year.
8. TOP: The Organic Project
Once you realize that there are more environmentally and organic alternatives to your typical tampon and sanitary pad, it’s a no-brainer to switch. TOP: The Organic Project uses a subscription-based model (and which totally makes sense when your period occurs monthly!) and also sells a starter pack for young girls.
You can also buy it a la carte on Amazon.
TOP: The Organic Project’s Mission Statement
Besides making safer sanitary products for women, TOP: The Organic Project also donates products to women in need with each purchase.
9. Pura Vida
I first learned of this company when a bracelet appeared in a swag bag from a convention I attended. I immediately looked them up. Pura Vida sells handmade woven jewelry to help support struggling artisans.
Pura Vida’s Mission Statement
Pura Vida sells bracelets, rings, and necklaces handmade by artisans in Costa Rica, India, and El Salvador. They also created the Charity Collection which gives back to almost 200 various organizations.
10. Toms Shoes
Every spring and fall, I buy a pair of Toms, and usually a pair for my kids too.
Toms’ Mission Statement
By now, we probably all know about the mission behind Toms Shoes. Buy a pair of shoes, give a pair of shoes to someone in need. But did you know that through its sales, Toms also gives the gift of sight (glasses, medical treatment, and surgery), the gift of safe water, the gift of a safe birth, and supports bullying prevention?