Buy what you love and know that your dollars are going to fight homelessness and more.
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Smart shopping isn’t just about finding a great deal, it’s also about finding great companies that have a soul. Yes, they create stuff you love and can’t live without, but they're also companies that think more than just about profit and loss statements. These five companies work with charities in your nabe, and around the world to help their global neighbor.
Roma Boots makes fashionable, happy-colored rain boots for women ($89) and children ($49). The Dallas based company believes in the “Buy one, Give one”philosophy. For every rain boot sold, a new pair filled with school supplies is given to a child in need. 10% of the proceeds also go to the Roma Boots Foundation. In the past, they’ve done boot drops in Columbia and Romania.
Compassion Brands created the Fashion 4 Compassion, a 501c3 nonprofit that has partnered with established and new anti-bullying organizations. They aid in financial assistance and promotions for those groups. Compassion brands six brands that give back to charities and causes. Active Kindness, Anti Bully, Generation Kind, Skate Against Hate, Compassion Brands work with anti-bullying initiatives. There’s everything from iPhone cases, to tees, to jewelry and more. Pawsitive Action’s pet beds, pillows and more help raise money that is given to agencies that save animals from abuse. Prices start at $6 for a bracelet and go up to $35 for a tee.
Citizen Ciao is the brainchild of Roby Turner. The Michigan native became a model who traveled the world and settled in California. His line of edgy, urban surf wear for men and women is made from high quality cotton. Prices start at $25 for a cap and go up to $60 for a hoodie. Turner is passionate about helping to end homelessness and has chosen to work with Project Hope Alliance. The program works with at risk and homeless families. A portion of Citizen Ciao’s profits are donated to this organization.
Need a tee with a witty saying? Then look no further than Le Motto. The tees and bags for men, women and children have sayings that include “Keep Up, Don’t Give Up,” and “More Class, Less Sass.” Prices start at $29 for a boys or girls tee, $39 for a tote, to $99 for a vegan leather tote.10% of their proceeds are allocated to anti-bullying causes.
Bixbee celebrates back to school with backpacks that have wings, shark teeth and leopard spots. You don’t have to be a kid to use them; they also have a few sophisticated looking backpacks that are great for travel or schlepping around your laptop etc., etc., Prices start at $31.99 and go up to $49.99. For every backpack that’s bought, they donate a bag and school supplies to a child in need. They’ve donated to Family Giving Tree and partnered with Rotary International and donated backpacks (and supplies) to students in Mae Hong Son in Thailand.