More and more, customers are getting curious about the products they buy. Whether it’s the clothes we’re putting on, the food we’re eating, beauty products we use and more – we want to know where products come from and what higher purpose they serve.
With so many brands out in the world though, how can you know who is giving back? For those who are crunched for time but want to learn about philanthropic companies, we’ve compiled a few awesome companies who are giving back to their communities and the world. Plus, how you can support them!
Companies who donate
There are so many charitable organizations giving back to their communities and the world! Inspiring, uplifting, and empowered … that’s how we would describe the companies listed below, who are taking steps to make monumental change around the globe.
Bombas sells comfortable shirts, socks, and underwear perfect for casual days. Every time you purchase an item, Bombas donates an item to someone affected by homelessness. To date, they’ve donated more than 50 million items to more than 3,500 community organizations–that’s a big impact!
Comfort and durability are important to the Bombas team, so get ready to be cozy! They even have fun collections like Disney and Sesame Street, plus “Pride” products in support of those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
At Proper Good, we’re passionate about giving back! We donate one meal per social feed post and subscription order. Here’s how it works–when you purchase Proper Good and post your meal on instagram with @eatpropergood and #eatpropergood, we donate a meal to those in need on your behalf! Plus, we also donate a meal for every subscription order too! Proper Good works with Wellfare.org to ensure that meals get to the people who need them most.
With nutritious soups, chilis, and oatmeals, it’s never been tastier to give back! ;)
This outdoor-wear company does more than make the comfiest fleece jackets. They are fiercely protective of the planet and passionate about the climate crisis. Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1 percent of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. And they put their money where their mouth is! Patagonia has awarded over $140 million in cash and donations to environmental groups.
Patagonia also helps connect its loyal community with worthy causes through the “Action Works” section of their website. You can filter by issues you’re passionate about, as well as location, to find a cause near to you!
Not only does Thrive Market supply customers with nutritious food options, it also gives back to the community! For every paid Thrive Market membership, they donate a free membership to someone in need. Not to mention that students, teachers, veterans, first responders, and families in need qualify for a free Thrive Membership membership!
$4.5 million dollars have been donated in healthy groceries, as well as $1.7 million donated to aid COVID-19 relief. And $600K toward disaster relief. Thrive Market is a company who cares about the fight for food equality, and they also partner with FoodCorps and Baby2Baby.
Did you know that 2.5 billion people around the world need glasses and don’t have access to them? Of these people, 624 million can’t effectively learn or work due to visual impairments.
Warby Parker is a fashionable, charitable eyewear company who has donated 10 million pairs of glasses to those in need! Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program helps people who are vision impaired get the eyewear they need. This program has reached 50+ countries around the world!
At Proper Good, we love animals of all shapes and sizes! BarkBox is a monthly themed box of toys and treats for dogs. The fun variety of items in every box keeps tails wagging, and BarkBox also gives back to furry friends in need! BarkBox has a Rescue and Shelter Affiliate Program, through which each partnering organization receives a custom code. For each BarkBox subscription purchased using their code, BarkBox donates $25 to that rescue or shelter partner to support the work they do.
Meanwhile, cats can’t miss out on the fun! ;) KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box dedicated to cats! KitNipBox supports over 100 animal welfare organizations nationwide. Each month, they donate a portion of their proceeds and products to shelters, rescues, TNR efforts, and a variety of other feline welfare causes.
FEED is a fashion brand, and with every product they sell, they provide school meals to the most vulnerable communities across the globe through on-the-ground partners. Since FEED’s founding, they have provided over 100 million meals to those in need around the globe! While FEED’s most popular product is their tote bags, they also sell home goods. You can be stylish while helping support a worthy cause!
Ivory Ella is a clothing company devoted to protecting one of the most beloved creatures on the planet–elephants! Sadly, the ivory trade and habitat and range loss have put elephant populations at risk. Ivory Ella works hard to support the elephant population and has donated $2 million to Save the Elephants and other charitable organizations.
So when you purchase a cute (and comfortable!) hoodie, shirt, or other item of clothing, you’re helping conserve the elephant population, too.With so many incredible, charitable organizations out there, giving back has never been simpler or more gratifying! We hope the list above inspires you to support those in need, and if you’re looking for additional ways to donate or give back, we wrote about ways to give back during the holiday season that includes great tips relevant yearlong!