The Newman’s Own Foundation may be the first to thank for deciding to donate 100% of its profits to charity back in 1982 when it was founded. But when TOMSⓇ launched it’s “One for One” concept 34 years later in 2016, it seemed to ignite a fuse and the Give Back business model began to take foothold. Thank you TOMSⓇ!
Since then, I’m pleased to say that countless companies have followed their bold lead founding businesses on the concept of giving back.
Here are my top seven favorite give-back businesses that allow you to make a difference through your purchases:
1. Warby Parker
Just like TOMS®, Warby Parker employs the One for One model, having given over 4 million pairs of glasses have been distributed through their ‘Buy a Pair, Give a Pair’ program to date. You can even try before you buy with their Free Try-On Program.
If I had to think back on when the Good Everything inspiration was first planted, it may have been a few years ago when i stumbled upon Sevenly. They create great shirts promoting causes to help create awareness as well as a platform for fundraising. Check it out! Here’s one of my favorites.
3. Keep It Wild
Every purchase helps fund & host local wilderness cleanups.. Over 76,200 lbs. of trash removed since 2016.
For every item purchased, a headband is given to a child with cancer. To date, the brand has donated headbands to every children’s hospital in America and 15 countries.
5. Fazl Socks
Fazl Socks are colorful hand-knit wool socks doing so much more than just keeping feet warm. Every time you purchase a pair of Fazl Socks you are helping provide orphaned and destitute children in India with food, shelter, education, and clothing. And it’s no small donation amount – they donate a whopping 50% of their profits to orphanages while also creating fair jobs with fair wages.
Who doesn’t love a kid in a beanie? 50% of profit from Love Your Melon purchases is given to their nonprofit partnersin the fight against pediatric cancer.
Not only does Patagonia gear rock both in style and in function, but the company also donates 1% of sales (or 10% of pre-tax profits – whichever is more) to environmental groups.
What are YOUR favorite Give Back companies? Share with us in the comments below!