All the Home Retailers Giving Back Right Now

published Apr 7, 2020
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We are living in unprecedented times right now, and it’s easy to feel helpless. Aside from donating money when you can and offering support to the health care workers on the front lines of fighting COVID-19, you might be wondering what else you can do. One easy way to make a difference is to shop smarter, whether that means only shopping small and local or making a commitment to support brands that are using their resources to help those in need right now. To make it easier, we’re rounding up all the home retailers that are donating profits or making materials to support those fighting the pandemic right now.

Nordstrom—The department store has teamed up with one of their partners, Kaas Tailored, to sew more than 100,000 masks that will be donated to Providence Health & Services.

Home Depot—The home improvement store has donated its stock of N95 masks, plus millions of dollars worth of personal protective equipment, to hospitals, first responders, and other healthcare providers.

Lowe’s—Lowe’s is donating $170 million, including $10 million in essential protective gear to healthcare workers and $3 million to the Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund.

Etsy—The marketplace started the #StandWithSmall initiative to promote their independent sellers and small businesses.

Dyson—The vacuum brand is producing ventilators to be donated to hospitals.

Chewy—The pet brand has partnered with non-profit partners to donate more than $1.7 million in pet food, healthcare supplies, and other products to animal welfare organizations most severely affected by the regional economic impact of COVID-19.

H&M—The fashion and home giant is committing $500,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Boll & Branch—The organic bedding and bath brand is making mattresses and pillows for emergency medical operations. To help fund the initiative, they’re offering 10% off sitewide with code GOODNESS, with 10% of the proceeds going towards the effort.

Riley Home—Through April 13, the bedding brand is donating a Riley Jr. item to Robin Hood and WIN with every order. Plus, if you spend at least $300 you can send a free gift to anyone you want—and select items are 15% off right now.

Avocado—The organic mattress and bedding company is making reusable organic cotton face masks that are being sold at cost.

The Company Store—The bedding brand donated over 9,000 units of cotton sheets to be sewn into masks. Over 900 units have been donated to hospital staff rooms, and over 200 units have been donated to shelters in the New York tri-state area.

Otherland—The candle company is offering 10% off sitewide with code SUNSHINE, with 10% of sales going to the Food Bank for NYC.

Made In—15% of all sales from the brand’s Southern Smoke collection will go to Southern Smoke, which supports those in the food and beverage industry.

Our Place—For every product sold, the cookware brand is donating 10 meals to Feeding America.

Helix—The company that makes our favorite mattress is not only donating 150 hospital-grade mattresses, but is also manufacturing mattresses and sheets that they are selling at cost to hospitals and medical centers.

FreshDirect—The online grocery delivery service is giving users the option to add a donation to NY Common Pantry to every order.