Shop for a Cause: 6 Items That Give Back

published Feb 1, 2017
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(Image credit: Marisa Vitale)

The holidays are long over, but whether you’ve got a New Year’s Resolution to support charities more or you just want a unique gift that gives right back, there are some options out there. From candles and decorative trays to jewelry and tees, here’s a round-up of some great home goods and clothing items that donate part of proceeds to organizations doing good works across the country and globe.

(Image credit: Global Goods Partners)

Global Good Partners works with women in poor communities in 20 different countries to help them get their handmade, fair trade goods to the U.S. marketplace – and their stuff is gorgeous. I’m especially obsessed with this gold mango wood tray and this decorative box, both of which would be really well suited for my living room.

(Image credit: Parks Project)

Even if you’re not following the stories about what’s happening with their Twitter presence, the National Parks Service can always use your extra cash. Help good things happen in our environment while getting some awesome (and cute!) swag. This Joshua Tree shirt is great, and there’s plenty more where that came from.

(Image credit: LaurelAndLime)

This copper cuff combines my love of Katy Perry with my need to give my extra money to Planned Parenthood right now. For every $25 “Hear Me Roar”-emblazoned cuff sold, the artist will donate $5 to PP.

(Image credit: One Grid)

For every candle purchased, One Grid gives a solar light to someone in the world living without electricity. Current candle selections benefit Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi – and each was created with a scent inspired by that country.

(Image credit: Bambeco)

Bambeco Sustainable Home Goods seeks to create, curate, and sell products that are made in ways that do less damage to the environment. For every purchase from Bambeco, the company plants a tree. I’ve been eyeing this small olive wood globe. Bonus: They’re currently running a 25% off sale for Valentines Day!

(Image credit: Furniture for a Cause)

Furniture For A Cause is located in San Antonio, but they have an online store, as well. The store sells (mostly) used and donated household and office furnishings to the public for low prices. Doing so raises money for a local organization called Samministries, which works to prevent homelessness.

Related: Easy (& Free!) Ways to Give Back

There are tons of gifts and hidden gems throughout all these sites, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your money did double duty by helping other people. Go drop some cash on a cute new throw pillow and support sustainable living at the same time!