We’re pleased to share some of our favorite brands that give back to important causes with every purchase, either to a specific non-profit organization, or that allow the consumer to choose which charity to donate to.
Here at Shopswell, we are giving back as well. Each month, our members who have been participating in the Shopswell Rewards program have the option to take their earnings in cash or in the form of a gift card. They can also choose to donate that dollar amount to one of the following charities:
If you’re a Shopswell member, you can update your charity of choice in the Payment Preferences form in the Rewards menu. It makes us incredibly happy to see an increase in the number of members who select a charity each month to donate their earnings to.
We’re also excited to include products on our site from five of our favorite brands that give back to organizations you might not be familiar with.
Parachute - We all know how important a good night’s sleep can be, for our health and overall happiness. Parachute makes comfortable, safe and luxury linens and decor for your home.When you check out through their site, you also have the opportunity to add a $10 donation of your own to send an insecticide-treated bed net to Africa.
For every set of Venice Sheet sets that are purchased through their site, Parachute donates a life saving malaria bed to Nothing but Nets, a global, grassroots campaign created by the United Nations Foundation to prevent malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Schoola - If you have children, like most of us here at Shopswell, you know how quickly kids outgrow their clothes. We recently discovered Schoola, a shopping site that helps you buy new or gently used top clothing brands for less, while also giving buyers the opportunity to donate a portion of the proceeds to your child’s school.
They recently opened up their clothing collection to include items for teens and adults as well, so you can hopefully find something for the entire family when you head there to do your shopping.
One of the biggest perks you’ll find from Schoola is the option to request a donation bag which allows you to clear out your closet and send them your gently used items. They even pay for the shipping when you use their donation bag so there’s no cost to you. When your donated items are purchased from their online store, a portion of the sale goes back to your child’s school.
TOMS - You’ve probably heard the story behind TOMS shoes, a company that donates a pair of shoes for every purchase through their One for One program. What you might not know is that with your purchases and their many partners, TOMS helps give sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services in over 70 countries around the world.
Their global marketplace features more accessories and apparel from other brands that give back. You’ll find opportunities to shop by cause or by product type.
Uncommon Goods - One of our favorite brands for gift giving is Uncommon Goods, a brand that is exactly what you’d think by its name. They have a large selection of gifts for everyone in your life that are not items you’d find just anywhere.
Funky, quirky and unique - their products are definitely one of a kind for the people in your life who are unlike anyone else you know.
Every time you purchase a product from Uncommon Goods, they donate $1 to the nonprofit of your choice from among these organizations: RAINN, American Forests, Women for Women International, or Reach Out and Read.
Bambeco - Another recent discovery, Bambeco, is the premier brand for sustainable products for every room of your home. They have a gorgeous collection of items that are all reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, renewable, natural, or organic, and made with respect for the planet and its people.
For every purchase made through their site, they plant a tree on your behalf, helping to reverse global warming, one tree at a time.
We love supporting brands that give back so if you know of more, feel free to share your favorites in the comment section below. Be sure to add products from these sites to your next Shopswell list and see why it’s better to give than to receive.