Brands which do more than just do business.
|One of the things I want to work towards is being able to give to some charities, either out of my personal money or by donating some of what Transition To Success makes to those that need help. There are a few brands which are already doing this, and I wanted to take some time to recognize their efforts.
Bombas not only make strong durable socks. They donate a pair of socks to someone less fortunate for each pair they sell.
CauseBox does not confine themselves to just one cause. They provide environmentally friendly products, each season, to provide clean water, meals and many other things.
Cotopaxi works with various high-impact organizations in order to provide grants in an effort to battle poverty.
The Company Store is dedicated to providing a good night’s sleep to children everywhere. When you buy one of their comforters, they donate one to a child in need.
Diff Eyewear help the less fortunate in two ways. They partner with charities like Eyes on Africa. In addition, they donate a pair of glasses for each pair they sell.
Everlane donates a portion of any purchase from their “100% Human” line to various civil rights organizations.
Feed are on an on-going mission to end world hunger. They buy meals for those in need with the purchase of their products. The number of meals each customer is helping to buy is available on a stamp on each product.
When you purchase LifeStraw’s water filtration system LifeStraw will provide a year of clean drinking water for a child in need of it.
Parachute provides bed nets to prevent malaria with every purchase of their Venice Sheets.
Patagonia donates at least 1% of their profits to protecting the Earth and keeping it green.
STATE is making a difference with their backpacks. With each purchase of their backpacks, STATE will donate a backpack filled with essential items for a child in need. It is not specified what types of essential items are included.
United By Blue is taking measures to save our at risk bodies of water. With each purchase of their products, United By Blue will remove on pound of waste from America’s oceans or waterways.
Ten Thousand Villages helps artisans. A portion of the items they sell go to assist unemployed or underemployed artisans. They have donated in access of $140 million dollars to this cause since their launch.
Warby Parker gives the gift of better eyesight to their customers and those that can’t afford to shop with them. For each purchase they will match the purchase and donate a pair to one of their non-profit partners.
I am still dreaming about developing my own charitable program like these amazing businesses.