With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday officially behind us (so fun, but so exhausting, right?), Giving Tuesday is here to kick off the charitable season — such an important part of the holidays.
To honor the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite brands that also give back, help children in need, and solve important problems. Cross some items off that gift list by shopping these brands today (and always!):
Tea Collection: Since 2003, Tea Collection has partnered with The Global Fund for Children to donate nearly $500,000 to local grassroots organizations who “advance the dignity of children and young people around the world.” Every single purchase from Tea gives back to the TGF, including 100% of the proceeds from their Little Citizens of the World shop.
rose & rex: The online toy store is a StrollerTraffic favorite for their beautifully curated selection of quality, learning-based toys. But the good work doesn’t stop there: rose & rex donates a percentage of sales to Second Chance Toys, an organization that rescues, refurbishes and donates toys to children in need. A hand icon next to each product on the site tells customers how many toys will be donated as a result of their purchase. Also fun: rose & rex has created two exclusive Hazel Village dolls, Penelope and Nicholas, and 25% of the sale goes directly to Second Chance Toys.
STATE: For every backpack purchased, STATE hand delivers a backpack to an American child in need. And they don’t stop there: their #WhatDoWeTellTheKids projects poignantly shed light on social injustices and marginalized populations across the US.
cuddle + kind: Every cuddle + kind doll is handcrafted by female artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income. The purchase of each doll provides 10 meals to help feed children in need, and on Giving Tuesday, that number is doubled to TWENTY meals. To date, cuddle + kind has provided over 2 million meals.
KIDBOX: With a goal of distributing new clothes to over one million children in need, for every full KIDBOX purchased, a new clothing item will be given to a child who really needs it through a charity of your choice.
The Honest Company: Product purchases help support Honest’s Social Goodness work, initiatives which fund access to safe products and advances research and education that drives positive social impact. In 2017 alone, over 10.5 million diapers and over 1.5 million home and personal care products have been donated.
TOMS: The TOMS One-for-One program gained notoriety for donating one pair of shoes for every pair purchased, and as the TOMS product line has grown, so has the brand’s charitable reach. TOMS works with more than 90 giving partners in over 70 countries to deliver shoes, eyewear, water, safe births and bullying prevention to people in need. Oh, and don’t expect to get in touch with anyone at TOMS today— they’re all out volunteering.
Owlet: Owlet is honoring Giving Tuesday by doubling down on their donations to organizations that have made it their mission to increase SIDS awareness. Owlet has donated almost 1,000 baby monitors this year, and from Giving Tuesday through the end of the year, the brand is doubling their typical dollar-for-dollar donation match program. For every dollar earned through the purchase of monitors for donation purposes, they will donate two dollars to that organization.
Yoobi: For every Yoobi item purchased (we love their arts and craft supplies and backpacks), the brand donates an item into a Yoobi Classroom Packs. which are full of goodies children need most, as determined by the Kids In Need Foundation.
GreenTones: The eco-friendly children’s music toy maker— we are totally swooning over the Papa Bear Glock and Mama Bear Drum— is a member of 1% for the Planet, a growing global movement of over 1,200 companies that donate 1% of sales to dedicated environmental organizations.
Give10Back: Buy brand-name products (including oodles of baby products and gear) up to 75% off and Give10Back will donate 10% of your purchase price to your favorite school, church or non-profit / charity.