This post was written by Alana Ramo on behalf of the Case Foundation:
In the stressful scramble to find the perfect present, we can lose sight of the spirit of giving. Maximize your purchase power and give to a good cause with our holiday “gifts that give back” guide. These gift ideas will fit nicely on your shopping list and support conscious businesses that create meaningful jobs, protect the environment and support our veterans.
While you’re in the spirit of giving back, we hope you’ll join us this holiday season in our 5 Giving Tuesdays holiday campaign. We are celebrating the act of giving by highlighting five ways you can give back to your community. Tomorrow we kick off our Gifts that Give Back week. Make a commitment to purchase a present that supports a nonprofit organization and then use the list below to pick the one that bests suits you!
Have an idea of your own? Please share it with us in the comments section or on Twitter @CaseFoundation!
Eco Vessel – Eco Vessel produces environmentally friendly bottles from sustainable BPA free materials. Committed to providing clean drinking water around the world, Eco Vessel donates 1% of the purchase price of every product to organizations like Water for People (a grantee of the Case Foundation). SHOP NOW
IAVA – Get the gear that supports the IAVA movement through IAVA’s online store. Or, shop on eBay from December 16-23 and give during your checkout. Showing support to our veterans never looked so good. SHOP NOW
Just Good – Just Good is an online marketplace that connects conscious products with consumers while influencing good buying behaviors. They sell watches whose proceeds go to planting trees, shirts that fund safe drinking water, and scarves that empower women across the world in an effort to spark dialogue around conscious living. SHOP NOW
Network for Good – Give the gift of giving! The Good Card® is a gift card with stored value preloaded for quick donations. The gift recipient can disperse the funds as a donation to any organization within Network for Good’s community of 1.2 million charities. SHOP NOW
Sword & Plough – Repurposed for a purpose, Sword & Plough is a quadruple bottom line bag company that works with veterans to repurpose military surplus fabric into stylish bags. SHOP NOW
TOMS – TOMS believes business can be used to improve lives. But it takes more than belief to make that a reality. So, TOMS recently launched the TOMS Marketplace, a platform to help other social entrepreneurs succeed. The Marketplace is about emerging companies, their products, their causes, and it’s a new destination for making a difference. SHOP NOW
Tory Burch – Inspired by her own experience as a business owner and working mother, designer Tory Burch launched the nonprofit Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) in 2009. The Foundation supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the U.S. through small business loans, mentoring programs and entrepreneurial education. You can support the Foundation through purchases on the Tory Burch, Shop for a Cause site featuring an assortment of accessories. SHOP NOW
Twice As Warm – Twice As Warm is a movement to help neighbors in need stay warm. Each purchase of Twice As Warm apparel is matched with a donation of their same apparel to children and families in need. The organization’s mission is to provide warmth, hope, and support to people in need, and create a sustainable way of providing new winter clothing. SHOP NOW
Warby Parker – For every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker will donate another pair to someone in need. By giving glasses and training low-income entrepreneurs to operate their own glasses store, Warby Parker is building a community to address the 15% of the global population that cannot effectively learn or work. Adorn your loved ones with chic, socially conscious glasses and help someone else see clearly for the first time. SHOP NOW