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36 Charitable Companies That Actually Give Back

Don't just give to those you know, give to those in need.

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1. BoxLunch gives a meal for every $10 you spend.

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For every $10 you spend, BoxLunch will help provide a meal to a person in need through Feeding America. They guarantee a minimum of 1.6 million meals by the end of the year. But the best part = they have some awesome stuff! From Harry Potter t-shirts to Gilmore Girls coffee cups, you'll be able to get cool pop culture merchandise while helping to feed those in need.

Get the sippy cup here, the sleep mask here, and the doll here.

2. Pura Vida Bracelets gives artisans full time jobs while helping to fund over 190 charities.

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Every Pura Vida Bracelet is handcrafted by artisans in Costa Rica and in addition to donating 1% of their annual revenue to environmental organizations, they've also partnered with over 190 charities (donating nearly one-million dollars). Bracelets range in price from $5 to $15, while styled packs range from $30 to$70.

Get the braided bracelet here, the pink on here, the beaded one here, the orange one here, the teal one here and the charm one here.

3. We Wood gives a tree for the ~time~.

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For every watch WeWOOD sells, they plant a tree. So far, they've planted nearly half a million trees across the globe and they hope to reach their goal of 1 million trees by 2020. Watches range from $55 to $250.

Get the watch pictured above here.

4. Hand in Hand gives soap and clean water with every purchase.

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For every product purchased from Hand in Hand, they'll donate a bar of soap and a month of clean water to a child in need. On top of that, their products are cruelty free, totally natural, and sustainably made. Candles average about $24, hand soaps cost about $14 and lip balms are about $10.

Shop their latest collection at Target, including their Juniper Berry, Frosted Pine, and Winter Woods soap bars.

5. Warby Parker gives communities vision.

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When you buy a pair of Warby Parker glasses, a donation is made to one of their nonprofit partners that'll cover the cost of a pair of glasses for someone in need. And those nonprofits don't only give away a pair of glasses, they also train men and women to give basic eye exams and how to sell glasses at affordable prices (creating sustainable jobs and affordable vision care for growing communities). All sunglasses and eyeglasses (including lenses) start at $95.

Get the glasses on him here and the ones on her here.

6. Out of Print gives funding to literacy programs.

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With every purchase from Out of Print, you'll be helping to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. All their products are literary themed and include apparel, children's clothing, and tote bags and other accessories. Sweatshirts cost $42 and socks range from $10 to $12.

Get the t-shirt here and the socks here.

7. H&M gives school supplies to refugee children this holiday season.

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For each H&M gift card sold this holiday season, the H&M Foundation will make a donation to UNHCR. The money will be used for school supplies for refugee children through Education Above All Foundation's education-focused program, “Educate a Child."

Order one online here.

8. Bogo Bowl gives food to pets in need.

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BOGO Bowl makes it easy for you to help at-risk dogs and cats simply by doing something you're already doing – buying pet food. For every bag of food you purchase, one bag will be donated to a partner shelter (helping those shelters allocate their funds to other needs). Bonus: all their food is super-healthy. Bags range from $60 for a 20lb bag to $132 for a 60lb bag.

Get the dog food pictured here and the cat food for $60.

9. Toms gives away a pair of shoes for every purchased pair.

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Through your purchases, TOMS helps provide shoes, water, safe birth and

bullying prevention services to people in need. Who would of thought a pair of shoes could do so much? In addition to their classic loafers, TOMS also has super cute booties, wedges, sunglasses, bags and apparel. Products range in price, with shoes ranging between $20 to $170.

Find the boots pictured above here.

10. The Company Store gives blankets to homeless children across the country.

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With every comforter purchased from The Company Store, a homeless child will receive a blanket through Family Promise and their affiliates. Comforters range in price from $50 to $1000.

Get the quilt pictured here.

11. Better World Books gives books and funds literacy initiatives worldwide

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Get used or new books at the same prices you'd find nearly anywhere else and Better World Books will match with a donation to someone in need.

Get Dear Asshole $13 and Harry Potter and History for $17.

12. Good Spread gives nutrition when it's needed most.

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Good Spread helps in fighting the global epidemic of malnutrition among children. By partnering with MANA, they're helping produce a medicine called RUTF (Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food) which is then distributed to target areas where supplies are needed most. Through local clinics and health programs, the medicine is distributed to children. Every jar of Good Spreads you purchase equals one pack of medicine to a child in need.

Get a set of three jars for $15 on Amazon.

13. Ivory Ella gives to organizations trying to save the elephants.

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Did you know that elephants grieve and even try to bury their dead? According to National Geographic nearly 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers in the last three years. That's a lot of sadness for a creature that experiences emotions. Ivory Ella is hoping to stop these poachers and help save elephant lives by donating 10% of their net profits to Save the Elephants, a Kenyan organization that tracks, monitors, and secures elephant populations. Products include drink-ware, hats and apparel and range in price from $6 to $40.

Get the shirt here and the pin here.

14. Amazon Smile gives to your choice of charity when you make a regular Amazon purchase.

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With no difference in price or selection for you, Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Charities include the ASPCA, American Red Cross, Pencils of Promise, The Nature Conservancy, and Operation Smile.

Get this adorable outfit here.

15. The Vintage Twin gives 10% of their proceeds to charity.

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The Vintage Twin isn't just an online shopping destination where you can score some amazing vintage finds: through the site, you can organize a flash sale where a portion of all the purchases made can be donated to your favorite charity. In the past, charities like Autism Speaks, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have benefited from these sales.

Get this jacket for $144 and the goblets for $40.

16. Sudara gives sustainable jobs to women.

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Sudara is fighting against slavery and sex-trafficking by giving women the chance to gain job skills and a long-term career. Every product (from the beautiful clothes to the adorable toys) you purchase helps create opportunities for the women making them. Prices start at $10 and go up depending on the intricacy of the item.

Get these gorgeous pants here.

17. Diff Eyewear gives eyeglasses to people in need with every purchase.

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DIFF Charitable Eyewear will donate a pair of reading glasses to children in rural Africa through Eyes on Africa for every pair you purchase for yourself. They also partner with the SABO Project to provide free vision exams. Glasses average about $75 and fans of the brand include model Kendall Jenner and Bachelorette JoJo.

Find this pair here.

18. Hiptipico gives scholarships and supports local artisans in Guatemala.

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Every product available through Hiptipico is delicately handcrafted using high-quality sustainable materials by indigenous communities in Guatemala. Their mission is to create a sustainable avenue for high quality products and to support local artisans while preserving Mayan culture and traditions. Products range from apparel to home goods and prices range from $18 for stationery to $195 for blankets.

Get this clutch for $50.

19. Conscious Step gives you the power to give back with each step.

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Each pair of socks purchased from Conscious Step equals a donation to one of multiple charities. Designs are created with the hopes of fighting hunger, providing water, educating children, treating HIV, or planting trees. An individual pair of socks will cost you $15 or get a set of three for $45.

Get this set here.

20. Roma helps give poverty the boot through education and aid.

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For every pair of boots purchased, Roma will donate a pair to a child in need. They also give ten percent of all their proceeds to help fund global educational initiatives. Boots range in price from $40 for kids boots to $70 for adults.

Get a pair here.

21. Sevenly gives to seven different causes.

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The products purchased through Sevenly help raise funding and awareness for seven different causes. 7% of all profits go to The Sevenly Foundation, which in turn processes 100% of that amount towards their non-profit partners. T-shirts start at $25.

Get the t-shirt here and the sweatshirt here.

22. Faucet Face gives water filters.

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In hopes of creating a long term solution to the global water epidemics, Faucet Face donates 2.5% of all sales of their hose water, "Tap Is Terrific" and hummingbird feeder glass water bottles. Additionally, a complete water filtration system is donated with the sale of five or more individual bottles. Individual water bottles go for $12 and sets of three go for $33.

Get the set here.

23. Twice As Warm gives winter clothes.

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With every purchase you make from Twice As Warm, they'll donate the exact item you purchased to a shelter in need of warm clothing. Get beanies for $24, scarves for $34, and gloves for $19.

Get the scarf pictured above here.

24. Project 7 gives to non-profits when you buy gum.

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By partnering with non-profits that crusade for the environment, quench the thirsty, house the homeless, feed the hungry, heal the sick, work for peace, or provide education, Project 7 lets your regular purchase of chewing gum do a whole lot more. Get a pack of 12 for $20.

Get the dessert pack here.

25. Yoobi gives classrooms the supplies they need.

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For every product you purchase through Yoobi, a classroom here in the United States will get a supply they desperately need. So, as you stock up on your school supplies, you're helping a classroom in need stock up on theirs. Get DIY projects for $13, pens and pencils for $3 and notebooks for $2.

Get this DIY dinosaur mask kit here.

26. FIGS gives scrubs to medical professionals around the world.

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For every set of scrubs you purchase, FIGS will provide a set to a healthcare provider in need around the world. So far, they've donated over 75,000 sets in 26 countries. Scrubs range from $30 to $50 a piece.

Shop scrubs here.

27. One World Play Project gives soccer balls to kids.

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Through their Play Projects Program, One World Play Project is able to give thousands of soccer balls and play resources to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. Ball varieties range in price from $15 to $50.

Get a soccer ball here.

28. FEED gives meals.

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Every FEED product sold helps provide food to children in need and you'll know exactly how many meals you're providing with your purchase thanks to a number stamped on each item. Products include apparel and accessories, but they're most famous for their wide variety of handbags which range in price from $25 to $300.

Get this bag here.

29. Everything Happy gives blankets and toys to children.

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When you purchase a Happy Blankie from Everything Happy, a second blanket will be given to a child in a hospital or orphanage. Blankets range in price from $30 to $100, depending on size.

Get this blankie here.

30. Krochet Kids gives at-risk women opportunities of empowerment.

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By working in highly vulnerable, poverty stricken regions of the world, Krochet Kids gives resources and training to struggling women. The products available through their site are all made by these woman and provide them with income opportunities, flexibility and growth potential. You can find super cute scarves, bags, sweaters and a ton more ranging in price from $20 to $100.

Get this beanie here.

31. (RED) fights AIDS by funding grants.

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Most of us have seen the (RED) brand all over our favorite products, from Moleskin to Belvedere Vodka. Simply, when you buy a (RED) branded product, the partner who makes it will give up some of their profits to fight AIDS. The only thing you have to do is substitute the item you'd already be purchasing, for one in red.

Get the band here.

32. Best Friends gives to animals looking for homes.

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Best Friends' number one goal is to find animals safe, loving, forever homes and that goal has fueled them into becoming the largest animal sanctuary in the country. By purchasing some of their perfectly branded t-shirts, pet supplies and home goods, you're helping fund all their efforts. Products range from $4 for a doggy bandana to $59 for a cozy hoodie.

Get this shirt here.

33. Global Goods Partner gives to women.

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Global Goods Partners is dedicated to ending poverty and promoting social justice by creating economic opportunities for women in some of the world’s poorest countries. They give technical assistance, product development, operational expertise, and small capacity building grants, empowering women to fund and solve the problems within their communities. Every product you purchase is made by these women, from home decor to children's apparel.

Get the bracelet for $140 and the rug for $76.

34. Smile Squared gives children toothbrushes to help create healthy smiles.

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With every toothbrush purchase you make from Smile Squared, you're helping a child in need get one too. Toothbrushes range from $5 for a single to $10 for a set of 2.

Get the ones pictured here for $5.

35. House of Light Goods gives opportunities to single mothers escaping poverty.

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House of Light Goods provides women with the opportunity to provide for their family in a way where both they and their children can flourish. By working with Casa de Luz Children’s Centre in Mexico, they give these women a safe place for their children to learn, play, and be cared for, while they're able to further their education, start their own businesses or find a job that'll let them provide. Scarves start at $30 and each one is handcrafted by one of these single mothers.

Get this pillow case for $45.

36. Ten Thousand Villages gives artisans the opportunity to participate in a global market place.

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Ten Thousand Villages connects you to communities throughout the developing world through their hand-crafted, locally-sourced, and skillfully-created products. Every purchase you make helps to provide a fair, stable income for the creator. Regardless of your budget, you can find beautifully created products.

Get this marble mortar for $50 and this hand crafted mug for $18.

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