During the holiday season, you’ll be shopping for friends and family, and hopefully be on the lookout for nonprofits and causes to support. Now you can do both with just one online purchase.
Every year, charitable companies and nonprofit organizations sell products and donate some of the proceeds to important causes like LGBTQ youth mental health, wildlife conservation, and refugee empowerment.
To start off your search, here are 13 gifts that will make a difference in the U.S. and around the world. If you decide these gifts aren’t the right fit, don’t panic: Check out our collection of gift guides for more ideas.
March For Our Lives, the movement started by the Parkland school shooting victims, advocates for gun control through voting efforts, rallies, and nationwide tours. You can help fund their mission by buying their merchandise, which includes this “United We Stand” hoodie. You can scan the flag’s QR code, and it will lead you to a voter registration page.
Gifts for Good supports many charities, including The Wildlife Conservation Network, which protects endangered animals. This print helps save wildlife and the environment. It’s made with renewable energy and 100 percent post-consumer recycled material.
LSTN Sound Co. donates a portion of its proceeds to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, an organization that provides hearing aids to people in need. Over the past five years, the partnership has helped over 30,000 people worldwide. If you want to lend your support, consider buying these sweat-proof wireless earbuds. They come with a vegan leather carry case and ear tips in three sizes (small, medium, and large).
Parks Project promotes and protect publics lands, and you can support its mission if you buy this 26-page coloring book. Not only will the book entertain little creatives, it also features fun facts about national parks on every page. Proceeds support the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, which helps kids connect with nature.
Schoolbags for Kids launched its “One Here. One There” program to give children educational supplies through schools, orphanages, and nonprofits. If you shop one of their Bixbee backpacks, like this adorable panda, they’ll donate a schoolbag with supplies to a child in need.
BeNice.Shop sells stickers, pins, tees, and other merchandise to support immigrants, LGBTQ youth, and other marginalized communities. Proceeds from this pack of 12 vinyl stickers support multiple organizations, including Conservation International, the National Immigration Law Center, Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Price: $45 at publish time. Regularly $60.
The clothing and accessories company Mitscoots Outfitters supports people transitioning out of homelessness by donating clothes and providing work opportunities. If you purchase these black and white wool gloves, you’ll help employ someone transitioning out of homeless, and a pair of gloves will go to an individual in need.
The Preemptive Love Coalition brings emergency relief to families in Syria and Iraq and empowers refugees through job creation and merchandise. Every shirt, including this “Love” tee, funds the coalition’s peacemaking efforts in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere.
For every WO dog toy you buy, the company funds meals to orphaned children and widows through the organization Bring Love In. This four-pack of bones is a great treat for your dog. It will also provide eight meals for orphaned children in Ethiopia.
If you know someone in need of a new backpack, consider these minimalist Scandinavian-style backpacks by Adventurist Backpack Co. They’re trendy, but more importantly they help feed families across the U.S. In collaboration with Feeding America, the company provides 25 meals for every backpack sold.
Every item from St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s gift shop benefits families and children receiving care. The proceeds fund treatments, travel, housing, and food, so that no family has to worry about bills. The gift shop sells everything from hoodies to ornaments, but this plush puppy is a must.
Your favorite stars and activists, including Serena Williams, Yara Shahidi, and Me Too founder Tarana Burke, have all been rocking this tee. Funds raised from the shirt benefit the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, Higher Heights, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood, and The United State of Women.
Buddy Project is a nonprofit that works to prevent suicide and self-harm by connecting individuals and raising awareness about mental health. On World Kindness Day, the nonprofit announced its “Kindness Matters” campaign, which includes this yellow crewneck. Items from the campaign will be available until Nov. 28. You can shop the rest of the store here.