There are so many ways to share the spirit of giving to those that need it.
Many of your favorite online stores have special sections that donate portions of purchases to specific causes. Also, don’t forget the many independent artists and product-specific initiatives like (RED) and Tom’s Shoes that make contributions to improving quality of life as well.
The list below includes sites in which portions of purchases go toward supporting a variety of charitable causes. These can be in the form of direct donations in someone else’s name, socially responsible, economically supportive and fairly traded gifts, coupons for charitable giving and other philanthropic initiatives.
Choose what is important to you or the person you are shopping for. These sites operate year round, so you can make a difference everyday not just during the holidays!
Happy shopping and thank you for sharing this season!
GoodSearch is an online shopping outlet where a portion of your purchase from many online shopping sites will go to your choice of cause or charity.
iGive is another online shopping outlet, where you can register and donate a portion of your purchases from brand name online stores is donated to your cause.
At GiftBack, an online gift shopping center, 10% of your purchase goes to a charity of your choice.
4. Nonprofit Shopping Mall
When you purchase your gifts through Nonprofit Shopping Mall, a virtual mall in which you can find many popular retailers, a donation is made to your favorite charity.
5. The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site is an online charitable retailer that donates to charities for hunger, literacy, child health, the rainforest, breast cancer and animal rescues.
6. Greater Good
At Greater Good you can make a donation to a cause of your choice in someone else’s name here.
7. Oxfam America Unwrapped
At Oxfam America Unwrapped you can buy a charitable gift for worldwide communities in need in someone else’s name.
8. Network For Good
At Network for Good you can purchase a gift card for a friend or loved one to be used toward charity.
9. Universal Giving
Universal Giving is a searchable database of volunteer and donation opportunities.
10. Common Kindness
Common Kindness is home to coupons for many popular products. When you use a coupon from the site the organization donates to your favorite charity.
11. Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping wounded U.S. service men and women. On their site you can make a donation in your name or in honor of someone else.
The USO (United Service Organization) is dedicated to helping U.S. service men and women by providing care packages and much needed services where they are serving. You can make donations in your name or in honor of someone else.
13. Veterans Of Foreign Wars
Veterans of Foreign Wars advocates on behalf of veterans and ensures they are recognized for their service. You can donate through their website in your name or in honor of someone else.