After the joy of Thanksgiving, comes the joy of excess. Money-making shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday come quickly after a day dedicated to being thankful for what you already have.
That’s why Giving Tuesday is a nice reprieve from those major shopping days. It’s a day that helps us refocus on what’s most important: Giving to others. Giving Tuesday encourages people to donate money or time to worthy causes. Last year, An estimated $274 million was raised online in the United States during the sixth annual Giving Tuesday event.
Traditionally, Giving Tuesday is a day for nonprofit organizations to solicit donations, but retailers are also helping out this year, making giving easier than ever. We’ve compiled a list of companies setting aside part of their Tuesday profits to give back to nonprofit organizations. That means, while you’re still spending money on Christmas gifts or personal items, you can also be helping out people in need. It’s truly a win-win.
Here are 10 great deals to consider:
1.) Need a pair of glasses or sunglasses? Warby Parker has long followed the principle that when you buy a pair of glasses, the company gives a pair to someone who doesn't have access to it. Since the brand's inception, it's donated more than 4 million pairs of glasses in over 50 countries.
2.) On Amazon, every purchase of its limited edition (RED) Echo 2nd Generation ($99; amazon.com), Amazon donates $10 to support (RED)'s efforts to fight AIDS through the Global Fund. Also, be sure to use smile.amazon.com to make Amazon purchase. Using that URL allows you to pick a charity of your choice and a percentage of all the things you buy on Amazon goes back to that charity (this lasts year round!)
3.) Need shoes, coffee, glasses, bags or backpacks? For every item you buy, TOMS gives back those items to help people in need all over the world. For more information on how each of your purchases gives back, visit their website.
4.) The Giving Keys make great Christmas gifts and each purchase of their Pay it Forward products helps with job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness.
5.) Love Your Melon has the perfect beanies for these cold winter months and every purchase helps children fighting cancer. To date, Love Your Melon has given over $4.7 million to the fight against pediatric cancer and over 149,000 hats to children battling cancer.
6.) If you love shopping from your TV, QVC will match every dollar you donate to their featured charities, including Cancer & Careers and Nest, up to $150,000. You can shop them online or call in to order.
7.) Need a nice watch? 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.
8.) For yummy smelling candles and soaps, try Hand in Hand. they'll donate a bar of soap and a month of clean water to a child in need. For Giving Tuesday, they are doubling your donations!
9.) Teen/women’s clothing line Lilly Pulitzer is donating a portion of its proceeds to a female-focused organization. On Giving Tuesday, 50 percent of all proceeds from the limited-edition Print with Purpose graphic tee will go to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that helps teach preteen girls self-respect and healthy lifestyles through various running programs.