Ways to Holiday Shop Online & Give Back

Sources: MoneyCrashers.com

Less guilt and more glee this holiday season! You can shop for the holidays and help others in need! In case you needed some options...

Websites offering ways to"Shop for a Cause"

  • GoodSearch: Search and purchase products through the GoodSearch portal. Choose your cause, and then see how much of a donation each retailer will make. Then, purchase accordingly.
  • ShopAnthropy: You can either choose to purchase products from participating retailers or shop from the ShopAnthropy mall. ShopAnthropy displays retailers and websites that offer charitable giving for a wide variety of products and brands, or you can see what the ShopAnthropy mall has to offer with a number of gift products where a portion of the proceeds are donated. See the percentage of proceeds that will go to the charity of your choice, and find coupons and discounts all from the same site.
  • Giftback.com: A dedicated online charity shopping mall. Select gifts from the site, and 10% of that purchase price goes to the charity of your choice.
  • iGive.com: Install the iGive button as an app on your browser and then shop as usual, without signing in or shopping through a starting site. The iGive button records your purchases and donates a portion of the price to your favorite charity. iGive.com has 1,500 participating stores, but the amount donated varies from retailer to retailer.
  • Amazon Smile: Activate Amazon Smile by shopping from smile.amazon.com, and 0.5% of any purchase will go to a charity of your choice. This is great if you’re a heavy Amazon user.

Image Source: GoodSearch Twitter

Buy One Donate One

  • For Your Fashion-Forward Teen: TOMS shoes has always had a “one for one” motto: Each time you purchase a pair of shoes, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need. FYI: The new Target + TOMS line are lower cost and still offer the same donation model.
  • For Your Pet-Obsessed Friend:  BOGO Bowl donates a bag of food to a local shelter each time you purchase one of its high-quality bags.
  • For Your Bookworm Kid: BetterWorldBooks carries both new and used books, and donates a book for every one you buy to libraries and readers around the world. 
  • For Your Toddler: Everything Happy sells a range of soft and cuddly goods, such as blankets and soft toys. Register your item and then donate the same item to a cause of your choice – children’s hospital or to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

And that's just the beginning! Check out even more ways to shop and help this holiday season HERE

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