Goods for Good: Intro

glvb How many people or animals did you help during your last shopping trip? Save any trees or lakes? Help to cure any diseases? It’s more common to bring home items from a fairly uneventful shopping day, but it’s very easy to do some good and get what you need at the same time. I’ve compiled a list (to be posted in a series) of just a fraction of “goods for good” items – products you can purchase whose profits are donated to a charity or cause.

There is an awe-some number of shops, products, companies, organizations, independent artisans, etc. who are actively helping a meaningful cause. Keep your eye out, skim the grocery store and read labels, and even try a few Google searches. Just be sure your potential donators are legitimate. I tried “charity, shopping” and hit the jackpot!

Side note: If you want to make sure your donations go towards a cruelty-free charity (one which does not participate in animal testing), see if it has the Humane Charity Seal of Approval.

One person can only buy so many things, but the holidays are going to be in your face before you know it! This is a great way to start some gift shopping. Once you’ve exhausted your gift giving budget, give some FreeRice for hunger!

*If you know of any listings I should add, I will happily add them!

~ by Katherine Cota MacDonald on September 2, 2009.

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