Gifts That Give Back on Giving Tuesday 2016
#GivingTuesday, created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, celebrates philanthropy and supports giving to charities and those in need. It is a global movement fueled by social media that encourages small acts of kindness and positive change and takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
In the spirit of giving back at the start of this holiday season—and as an antidote to the colossal spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday—we’ve rounded up our favorite brands that are giving back to aid various causes with every purchase. From pom beanies to tees, messenger bags to athletic gear and more, these items are our top chic and charitable picks to shop today on Giving Tuesday.
Food Bank Giving Tote
Amour Vert Fern Pant
"Gavin" Sherry Crystal Sunglasses
Lemlem Striped Tassle Scarf
Sword & Plough Green Duffel Bag
Serengetee "Aloha" Pocket Cropped Sweater
Sevenly "Be The Change" Tee
Sevenly chooses a different cause each week to support with unique, designed apparel. They donate $7 of every purchase from the "Be the Change" collection of short-sleeve tees to Girl Up, which supports the United Nations in their efforts to promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries.
Love Your Melon Pom Beanie
Love Your Melon was founded back in 2012 by two friends at University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, in an effort to provide a hat to every child who is battling cancer. Since then the organization has donated more than 80,000 hats and $1.5 million. Half of the net proceeds from purchases go directly to Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners.
Toms for Apple Watch Limited Edition Leather Band
Toms has partnered with Apple Watch to help provide a year of solar light to someone in need with each purchase of a band.
Let Girls Learn Tote Benefitting the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund Designed by DKNY
DKNY designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow were inspired by Jamaica, where the Peace Corps volunteers are promoting literacy. “My family is from Jamaica,” says Maxwell. “It’s a small country with such a large personality and global reach.” He and Chow want to help young girls “become successful, empowered women.”