Since the advent of TOMS, many companies have followed in their canvas footsteps to create social change by appealing to consumers’ spending trends. The One for One model is very popular, this takes a particular product and provides that product whether a pair of shoes, glasses, or socks for someone in need for every item purchased. This is the socially good BOGO (buy one, give one), here’s where I am trending this fall.
MITSCOOTS SOCKS (Austin, Texas)
Mitscoots sells 100% US made socks for your feet. For every pair you purchase, they give away a pair to someone in need. Plus, they employ those less fortunate to package and ship the orders. This mission of Get + Give + Employee doubles their impact. About a week after my first order, it was awesome to read that the fellow that packaged my order bought his first home from his earnings working for Mitscoots. That’s impact. For your Feet: http://www.mitscoots.com/
ESPEROS Bags (Austin, TX)
Esperos works to improve the education of children in need around the world. Working with Pencils of Promise and Fonkoze, their mission is to help send a child in need to school for a year with each one of their cool backpacks and bags sold. In some countries, tuition can be as little as $15 USD per child, which might not seem like a lot, but can be cost prohibitive for some families. This is where you and Esperos can give a little hope. For your Stuff: http://www.esperosbags.com/
WARBY PARKER (NYC, New York)
Warby Parker is working to help the world see. For each pair of sunglasses or frames, they aim to provide a pair of eyeglasses for someone in need. Since their inception, they have managed to distribute over 1 million glasses with your help. This is impact you can see. For your Eyes: https://www.warbyparker.com/buy-a-pair-give-a-pair
What are some of your favorite socially good companies? Leave a comment below.
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Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.
With a recent donation to American Cancer Society, the overall impact of Living Philanthropic has surpassed $80,000!!
WE DID IT! We’ve raised over $7,300 for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless HELLO youth group! They were thrilled to hear the news! Thank you to everyone who donated and shared the cause. You’ve made a big impact with a small act of kindness. Thank you.
For more information, check out: http://www.crowdrise.com/chiberiachallenge
So far, so good! We have collectively raised over $5,900 for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless youth group. Our goal is $7,200, which will provide a year of services to a group of homeless teens in Chicago.
If you are able to donate or share our mission, please do. We will be eternally grateful. Happy Saturday!
Join the fight here: http://www.crowdrise.com/CHIberiaChallenge
***As an added bonus, when we reach our goal, I will do one of the following as a thank you: Send 12 Malaria Nets to Africa via Nothing But Nets, Adopt 2 Acres in Africa via The Nature Conservancy, or put 4 kids through the Grassroot Soccer Skillz program.
Chicagoans Cooking at Home and Donating to Help Homeless Youth -
While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.
I’m posting on behalf on those who can not, I’m speaking up for the over 15,000 homeless youth in Chicago, whether they ran away, foreclosure, kicked out for being LGBT or whatever reason, the point is it can happen to anyone. I believe they deserve at least a warm meal and a sense of community, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless' HELLO youth group provides that and we can help.
Between now and Friday, can you skip a latte, bag a lunch, or raid your cupboard to cook a dinner, and donate $10 to the cause? That’s the message behind the #CHIberiaChallenge. If you are unable to donate, please share this message on Facebook or Twitter, so that someone who might be able to can see this.
Let’s make 2014 a year of giving and caring for the basic human rights for all.
Join the fight and pledge your support: http://www.crowdrise.com/chiberiachallenge/fundraiser/livingphilanthropic
Did you know….
Hi Chicago, aka residents of #CHIberia,
There are 21,000 homeless people in Chicago and we can do some good for them in this time of below zero temperatures. Consider taking the #CHIberiaChallenge, it’s real simple. Instead of ordering delivery or dining out tomorrow, donate $10, $15, $20 to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and then make a meal out of the random items in your fridge and cupboard and then Instagram a photo with #CHIberiaChallenge! Simple, right?
This idea is inspired by the awesome Sarah Frier.
For more information about Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, visit: http://www.chicagohomeless.org/
Join the team and donate here: http://www.crowdrise.com/CHIberiaChallenge/