After the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses often take part in Giving Tuesday as a way to support charities and other worthwhile causes. To give you a sense of what this year’s event (which takes place on November 29) entails, we compiled a list of 10 businesses that are donating a portion of their sales to a cause they care about today.
1. Williams Sonoma
For Giving Tuesday 2022, Williams Sonoma (along with fellow brands Pottery Barn, West Elm, and others) will match customer donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital up to $400,000 in the U.S.
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2. Benefit Cosmetics
In honor of this annual event, Benefit Cosmetics is offering a free holiday card. The brand will donate $5 to Planned Parenthood for every one that’s sent to help the organization continue to provide healthcare services and educational resources to those in need. Additionally, the brand is giving 40 percent of all sale proceeds from its Bold is Beautiful line to partner charities, including Girls Inc. and Dress for Success. Shoppers will also receive free shipping on all items, with no special promo codes needed.
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3. Barefoot Dreams
Bundle up with one of Barefoot Dreams’s CozyChic INSPI(RED) stripe throw blankets and you’ll be helping support a great cause. For Giving Tuesday 2022, the brand has partnered with (RED), and 15 percent of every blanket purchased will go toward the Global Fund, which helps support global health initiatives.
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4. Tory Burch
Looking for gifts that help give back? If you shop the Tory Burch Foundation Collection, all of the net proceeds go to benefit the brand’s foundation, which empowers women to make bigger impacts within their local communities.
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5. Brown Aspiration
The stationery store Brown Aspiration started in 2018 to “celebrate beauty of diversity in the world we live in,” according to the brand’s site. From journals and pens to clips and pins, Brown Aspiration has your stationery needs covered, and a portion of each sale today goes toward two causes, the Entreherneur Foundation’s Grant for Black Women-Owned Businesses and Trees for the Future.
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6. Rose Inc.
This beauty brand is donating 20 percent of all profits today to Girl Rising, which helps to support education for girls worldwide by collaborating with educators, businesses, nonprofits, and other community-based organizations. Girl Rising also offers educational resources, including films, books, and television and radio programming, which helps empower young women.
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7. Kate Spade
Share the love this Giving Tuesday at Kate Spade, where you can get up to 60 percent off virtually everything with the promo code “GIVETUES.” Not only that, but the brand is donating 5 percent of net sales today (up to $275,000) to the Tides Foundation, which supports mental health initiatives and empowerment programs that benefit women and young girls around the world.
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To celebrate this annual charitable event, the brand is giving 20 percent of all proceeds today to the Farmlink Project, which helps fight food insecurity by connecting food banks to farms with surplus food to help those in need. You can also purchase select nonprofit phone grips from the brand, and they’ll donate 50 percent of the net product sales to the organization associated with it.
9. Equator Coffees
Co-founders and couple Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell started Equator Coffees in 1995 to help make lives better through the brown brew. For Giving Tuesday 2022, the brand is giving 100 percent of all proceeds from their Holiday Collection to the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), which strives to empower women within the international coffee community.
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10. Tower 28
Tower 28 founder Amy Liu has had sensitive skin her whole adult life, which limited her access to beauty and skincare products. As a result, she created Tower 28 to ensure that the right ingredients were being used in products for people like her with sensitive skin. In celebration of Giving Tuesday 2022, the brand created the Rescue Tee, and is donating 100 percent of the T-shirt proceeds to Heal The Bay, a nonprofit focused on coastal water conservation efforts in southern California.
Find it: Tower 28
This article was originally published in 2021 and has been updated from its original version.