By now, most of us are well aware of TOMS and its one-for-one charitable premise whereby a pair of shoes is donated to a person in need every time one is purchased. Here’s a look at some other items you can buy to help a variety of worthy causes, a number of which were inspired by TOMS’ business model.
Kenya Bag, $250
Hand beaded, every bag sold provides meals to two children in Kenya for one year.
Wee Earlsferry, $260
For each pair of sunglasses sold, SHAUNS donates a pair of vision glasses and sponsors an eye exam for an individual in a developing community around the globe.
Six Watches, $40 each
This brand makes six watches, each designed to help benefit a specific charity. For example, five red AIDS watches provide AIDS patients with treatment for one month.
Egg by Susan Lazar
Giraffe Charity Tee, $25
The popular childrenswear brand has created a line with 15% of proceeds going to benefit The Stephen D. Hassenfeld Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, a national leader in outpatient treatment of childhood cancers and blood disorders.
10% of the purchase price of this Polo, which comes with custom monogramming, benefits the Pink Pony Fund to support programs for breast cancer screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.
Whiting & Davis
30% of the proceeds from the sale of these clutches will be donated to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (red bag), the International Rescue Committee (black bag) or Save The Children (gold bag).