Shop These Brands That Give Back
Millions of people around the world are suffering with emotional and financial burdens caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While some businesses have had to close their doors, others that are still making ends meet have been opening their hearts and helping to raise funds for Covid-19 relief efforts. From grocery stores to dog food outlets to skincare and shoe brands, here are ten companies that are using their sales to help others.
- American Family Insurance – Since fewer people are on the roads and there are fewer accidents, insurance companies currently have lower costs. American Family Insurance is planning to return approximately $200 million to its customers through a $50 per vehicle insured initiative.
- Rhone – The activewear brand is donating 10% of all its profits to the Direct Relief Foundation, a nonpartisan organization currently assisting healthcare facilities with financial aid and equipment.
- Allbirds – This sneaker company has donated shoes valued at $500,000 to healthcare workers. It is also involved with the Better Together initiative through which a pair of shoes is donated to a healthcare worker for every pair bought. Shoppers can also donate a pair of Allbirds to a healthcare worker at a discounted price.
- SummerSalt – For every order of $125 or more spent in the store, the women’s swimwear, sleepwear and loungewear supplier donates $15 to No Kid Hungry’s Covid-19 relief efforts.
- Backcountry – The sport and outdoor gear company has donated 9,000 masks to New York City’s Department of Homeless Services. It is planning to make yet another donation to the homeless and is raising funds through the sale of special-edition t-shirts.
- Thrive Market – Even before the pandemic, the online grocery store had an incentive in which it gave away a free membership to a low-income family, first responder, student, or veteran for every paid membership. Currently, all donations at checkout go towards groceries to those affected by Covid-19.
- Olivela – This skincare company supports No Kid Hungry and Save the Children, both of which are organizations helping to provide food to children who cannot attend school because of closures. For every purchase made, Olivela donates 20% to a family in need.
- Otherland – This high-end candle company is donating 10% of all sales to food banks that operate in New York City.
- Chewy – The online pet supply store has donated nearly $3 million in healthcare supplies, pet food, and other products to animal welfare organizations. At the start of the pandemic, Chewy joined forces with the Humane Society of Broward County and has helped distribute more than $24,000 in food to local families.
- Boll & Branch – Shoppers who buy linen, pillows, mattresses, bath accessories, or gifts from this home store will get a 10% discount and an additional 10% will go towards funding the production of pillows and mattresses for emergency medical care facilities.