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Holiday Sales That Give Back

Where to donate while you shop.

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Giving Tuesday, now in its fifth year, is meant to offset that consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday through donations, activism, and volunteer work on November 29th. The below list of brands are all donating a portion of their proceeds today to different charities.

If you just want to donate — minus the shopping — here’s a list of organizations that could really use your help right now, from the American Civil Liberties Union to Black Lives Matter to Planned Parenthood and more.

Building Block
Throughout the rest of November, the brand is donating 40% of all online orders to The Center for Constitutional Rights, a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The brand regularly donates 10% of its proceeds to animal welfare (SPCALA) and pediatric cancer research (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles). Tomorrow, it’s offering 40% off sitewide as an extra incentive to shop for a cause.

Misha Nonoo
10% of today's sales will be donated to Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech.

Veronica Beard
For every transcation made on the Veronica Beard website today, $10 will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Enter the code THINX4WTA at checkout, and $5 from each pair of Thinx underwear will be donated directly to Women Thrive Alliance, a global community of women's rights and gender equality activists and organizations committed to amplifying the voices of women and girls in policymaking spaces.

Vestiaire Collective
Proceeds from the Designer Archive Charity Collection — which includes donations from Charlotte Olympia, Christopher Kane, Chloe, Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo, and more — will go toward charities from the designer’s choice. That includes Women for Women International, Save the Children, and The Royal Marsden.

The New York City-based shoe brand is partnering with The Bowery Mission, The New Museum, and ICP Museum by accepting donations of gently-worn shoes at its West Village and Soho stores through December 18th. A percentage of sales made through this time will cover the cost of repairing and refurbishing the shoes before they’re given to someone in need. Customers who donate will also receive 20% off their same-day purchase. If you’re not in New York City, you can also donate a pair of shoes here.

Athleta is currently collecting donations for its charity partner, Girls on the Run, at each of its locations (all donations will go to the local chapter near the store). On Tuesday, November 29th, online shoppers will also be able to donate as well. (More details here.)

Now’s a great time to shop Gap's RED collection, where a portion of proceeds are donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

For every cold-weather item purchased on the accessory and home brand’s website through Christmas Eve, a comparable item will be donated to teens transitioning out of foster care through the non-profit organization Together We Rise.

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