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Giving Tuesday Sales That Do Good

From donating to charity to building new schools.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about consumption, and a lot of it. We here on this very website posted over two dozen shopping stories on what you could buy on sale over the last few days. And while that’s all well and good and certainly serves a purpose, we also want to make sure that we’re calling out the sales that give back, from those that offer a percentage of profits to different charities to larger initiatives like building new schools or offering factory employees free, healthy meals.

Check out the list below, and let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything — we’ll continue to update this post as more come in. Don’t feel like shopping, or would rather just give your money straight to a cause? Here’s a list of important organizations to get you started.


Cuyana: For every item bought on the brand’s website, Cuyana will donate an item to its nonprofit partner, H.E.A.R.T., which stands for Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma. You can’t go wrong with the leather goods, but the brand also has some great sweaters too.

Madewell: The brand will be donating 20% of every purchase you make both in stores and online to one of three causes, depending on what code you use at checkout. To donate to Habitat for Humanity, use code HABITAT; for Surfrider Foundation, use code SURFRIDER; and for Girls Inc., use code GIRLSINC.

Kotn: The basics brand is donating 100% of proceeds this weekend toward building a school for kids in Egypt — you can read more about the initiative here. We recommend the Easy Crew ($32) and the Fitted Turtleneck ($45) if you’re not sure where to begin.

Bombas: The sock brand has a one-for-one model year-round, where one pair of socks is donated for every pair bought. Right now, it’s also offering a 20%-off discount sitewide. Stock up with sets like the Merino Wool four-pack.

Summersalt: The swimwear brands is donating 100% of its profits today to the Lonely Whale, which supports ocean conservation. All of Summersalt’s bathing suits come in at $95 or less, and a current favorite is this mesh one-piece.

Charlotte Tilbury: On Tuesday, 15% of all sales from the beauty brand’s website will be donated to Women for Women International. Currently, there’s a pretty decent deal (20% off) on the Ultimate Party Look set.

Free People: This one starts on Tuesday, when 25% of profits online and in stores will be donated to the charity Girls Inc.

Alex and Ani: From now through December 28th, Alex and Ani will be honoring Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day by donating 100% of all proceeds from each INSPI(RED) bracelet ($38) to benefit the Global Fund To Fight AIDS.

NYDJ: The denim brand, catering to both straight and plus-sizes, will donate one item of clothing to Clothes4Souls for every pair of jeans or “Gift of Fit” Gift Box purchased in stores or online from Giving Tuesday through the end of 2017.

Ipsy: The personalized monthly makeup and beauty subscription put together a special collection of 13 products, ranging from a tote bag to a full-size Morphe brush, for $28. All profits will go to Ditch The Label, an anti-bullying charity.