27 companies to shop from that give back all year long — not just around the holidays

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The end of every Christmas movie likes to remind us that the holidays aren’t actually about the extravagant light displays, the indulgent treats, or the number of gifts we receive — it’s simple kindness and the spirit of giving that really count. As overdone this sentiment is, it wouldn’t be a proper cliché if it didn’t hold a bit of truth. 

Other than volunteering with or sending direct donations to nonprofits that make our world a better place, one way you can do your part this holiday season is to support businesses that are doing the same. If you’re gifting your loved ones, it’ll only benefit more parties if you buy from companies with a social and environmental conscience. 

Giving back is woven into the business and daily operations of these 27 companies. When you buy a gift here, you’re also helping to plant a tree, improve livelihoods in underserved areas, save an animal, and many more charitable initiatives. 

Learn more about how the following brands give back all year long. 

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks‘ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.

Everlane

Shop gifts from The 100% Human Collection at Everlane

Everlane donates $5 from every purchase in this collection of tees and sweatshirts to an organization that fights for human rights. It currently supports three organizations: ACLU, Equality Now, and the Human Rights Campaign. 

 

Bombas

Shop gifts from Bombas

Whether you’d like to gift athletic socks, hiking socks, or holiday socks, Bombas has you — and the feet of someone in need — covered. For every pair purchased, it donates a specially-designed pair to a homeless shelter. It has donated more than 11 million pairs to over 1,700 giving partners in the US. 

STATE Bags

Shop gifts from STATE Bags

When you buy a STATE bag, the company fills another with school supplies and gives it to a local student in need at a „Bag Drop“ rally. It also shines light on issues like mass incarceration, the Flint water crisis, and Black Lives Matter through its #WhatDoWeTellTheKids initiatives. 

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