8 Businesses That Give Back
In March, we celebrate Women's History Month and World Water Day. Leverage your purchasing power to make a difference by supporting businesses that give back to empower women and provide clean water for communities around the world.
- Food52 – This female-led business offers unique recipes and products from kitchenware to pantry goods. Popular in the foodie world, the company also gives back to charitable organizations that focus on fighting hunger.
- The Little Market – This organization offers ethically sourced handmade goods that provide a living wage to women and their families. They also offer literacy workshops, business training and health programs for their female artisans.
- The Citizenry – Purchasing this company's home decor items helps sustain a source of income and provides a positive work environment for artisans around the world. The Citizenry also gives 10% of proceeds back to some artisans to develop their businesses through Entrepreneur Development Grants.
- SPANX – The famous women's undergarment company donates millions of dollars to organizations that empower underserved women and girls. Founder Sara Blakely pledged to donate half of her wealth through her foundation. In 2020, she created a new program called The Red Backpack Fund, which gave 1,080 grants of $5,000 to female entrepreneurs to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their businesses.
- S'well – Buy a stylish water bottle or other products from this female-owned business that partners with UNICEF to contribute clean and safe water to vulnerable communities.
- LifeStraw – With a variety of water filtration products available for purchase, LifeStraw gives back by providing filtration devices to kids around the world. They also conduct follow-up visits for five years to ensure sustainability.
- Hand in Hand Soaps – With every sale of a bar of soap, this company donates a bar of soap to someone in need. It also helps build wells to provide clean water around the world.
- MudLOVE – Your purchase of pottery products provides a week of clean water to someone in need through their partnership with Water for Good.
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