Today marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season and DGB wants to help you shop responsibly and charitably.
Your DGB for today is to log into Amazon through smiles.com.amazon for all your regular Amazon purchases. They give .5% of your purchase to a charity of your choice at no extra cost to you, all while you shop in your underwear. Amazon Smile has over one million charities to choose from. We suggest your local ACLU, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, or the Human Rights Campaign. We keep ours bookmarked, so we won’t forget to use it this season and all throughout the year. You can also check out Amazon Handmade to support small businesses.
If you aren’t an Amazon shopper or you are looking for responsible gift ideas, we have researched and provided a list so you have one less thing to do.
Threads 4 Thought: You can find ethical and sustainable clothing for women and men. Their mission is to bring environmental change to the fashion industry.
Penzeys Spices: They focus on the promotion of kindness and were recently boycotted for speaking out against the racism surrounding the election.
Sackcloth & Ashes: For every blanket purchased, they will donate one to your local homeless shelter.
Thistle Farms: Started at home for female survivors of abuse, addiction, and sex trafficking, they now sell natural bath and body products and employ residents and graduates of their program.
Local businesses owned by people of color: Blackownedbiz.com
Your Favorite Local Thrift Store: The best option for taking care of the environment and giving money to a good cause. Recycle, reduce, reuse, and close the loop...sing it with me now.