I was compensated for my time in writing about DoGoodBuyUs but all opinions are my own.
So many times purchasing an item is about the exchange of money for goods but it doesn’t have to be thanks to companies that have made it their mission to integrate social good into their business practices. Our purchases have the power to outfit individuals around the world, assist non-profits in our community, and provide sustainable income by supporting artist communities. Proceeds from items we buy can also fight poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation and other life-threatening illnesses around the globe.
Called “the marketplace for social good/s,” DoGoodBuyUs is the largest site for “Goods that Do Good” that provides one stop shopping for consumers who want to change the world through what they buy. Whether shopping for tea, t-shirts, rain boots, coffee, jewelry, soaps, apparel, etc. the idea is that anyone can “do good” by buying items made and sourced from countries around the world whose purchase supports worthy causes.
This Mother’s Day make a purchase that you can feel good about since 50% of the purchase price of any item on DoGoodBuyUs directly benefits others. To get you started on your shopping, I’ve selected 6 items to show the wide variety of items available from DoGoodBuyUs that help make a difference.
Heavenly scents like Lemon Tea, Aloe Lily, Lavendar Musk, Vanilla Honey, Yuzu Coconut, and Pacific Redwood will help anyone maintain their zen. Beautifully packaged in a recycled black cherry soda bottle, each candle is made with with a natural, non-GMO soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance, and a lead-free wick that burns for approximately 35 hours. These candles benefit:
Blessing Bag by ABAN ($15)
Every woman can always use a pretty waterproof cosmetic bag and the Blessing Bag is not only just the right size (5.5” x 8.5”) but is made from colorful, handmade batik fabric and features a tag with the picture and story of a girl in Ghana as well as a handmade bead charm to allow consumers to connect the product with the name and face of an a former street girl who receives a month’s savings that is put towards her future. The purchase of any ABAN product from DoGoodBuyUs supports the belief that every girl has a unique and personal dream since the company provides the financial boost and personal assistance needed for these girls to transition from a life in the streets to a respectable standing in society.
Awali means classic in Swahili and whether you wear a black, gray, or turquoise bracelet by itself, stacked with another, or among others on your wrist, the proceeds support empowerment organizations such as after school programs, microloans, educational initiatives, and career development organizations. I personally love the contrasting materials featured on each bracelet!
There is nothing zen about an unruly yoga mat so corral yours in a cute tote featuring a tag with the name of the woman who sewed it. Proceeds from this purchase support disadvantaged and handicapped mothers in Kenya become more self-sufficient and take care of their families.
Fans of reusable bags will love the totes made by the Cambodian Children’s Fund, and organization that supports women by providing paid training as they learn to cut, sew, and design these bags while receiving education through the building of more community schools. With a durable exterior and a colorful fabric lining in a contrasting color, these totes as equally useful as summer beach and pool totes as they are throughout the year.
Summer is coming and chances are a new pair of flip flops would be a welcome gift to usher in a new season. Made of all natural ingredients and free of PVC, Cinnaflopz are infused with a cinnamon packet! Cinnamon is a spice that is commonly harvested in Vietnam and the purchase of Cinnaflopz empowers cinnamon farmers in the Tien Phuoc District of Vietnam who stay employed and make enough money to care for their families
The many products available from DoGoodBuyUs allow for various price points to fit any budget for Mother’s Day gifts. I love the selection that the site offers as well as standard shipping of $4.95. Mother’s Day shipping is free with the code “welovemom.”