With all those deals you snagged on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, today is your chance to give back to those in need with #GivingTuesday. With the help of some of Hollywood’s boldface names, including the late Paul Walker, we compiled a list of four organizations to help get you started on where you can send donations. Happy giving!
Now this is a reason to shop—and celebrate! For the second year, Vestiaire Collective, a site that serves as a safe platform to buy and sell authentic pre-owned luxury items, is hosting an annual charity sale of “partywear” pieces, which happily coincides with the start of holiday dress shopping. Celebrities and designers alike have donated high-end coveted pieces starting at £100 (or, roughly $162) from their personal collections, with proceeds going to their charity of choice. Scoop up Rachel Weisz‘s pink Joseph dress for £250 (or, $404) or Gemma Arterton‘s leather Armani dress for £750 (or, $1,212), both benefiting children’s charity NSPCC. “We are thrilled that so many leading lights in the fashion world have come out to support our annual charity initiative,” said Fanny Moizant, UK Managing Director of the site, in a statement. “This year we expect to raise thousands for charities from Barnardo’s to NSPCC.” Talk about feel-good fashion! Head on over to vestiairecollective.com to snag a designer piece that’s (finally) worth the splurge.
Kiehl’s famed Creme de Corps body lotion is one of our go-to products all year long, and with the increasing chill to the air, an extra layer of the hydrating formula does the body good. In time for the holidays, the beauty brand is taking an extra step to do even more good by teaming up with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. By purchasing a jar of the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps whipped body butter, you can take a step to end childhood hunger in the United States — up to $100,000 from all net proceeds will benefit the No Kid Hungry cause, which provides additional meals to children in need. One jar provides 380 meals, and in addition to the amazing cause it benefits, we’re also loving the festive drawing adorning the lid by 11 year-old Sofie Shore, daughter of Share Our Strength’s co-founder Debbie Shore. Pick up the Creme de Corps whipped body butter, available in either grapefruit or coriander, for $38 at kiehls.com.
Want to help save a forest today? In honor of the third annual Forest Day, designer Anne Fontaine launched new sustainable bracelets—crafted with natural European leather, nickel-free charms, vegetal tanning and dye—in support of her nonprofit organization, the Anne Fontaine Foundation, which helps with the reforestation and protection of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil (also known as the Mata Atlantica) and encourages environmental awareness in hopes of restoring depleted forests. With the purchase of just one bracelet ($35), seven trees will be planted and today, 50% of all global sales from Fontaine’s boutiques will benefit the cause. “Every day, an area larger than New York City is lost to deforestation and I created Forest Day in order to take action against such a disaster,” the designer said in a statement. To help make your mark in keeping forests alive, shop at one of Fontaine’s retail stores or purchase her bracelets and more at annefontainefoundation.org. Being green never looked so good!
Today marks the third annual International Day of the Girl Child, a day the UN sanctioned in 2011 to recognize the rights and challenges girls from all around the world face. The day is meant to remind us of the fight girls are still fighting, whether it be for the basic right to get an education, improvements in women’s health, or programs for child protection against forced child labor and sexual exploitation. But this initiative doesn’t just have to be one day, it can be every day — and you can help improve the lives of girls in developing countries by doing something as simple as shopping! With every purchase of a handcrafted gift from the World Vision gift catalog, including a Thai crafted wooden beaded necklace, a hand-embroidered scarf from Thailand, a silver cuff bracelet designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India, or the popular semi-precious stone and glass bead necklace, all proceeds help fund numerous programs that prevent exploitation and provide basic needs to girls and women. Shopping to help girls run the world? Count us in!
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Want a few guilt-free reasons to drop some cash this month? Every one of these gorgeous goodies helps fund the fight against breast cancer. Whether you’re in need of a pretty, printed pajama set, or looking to add a statement necklace to your wardrobe, these limited-edition items serve as the perfect way to help make a difference this season. Click through the photos to see which stylish brands have joined the fight, and find out how you can shop for a good cause all October long.
The only thing better than a beauty product that actually lives up to its claims? A product that does so AND gives back to an amazing cause. This fall, we’re stocking our makeup bags with nail polishes, makeup, skincare, and more that do good while helping us put our best faces forward. Currently decorating our vanity: OPI’s emerald green lacquer that donates proceeds to the Sandy Hook Promise organization, Laura Mercier products helping Ovarian cancer research, and soothing Aromatherapy Associates bath oil that does double-duty to aid in the development of a cancer vaccination. But that’s not all — we rounded up more amazing makeup, fragrances, and body washes that benefit even more amazing charities. Click the photo to shop for a cause!