4 Companies Who Are Giving Back To Charity This Year

Posted on: 12th February 2016

There’s no denying it; money makes the world go round. However, even though it seems like we live on a planet full of greedy corporate powerhouses, it’s a wonderful relief to know some companies do a hell of a lot of good. Here are four fabulous companies who are giving back to charity this year, in the best possible way!

Project 7

Project 7 sells specialty gum and mints, in addition to water, snacks, and clothing. The company is dedicated to giving back in seven areas of need; Save the Earth, House the Homeless, Feed the Hungry, Quench the Thirsty, Heal the Sick, Teach them Well, and Hope for Peace. For every product purchased, they make corresponding donations to each area through their non-profit partners, including Camfed, Samaritan’s Purse, and World Vision!

Hand In Hand Sustainable Suds

Founded in 2011, this bathroom products retailer is a charity’s dream. Understanding the difficulty most non-profits face trying to obtain funding, married couple Courtney and Bill have initiated a business based on the concept of sustainable giving. For every product purchased, Hand in Hand  donates a bar of soap and a month of clean drinking water to children in need. Quite the initiative!

Faucet Face

This clean water company has a particular focus on residents on the outskirts of towns in the Thane district, Maharashtra, India, where many residents drink and bathe in contaminated river water. However, because of the rural location, it’s logistically difficult for the government to install plumbing directly to their homes.

As such, Faucet Face instigated the 1 for 100 Program. That is, a donation to clean drinking water charity Third Millennium Awakening, of 2.5 per cent of all profits from hose water and glass water bottles, plus a filter for every five individual bottles sold. This goes a long way towards saving lives!

Panda Sunglasses

Aside from having an adorable name, Panda Sunglasses makes bamboo-framed shades for a good cause. For every pair purchased, they provide an eye examination and prescription glasses to someone in need, through their non-profit partner Optometry Giving Sight. The donations also cover the costs of building optometry schools, and training future optometrists. In addition, the generosity of Panda funds the training of local eye care professionals, and develops vision centres. Never underestimate the gift of sight!

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