There are several companies in the world who claim to give back to the needy. Some give back in the form of cash donations to charities while others pledge to donate an item to someone in need for each item that they sell. While not all of these companies follow through on their promises, these 20 charitable companies actually give back to the needy.
#1 – TOMS
TOMS is arguably the most well known one-for-one company. The company began as a canvas shoe model where they would donate one pair of shoes for each pair that someone purchased. Since its inception, TOMS has expanded to include boots, eyeglasses, and more. Every product sold by the retailer includes its one-for-one donation match. TOMS products are sold in stores and online.
#2 – Warby Parker
This online eyeglass company promises that for every pair of glasses purchased, Warby Parker will donate the equivalent of a pair of glasses to non-profits around the world. The company also promises it will provide training for locals to give eye exams.
#3 – Panda
Panda sells bamboo sunglasses online with the goal of helping people who need vision exams and glasses. The company counts the number of pairs they sell per month and donate to their nonprofit partner to cover the cost of the same amount of prescription glasses and medical eye exams, according to its website. The funds also provide training for local eye care professionals, as well as the development of infrastructure like vision centers.
#4 – Better World Books
Better World Books donates one book to Books for Africa or Feed the Children for every book purchased on their site. The website began in 2011 and continues its promises today. According to the company’s website, there are “no qualifications, no exceptions, no fine print” to its promise to donate one-for-one.
#5 – BOGO Bowl
BOGO Bowl is a pet food retailer that promises to give one bag of food to shelters and rescues for every bag purchased on their site. BOGO promises that every bag of their food contains love, compassion, kindness, and generosity. The company explains on its site, “Your couch-warming, bed-hogging, sandwich-stealing best friend gets great food with quality nutrition… and so does Chance or Lucky down the street.”