While I don’t normally take on guest posts, this is one I just couldn’t resist! I love the concept of big (and small!) retail companies giving proceeds to charities. Please welcome Shannon Ryan:
Hi Everyone, I’m pleased to be here at House of Hollingsworth Blog! I’m passionate about decor and design and excited that there are so many different options to choose from out there. When searching for the right pieces to furnish your home, there is a lot to take into consideration. But sometimes there are more important reasons to choose a brand or product other than whether or not it matches your color scheme.
Recently, more and more companies are launching charitable initiatives to attract customers to their brand, so you can be investing in your home decor while giving back at the same time – truly a win-win situation!
Here are some wonderful brands that offer you the chance to be charitable, while also creating the perfect look and feel for your home.
The Company Store
A home decor brand specializing in bedding, The Company Store is proud of their Buy One, Give One campaign. For every comforter you purchase, they will donate one to a homeless child in America. The comforter is then theirs to keep, even when they are moved from temporary to permanent housing!
Aura Frames are the makers of next generation smart frames that pull photos directly from your phone and display only the highest quality shots. They’ve partnered with charity: water on an exclusively-designed, limited edition frame. For each frame sold, a portion of the proceeds go to help build wells in underdeveloped areas of the world.
This unique home decor brand is known for their dedication to protecting the earth’s natural resources using all-natural, recycled materials to make furniture. For example, they use reclaimed wood in their beautiful and original dining room tables. Also, for every purchase made during their storewide sale, American Forests will plant a tree in an effort to restore forests worldwide.
Ten Thousand Villages
This online marketplace sells everything from jewelry to tableware to wall decor, all crafted in communities throughout the developing world. They give you access to these unique designs and pieces while also giving the artisans the ability to sell their work on a larger scale and receive a sustainable income.
These are just a few companies doing what they can to help those in need, but there are others out there. Which of these would be your prefered way to give back? What other companies do you know of that are helping consumers make smarter purchases? I’d love to know your thoughts!