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Shop and donate to support causes at the same time

If you’re planning on buying a gift, consider one that includes a built-in donation!

There are different ways companies give back, including one-for-one gifts, where every item bought buys a second one for someone in need.

For the person who enjoys personal care products, there’s Soapbox Soaps. They donate a bar of soap for every product purchased.

When it comes to fashionable shades, DIFF Eyewear donates a pair of reading glasses for every pair of sunglasses bought.

If the gift is for a little one, consider a pottery painting kit by Pottery Awesomeness.

For every kit sold a portion of the proceeds are spent on an “Art therapy kit” for a sick child in the hospital.

To buy meals for the hungry, consider a tote or bag by Feed. A leather bag, for example, will buy 100 meals.

And if you’re more of a backpack person, bag by Adventurist will buy 25 meals.

For the plant person, there’s Lula’s Garden. Each garden sold provides six months of safe water for someone in the developing world.

Before you click buy, make sure you understand where your money is going. You can do that by looking up the foundation it’s supporting on the website Charity Navigator.

Reporter:Allison Gormly
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