If you are struggling to find ways to give back, you might have more options than you realize. Did you know that doing something as simple as purchasing bottled water could save a person’s life?
If you want to help make a difference, check out these five philanthropic companies who do more than just make a buck.
People Water is concerned about the lack of clean drinking water in many parts of the world. For every bottled water or product purchased, People Water will use the profits to repair and build wells, establish water purification systems and research new technologies. Instead of the other name brand waters, try People Water and contribute to the cause.
One smile is great, but two smiles are better than one. Smiles Squared has implemented a one-for-one program, and for each toothbrush purchased, they will donate one to a child in need. The program currently serves children in the United States, along with those in 25 other countries. Dr. Andrew Stoddard, a dentist in Pocatello Idaho, said, “countless health issues can be avoided by simply improving oral hygiene.” Instead of purchasing your regular name-brand toothbrush, try out a Smiles Squared brush and help someone in need.
The Cassette Company
The Cassette Company’s G1ve Program, in partnership with RestoringVision.org, donates a pair of reading glasses for every pair of Cassette sunglasses purchased. By 2020, the company hopes to have donated more than 20 million pairs of reading glasses. So, the next time you need a good looking pair of sunglasses, help the cause and try out The Cassette Company.
It is no secret that germs and bacteria are the cause of countless diseases and illnesses. SoapBox Soaps is focused on saving lives and improving the hygiene of people worldwide, and they do this by donating a bar of soap for every product purchased. They estimate they have given 187,000,000 bars of soap, donated to 66 countries and have saved 3300+ lives.
Arguably one of the most well-known one-for-one organizations, TOMS shoes has made a tremendous contribution to the welfare of people all around the globe. Starting with their shoe lines, for every pair of shoes you purchase, they donate a pair of shoes to a person in need. This program gained significant traction, and TOMS is now contributing prescription glasses, medical treatments, clean water and education to people globally. Their increased product lines allow more opportunity for consumers to help with the cause.