Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019) is an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season, immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Many stores are participating today; some are matching their customers’ donations while others are donating a portion, or all, of the proceeds from today’s sales to charities. Meanwhile, brands like Bombas and TOMS do this every day; they offer a buy-one-give-one model all year long.
If you’re all shopped out after Cyber Monday but still want to give back, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof puts together an annual charitable “gifts with meaning” guide (stand-by for the 2019 issue) with charities to consider donating to, and Givewell.org lists which charitable causes get the most bang for the buck. Even apps like Charity Miles turn your physical activity into charitable donations.
19 stores participating in Giving Tuesday 2019:
- Outdoor Voices/Instagram
100% of the sales of this limited-edition long sleeve T-shirt will be donated to the ACLU.
Food52 is donating 5% of today’s sales to No Kid Hungry.
Take 10% off your mattress order and the company will donate a pair of sheets to a group of non-profit partners it works with all year long to ensure more people have access to better sleep.
Rothy’s is donating $25,000 to Teach For America’s STEM program and donated 2,000 pairs of Rothy’s to Teach For America volunteers. All year long, educators get 20% off select styles.
10% from every purchase of a limited-edition print will be donated to support youth activists at PERIOD who are fighting period poverty.
Say “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots” to donate a toy to a child in need, and Amazon will match your donation.
Bid on unusual inventory like Yeezys signed by Kim Kardashian West and a microphone signed by Kacey Musgraves, and eBay will donate 100% of the proceeds to charities.
- The Inside
The Inside is donating 10% of sales to Humble Design, which helps furnish homes for families transitioning from homelessness.
Take up to 70% off your purchase. A portion of proceeds from each purchase helps bring yoga to kids via the company’s nonprofit, Alo Gives.
Driftaway is giving $1 per order to World Coffee Research. Also, take 10% off gift subscriptions with the code “GIFT10!” at checkout.
- Universal Standard
Take 25% off everything, and 10% of all profits today will go to Planned Parenthood.
Senreve is donating 20% of today’s sales to Dress for Success, an organization that supports women in their job search and career trajectory.
Take 25% off sitewide plus get free shipping, and Coyuchi will donate 1% of every purchase made to combat climate change through a partnership with 1% For The Planet and Fibershed.
For every bundle of underwear ($35 for 10 pairs) sold, Aerie will donate underwear and period supplies to women and girls in homeless shelters through a partnership with Deliver Good and LOLA.
- Nordstrom Rack
Nordstrom is partnering with four charities (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Good+Foundation, Big Brother Big Sisters of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada) to raise $1 million in donations. For CMNH, you can donate here. Donate to Good+Foundation here. Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters here.
Treasure & Bond donates 2.5% of net sales to programs that empower youth through a partnership with WE.
Etsy is matching donations up to $50,000 to its CERF+ disaster relief fund.
- Primary Goods
Primary Goods is donating 10% of its profits today to SOME, a community-based service organization that aids residents of Washington DC who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. Plus, save between $10 to $200 depending on how much you order today and get free shipping.