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Here at Little Sapling Toys we love trees! (Can you tell? ;)) We love trees so much that we plant a tree for every toy bought. 

Purchasing with a purpose is a big deal to us. Since you are part of our tribe, we think you like purchasing with a purpose as well. We have compiled a few of our favorite companies that really hit the mark with their charitable efforts.

Patagonia

Patagonia is an apparel company that focuses on the environment. You can even use your location to see service projects in your area sponsored by Patagonia!

According to Patagonia.com, " [Patagonia] has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. That calculates to just over $89 million in cash straight to charities that benefit mother earth. 

patagonia - 1 percent

Causebox

Calling all subscription box lovers! This is the subscription you don't want to pass up. For just $49.99-54.95 you will get 6-8 items from leading socially conscious brands. "[Causebox] tell[s] you why a brand gives back, who they are directly impacting, and where their products are made." This will further introduce you to other brands that give back!

Causebox partners with multiple charities to boost their visibility, credibility and valuation and a small portion of their sales will also go to that charity! Some charities they have worked with in the past include: Freedom Firm, Speak Your Silence, The Jessie Reese Foundation, Trees for the Future, Books for Africa, and more!

cause box - purchase with a purpose

Everlane

Everlane, a clothing company, donates $5 to the American Civil Liberties Union for every 100% Human product sold. This is a good brand to focus on right now because of all the division in the world. Your purchase will make a difference. 

Not only are they super charitable, but they are also extremely ethical. Their site shows you who is making the clothes and gives statistics on the goals they try to exceed. Their employees are treated like family. Every employee matters at Everlane. 

Cuddle and Kind

Cuddle and Kind makes the most adorable stuffed dolls for your little ones. With every purchase, C+K donates a meal to a child in need. They will often have boosted campaigns where every doll bought gives 10 meals away. 

Toms

You know them and you love them. For every pair of shoes Toms sells, they will donate a pair to a kid in need in a third world country. Their mantra is "One for one." The company has donated over 1 million pairs of shoes. 

The company they are working with right now is Magic Bus. According to their latest article, "Magic Bus addresses key constraints in children’s education and livelihood by bringing them back into schools, addressing systemic inequalities through community buy-in, and integrating adolescent boys into the conversation on gender equality." Sign us up!

toms one for one

What are some of your favorite companies that promote purchasing with a purpose? Leave a note in the comments!

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