Want to do some shopping and do some good—at the same time? Sandy Stonesifer, writing for Slate, offers some ways to buy for the betterment of humanity:
- Go for products that donate a portion of proceeds to charity—like Product (Red) iPods, which give to the Global Fund, and pink playing cards, which donate to breast cancer research.
- Web sites like Goodshop let you send a piece of your purchase price to charities.
- Buy a pair of shoes from TOMS, and another pair goes to a needy child.
- eBay gets philanthropic with World of Good, a site whose retailers are all “eco positive” or “people positive.”
- Nest, Aid to Artisans, and Global Exchange help artisans in a variety of ways, including through micocredit loans and fair-trade stores.
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