22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits
The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday sales this year will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion and that online shopping will jump a whopping 12 percent to $96 billion. These are the best numbers we’ve seen since the beginning of the Great Recession in late December 2007. For nonprofits that have online stores or receive a percentage of profits from ethical retailers, it could be a banner year for online sales.
All that said, when doing your shopping this year, please be conscious of the power of your spending and put your dollars to work for good by purchasing from any of the 22 online gift stores that benefit nonprofits – especially on #GivingTuesday.
1. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Online Store
ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
2. Amnesty International Shop
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and
promoting human rights.
3. BeadforLife Store
The profits from the BeadforLife Store go into training and community programs in Uganda and education in North America.
4. Best Friends Animal Society Store
BFAS runs the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States and works nationwide to create a time of No More Homeless Pets.
5. Field Museum Online Store
The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures.
6. J. Paul Getty Museum Store
The Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality.
7. Global Goods Partners Fair Trade Gift Store
Global Goods Partners is dedicated to alleviating poverty by strengthening women led development initiatives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
8. Human Rights Campaign Online Store
100% of every purchase goes to HRC’s fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
9. Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums.
10. Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) Store
The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of
modern art in the world.
11. National Geographic Store
National Geographic’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet—and every living creature on it bu promoting and funding natural and cultural conservation projects.
12. National Public Radio(NPR) Shop
NPR creates and distributes award-winning news,information, and music programming to a network of 959 independent stations.
13. National Wildlife Federation Online Store
National Wildlife Federation’s mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife
for our children’s future.
14. Nature Conservancy Online Marketplace
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
15. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Online Catalog
PETA focuses its attention on preventing animals suffering on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.
16. Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Online Shop
PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom—the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world.
17. Sea Shepherd Online Store
Sea Shepherd’s mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
18. SERRV Fair Trade Online Gift Store
SERRV’s mission is to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide.
19. Smithsonian Online Store
The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.
20. St. Jude Online Gift Shop
St. Jude’s mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
21. Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Gift Store
Ten Thousand Villages’ mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries by bringing their products and stories to our markets.
22. World Wildlife Fund Gift Center
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.