When you become a parent, you tend to develop a “soft spot” for things like giving back. There’s something about the birth of a baby that makes you realize how truly blessed you are. There are lots of ways to help other people, and donating to charity is one of them.
By donating to or purchasing merchandise from reputable brands who donate their own time, energy and financial resources to make a difference, you can also help to make a positive change in your community. If you are feeling compelled to do more, start shopping with companies like these that advertise their support of children and families.
Infantino is a brand that sells baby toys and products to support safe, fun, play and convenience for children and their families. They have partnered with Changing the Face of Beauty and author Kelle Hampton to bring parents and children the annual Everybody Plays event.
Originally created as a quest for the inclusion of kids with disabilities, the event has now evolved into a mission for acceptance of all parenting journeys. As this journey is different for all families, the brand looks to help everyone come together to share in the common bond of parenthood. The event allows families to come together as a community and share their stories. Armed with great information from keynote speakers and family experts, they are able to utilize what they’ve learned to help them along their journey.
Changing the Face of Beauty
Another brand doing their part to shape communities is Changing the Face of Beauty. The brand’s main mission is to ensure those with disabilities are included in advertising and media. As one of the largest minority groups in the world, the disabled community is often silenced. Getting the disabled equal exposure through media and advertising can shape the world. When you support this company you enable them to help those without a voice to be heard.
Matilda Jane Clothing
Matilda Jane Clothing is a clothing line that is beautifully made and specifically for women and their daughters. The brand uses a portion of their profits and charitable donations from others to give back in a big way. Through the years, they have helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity, partnered with Changing the Face of Beauty (see above), and started their own organization called Janes Give Back, which raises funds to support a variety of organizations around the world.
Livie and Luca
Livie and Luca is a brand that uses sustainable materials and resources to create handmade shoes for proper foot development. They donate 10% of the proceeds from their sales to organizations around the world that are doing charitable works for children and their families. They have also teamed up with Changing the Face of Beauty to show the world that beauty comes in all forms. Livie and Luca also partner with KaBoom, helping to build playgrounds for children in economically challenged neighborhoods.
Giving back is admirable. Much like becoming a parent, it gives you an unspeakable joy on the inside. You can do a lot with your shopping dollars to help shape and support communities from your own city or town to villages across the globe. By investing in brands such as those described above, you’re not only getting things you need for your children and your family, but you’re helping organizations to make a difference in the world.