Feel good about what you buy
Corporate giving is nothing new, but an increasing number of businesses, even small mom-and-pop type shops, are committed to making giving back an integral part of their business. They are donating either a percentage of every purchase or a percentage of profits to local charities.
Not only is this good for business, but charities get a much-needed cash infusion and customers get the added bonus of feeling good about what they buy. Talk about win win!
Crystal Hills Organics is an Okanagan-based beauty company that sells crystal-infused body products like body creams and oils. Owner Andrea Sazwan donates eight per cent of profits to three charities, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, The World Wildlife Foundation and Free the Children. She says that while Crystal Hills Organics only sources fair trade and zero conflict crystals, many people don’t realize that children are quite often used in for mining crystals and semiprecious stones. Free the Children supports fair trade and is against child labour.
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