25 Places You Can Shop While Helping Those in Need This Christmas

For me, this is one of the most exciting posts I've put together. I have a heart for small businesses and businesses that support a cause greater than themselves. I've compiled 25 shops and businesses that I follow on Instagram that you can shop at for Christmas this season while giving back to others in need. If you know of others, I'd love to hear about them! Please feel free to share with us all in the comments below! Just click the name of each business and it will take you directly to their site where you can learn more about their mission and see what they sell! 

1. Garment Collective

Ethically sourced. Redemptively made in Nepal by survivors. 

2. Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America" 

3. Project Free 2 Fly

Non-profit supporting, nurturing, empowering unemployed women. Equipping them for long-term success and sustainability in the workforce. Tennessee

4. Proud Mary Global Textiles

Proud Mary works with global artisans in the developing world to create its line of 'ethnic-modern' home decor, personal accessories, and wearables.

5. Tribe Alive

Tribe Alive’s mission is to build sustainable partnerships with marginalized women in developing countries by connecting them to the global marketplace.

6. Stitched Together Uganda

Abide Family Center is located in Jinja, Uganda and works to keep families together. The do this by providing business training and other supports to at risk families. . . .At Stitched Together the tailors learn to sew local items along with products to sell in America. When they graduate from the Stitched Together program they receive a grant of a sewing machine along with all the tools necessary to start their own tailoring business at home.

7. Hope Jewelry Haiti

This store was created to sell jewelry handcrafted by seven women in Port Au Prince Haiti. All sales proceeds are used to purchase supplies, pay the women a wage for creating the pieces, and to meet any needs they may have such as medical, educational, etc. This is a non-profit Christian organization.

8. Noonday Collection

Noonday is a socially responsible business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world.

9. R. Riveter Handbags

Empowering military spouses through creative employment + community.

10. Freely Given Movement

Freely Given is a social enterprise created to rally community behind families in crisis through the power of social media and the sale of uniquely designed apparel.

11. The Shine Project

When you purchase a bracelet, you provide jobs for inner-city youth in America and open doors of education and professional opportunities giving them a chance to break the cycle and change their life.

12. Basha Boutique

Basha creates high quality, unique, handmade products which reflect our love for the traditions of Bangladesh while employing women at risk and survivors of trafficking.

13. The Thx Co.

THX (pronounced "Thanks") is a social enterprise that gives 100% of profits to non-profits.
Donate directly to worthy causes simply through the products you use every day.

14. Heal Ministries

Empowers vulnerable, abandoned women and children in Christ Centered programs that teach sustainability and family preservation.

15. The Root Collective

The Root Collective partners with makers in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes from handwoven textiles. Our makers are defying the odds in their communities, pushing forward with hope in a place where darkness often overwhelms.

16. Be Still Clothing Company

Be Still Clothing Company was started in December 2013 as a means to bring hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak, and comfort to those in pain. Exodus 14:14 says “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to BE STILL,” and Psalm 46:10 says "BE STILL and know that I am God." These verses have been a source of strength to so many in their time of need.  Be Still Clothing Company wants to share this truth with others through our clothing in a fashionable and comfortable way.

17. 25:40 Love

You purchase any item from 2540love.com and we donate 15% of the purchase price to the charity or cause featured. Together, we help the least of these.  We will feature a new cause each month, so check back often! Shop for those you love while giving to those in need.  

18. Priyam Global

We're a catalyst and a connector creating global change for children affected by disability. Fighting poverty and stigma with beauty and action.

19. Mercy Ink

This shop is about way more than beautiful prints or more stuff. It's about spreading TRUTH and HOPE through Scripture prints and jewelry, and also putting that gospel to action by giving generously to Kingdom things.

20. Project Hazina

Selling Fair-trade products made by artisans around the world to help orphans and end sex trafficking. 

21. Love Rowan

Rural orphans and widows AIDS network. Eastern Uganda. We operate in 30 villages in East Uganda. We provide rural medical care, counseling, HIV medication and more. We educate orphans and teach literacy to adults.

22. Sole Hope

Offering HOPE, healthier lives and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief. Uganda.

23. Grace and Salt

CA woodworkers living in Africa till we can bring Ollie and our T1D June Bug home

24. Ara-Collective

We believe every person—despite the social, economic or geographic situation they were born into—deserves the freedom to discover, to dream and to thrive.

25. Amazima

Amazima Ministries livew out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve. All of the jewelry we well is handcrafted by Amazima's artisans, and 100% of proceeds to towards feeding children, empowering women, and changing lives.