Did you know that in Canada, food bank visits have increased by 35 per cent since 2019, with 1.46 million visits to food banks in March 2022 alone? That’s why companies that give something back to the community on Giving Tuesday are great companies to invest in. Taking place this year on November 29th, GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement, celebrating and encouraging Canadians to give in support of their favourite charities or causes. On GivingTuesday in 2021, more than $11.4 million was donated on CanadaHelps.org, which lists all 86,000 registered charities on its platform for Canadians to choose from. There are also companies that are donating portions of sales in the name of the cause. Here are a few. —Jennifer Cox
SkipTheDishes will be donating $1 for every order placed on the Skip network on Tuesday, November 29th to Food Banks Canada, working together to create immediate and long-term solutions to combat food insecurity across the country.
On November 29, Lush Cosmetics in North America will donate 100% of the funds raised through the best-selling Snow Fairy Bath Bomb to the Love and Kindness Project Foundation, a non-for-profit dedicated to fostering love and kindness one creative project at a time.
Top Socks Canada, which is based out of Edmonton, Alberta, have partnered with Boyle Street Community Service to provide socks to those who are the most vulnerable. For every 10 pairs of socks that they sell, they will donate a pair to the city’s homeless population.
The Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop LOVE Organic Cotton Unisex T-Shirt ($48) features a specially designed LOVE patch on the sleeve and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) logo on the back. Michael Kors will donate 100% of the profits (equal to 100 meals) from the sale of each shirt to feed children in need through WFP.
Haus Labs by Lady Gaga believes in spreading love and kindness every day, as well as raising awareness about mental health. She was already donating a dollar from every purchase on HausLabs.com to Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, which supports mental health, and in honour of Giving Tuesday, the brand is doubling its donation from $1 to $2 to further their mission of supporting youth mental health and working with young people to build a kinder and braver world.