Designer Brands Benefit Charities with the Purchase of Unique Holiday Gifts

In Fashion Philanthropy by Shalanda Turner

It’s the holiday season! Are you already stressing about what to buy for the loved ones in your life? Stress no more! We’ve compiled a list of amazing gifts that are not only sure to please those special someones, but they also give back! This holiday season help those in need by purchasing gifts for your loved ones that give back to charities and humanitarian efforts.

Michael Kors – Watch Hunger Stop

Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign is a partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP). With every watch purchased, $25 is donated  to WFP.   $25 dollars is enough to provide 100 meals to those in need.  Not only do these watches represent a a good cause, but they are unisex showstoppers. Amazing presents that you can buy for the man or woman in your life. You can also donate directly to WFP via the following link:

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Macy’s — Rwanda Path to Peace

When the bread-winner of your home is wiped out by genocide, how do you restore hope to your family?  The woman of Rwanda came up with a solution: basket-weaving.  Their work was so coveted that in 2005 their baskets were picked up by Macy’s.  The sales of the Rwanda Path to Peace Thanksgiving Baskets help provide income to the homes of these women artisans.  The baskets are sold exclusively at and their flagship store at Herald Square.

Rwanda Path to Peace Basket

Target – FEED USA

Sometimes the plight of others in your own backyard can be overlooked, but FEED’s exclusive collection for Target, FEED USA aims to bring attention to hungry people in the U.S.  The FEED USA collection for Target has over 50 items for sell from bags to scarves. Proceeds from the sale of these items go to the Feed America campaign started by Lauren Bush.

FEED USA + TargetFEED USA + TargetMARC JACOBS – Charitable Graphic Tees

From Aids to Skin Cancer, Marc Jacobs’ line of charitable graphic tees help fund important work. You can purchase a graphic tee from $28-$35.00 under the special items tab on his site. 100% of the proceeds go to the charity represented by the tee.

P-Town Soup Kitchen Charity Tee

Marc Jacobs – PTown Soup Kitchen Charity Tee

NYC Skin Cancer Institute Charity Tee

Marc Jacobs – NYC Skin Cancer Institute Charity Tee

TOMS – One for One

What if there was an organization that gave a pair of shoes to a child in need for every shoe that you purchase? Look no further! Toms was built on philanthropy! Every time you buy a pair of TOMS shoes a pair is given to a child.  That’s not all. TOMS now has an eyesight program through their TOMS eyewear collection. With every eyewear purchase you make, funding is provided to help restore or save the sight of one individuals. These campaigns are called One for One.

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In partnership with VisionSpring, Warby Parker, has a one for one campaign of their own! With every eyeglass purchase from Warby Parker a pair of glasses is given to someone in need!


Do you know of charitable campaigns this holiday season? Share them in our comments below!

About Shalanda Turner

Shalanda “Shasie” Turner is a veteran fashion blogger and social media guru. As's Style Editor, she assists in planning our editorial content by seeking out trends and topics to share with readers. Shalanda’s blog Live Life In Style is a true reflection of Shalanda’s passion for fashion through personal style posts, interviews with fashion industry professionals and fashion event coverage. Shalanda is also the founder of the Houston Fashion Bloggers and has covered Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as the Style Editor for

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