There’s a lot of discussion about the social and economic impact of Black Friday and the holiday shopping rush. Last year, Americans spent over $1 trillion buying holiday gifts. But what if even a fraction of that holiday spending could also reduce poverty, promote human rights, fight climate change, and make the world better?
It can, with Shop for Good Sunday. Check out the Free the Slaves store link for ethically made and environmentally responsible gifts. Think of Shop for Good Sunday as the “Alternate Black Friday.” It’s a day dedicated to shopping with brands that do good for people and the planet. And a portion of the proceeds goes to Free the Slaves programs that liberate the enslaved around the world.
This year, Shop for Good Sunday is December 1. But the storefront will be open until December 31, so even if you can’t shop on Sunday, you can still shop for good anytime.
“Shop for Good” gift guides (powered by DoneGood, Shop for Good Sunday founding partner) make it really easy to get unique holiday gifts from mission-driven brands. You can find jewelry that helps women escape sex traffic in Asia, sustainably-sourced wooden ornaments made in a solar-powered facility and shipped in biodegradable packaging, non-toxic candles hand-poured by refugees earning a living wage, and more items like these that make a positive impact in people’s lives.
People are also encouraged to use Shop for Good Sunday as a time to support local businesses making a positive impact in their communities. You’ll not only be getting your loved ones meaningful gifts, but also making the world a brighter place along the way.