12 Purchases That Benefit Medical Workers and Charities

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If you find yourself online window shopping a lot these days, you're not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to use that time to actually give back through your purchases. Whether you need a new bedding set, or you've been eye-ing a new decor accent, here are some items that help medical professionals and charities during this trying time.

1. Otherland Ruby Root Candle, $36

Use code SUNSHINE to save 10% off your purchase at Otherland. The brand will donate 10% of proceeds to Food Bank for New York City.

2. Boll & Branch Classic Hemmed Pillowcase Set (Standard), $45

Through their Helping from Home campaign, bedding brand Boll & Branch is putting 10% of its proceeds towards a new effort to create "mattresses and pillows to donate to emergency medical operations." Use code GOODNESS to get 10% off your purchase and help with the funding.

3. Everlane The 100% Human Woman Unisex French Terry Sweatshirt, $48

Everlane is donating all profits from its 100% Human Collection to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund. We're all about finding cozy loungewear as we spend more time at home.

4. Hedley & Bennett Wake Up & Fight Mask, $22

Hedley & Bennett is currently selling non-surgical masks that are washable and reusable. The "buy 1, give 1" option means that when you purchase one for yourself, the brand will "give one to a healthcare facility in need."

5. Beam The One CBD Tincture, $60

Beam is donating 10% of net sales to the Greater Boston Food Bank. This tincture is meant to help with focus and improving the quality of rest.

5. Caraway Pot Holders, $35

For the month of April, Caraway will donate 1% of profits to Blessings in a Backpack, a national organization that focuses on giving food to children in need.

6. Katie Leamon Mallow Lay Flat Notebook, $30

Olivela is donating 20% of proceeds to Save the Children.

7. TULA Skincare Nourishing and Brightening Hydrogel Mask, $20

Through April 30 (or while supplies last), TULA Skincare is putting 100% of their proceeds from Brightening Hydrogel Masks "directly to getting more medical masks to NYC's COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers."

8. Plover Organic Cotton Face Masks, $25

Bedding brand Plover currently sells zero-waste face masks made of leftover cotton twill. For every purchase, the brand will "donate a set to essential workers and others in need."

9. Ministry of Supply Covid-19 Response Mask Donation

Ministry of Supply is creating 3D Print-Knit Masks for workers in need. You can make a donation on the site, which will help with "continued production and distribution."

10. Sweetgreen Impact Outpost Fund

Ordering in? If you're craving Sweetgreen, make a donation to their Impact Outpost Fund while you're on the site. The program delivers "free sweetgreen to the courageous hospital workers and medical personnel on the front lines of this global health crisis."

11. Made In 8-inch Chef Knife (Pomme Red), $89

Cookware brand Made In will give proceeds from a curated collection to Southern Smoke, a crisis relief organization focusing specifically on people who work in the restaurant and beverage world.

12. MINNA Sustainable Mask, $12

With every mask purchase, MINNA will donate a mask to a "shelter for women with mental health disorders experiencing homelessness." There's also a "donate only" option, which lets shoppers send two masks (instead of keeping one for themselves).


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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