7 Brands That Are Giving Back To Communities Across Canada & It's So Damn Inspiring

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7 Brands That Are Giving Back To Communities Across Canada & It's So Damn Inspiring

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Although Giving Tuesday originated in the U.S., it has quickly turned into a global generosity movement. Brands from all over are putting pen to paper and giving back to their communities in numerous ways.

After a full weekend of commercial spending, the organization aims to put the focus back on philanthropic spending. Today's the day to donate as much time and money as you can to your local charities, nonprofits, small businesses and community groups.

Here's a rundown of what a few brands in Canada are doing to give back today. It's easy to get involved yourself, and, in some cases, all it takes is a simple online purchase.

Toques From the Heart

Details: Founded in 2019 by three McMaster students, Toques From the Heart has a simple mission. For every toque purchased on their website, the company will also provide a toque to a Canadian experiencing homelessness. They're also collecting donated socks at dropoff locations in Mississauga and Hamilton now until December 19.

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Our Place

Details: Our Place, the makers of the infamous Always Pan, will be donating two meals to Food Banks Canada for every purchase made for the remainder of 2021. The company's goal is to give people the food they need while also working on legislation that addresses the systemic causes of hunger.

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Graydon Skincare

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Details: Based out of London, Ontario, Graydon Skincare offers plant-powered, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients to soothe and treat your skin. For every bottle of Full Moon Serum sold today, Graydon will donate $1 to Ocean Legacy Foundation, which is a globally-recognized, non-profit organization based in B.C. that aims to remove plastic from oceans and repurpose marine waste into fuel. ⁠Pretty awesome, eh?

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Herschel

Details: To celebrate Giving Tuesday in Canada, the popular accessories brand is donating 10% of all sales to youth arts education programs: Art Start in New York and VIBE Arts in Toronto. VIBE Arts is a charity that provides arts education and creative mentorship to young people in under-resourced communities.

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Nordstrom Canada

Details: For the second year in a row, the retailer is supporting Operation Warm and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada as their holiday partners. Operation Warm is a nonprofit that provides new winter coats to kids in need, and BBBS works to provide life-changing mentoring experiences in over 1100 communities across Canada.

If you're shopping at Nordstrom Canada today, you have the opportunity to donate to these two organizations online at checkout. You can also schedule a $20 virtual Santa shat with proceeds going towards the two organizations.

You can also purchase a Sponsor-a-Moment tag at all Nordstrom Rack stores or a Giving Tag at Nordstrom store, and you can always donate directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Operation Warm, too!

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Indigo

Details: This year, the retailer's organization, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, is providing a total of $500,000 to 50 elementary schools across Canada to help replenish their libraries. Since the foundation's conception in 2004, over $26 million has been raised so far!

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Chickapea

Details: Instead of running Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, the chickpea pasta company (you may have spotted products at Marshalls and Homesense) is donating 100% of sales today to the Community Food Centre, an organization that brings health, belonging and social justice to low-income communities across Canada through the power of food.

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