It's no secret that COVID-19 is impacting everyday life. While we're all social distancing in our homes, essential workers are risking their lives for the benefit of ours.But many brands have found inventive ways to give back to those in need, while also giving us a shopping incentive (we're looking at you, Everlane, Grande Cosmetics and Otherland). Here, a full list of 25 companies who are doing their part to help lessen the impact worldwide. Here are 25 companies doing their part to help lessen the impact worldwide.
1. Alice + Olivia: The fashion brand is offering 25 percent off sitewide with free shipping and donating 10 percent of its net proceeds to No Kid Hungry (a non-profit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty worldwide) indefinitely.
2. Allbirds: Since announcing that it would donate a free pair of Wool Runners to anyone in the healthcare industry, the footwear brand has donated over $500,000 worth of shoes. Now it's offering a “buy-one-give-one” offer in the U.S. If you purchase a pair of Allbirds, it will also split the cost of donating a pair of Wool Runners. Or you can simply donate a pair without purchasing your own (but we highly suggest buying your own—they're the comfiest sneakers in our lineup).
3. Aritzia: As if we needed another excuse to shop Aritzia, the brand is having a 20 percent off sale and donating all profits to its Aritzia Community Relief Fund, which provides financial support to its employees and overseas partners. So far, more than $3M has been raised.
4. Billie: The personal care brand announced it will donate $100,000 to local food banks, which will help individuals who have lost access to regular meals.
5. The Body Shop: No one should have to go without cleansing items due to economic hardship or lack of access. That's why the beauty brand is donating 30,000 units of cleansing products to shelters and senior citizens communities around the U.S.
6. Casetify: Your phone is one of the germiest items you own, so this tech accessories brand decided to create a new phone sanitizer device and they're also donating 100 percent of proceeds from its sales to Global Giving's Coronavirus Relief Fund, which helps send essential supplies, medical responders and food to communities in need.
7. Corkcicle: When you check out online at corkcicle.com, the brand is allowing you to write in your favorite local Corkcicle store and it will send the store location a check, as if the sale was made there.
9. Farmacy Beauty: The clean beauty brand is donating 10,000 meals a day for the next 30 days to Feeding America’s COVID-19 response fund. Plus, it will match each contribution made through its donation link.
10. Grande cosmetics: From now until March 31, Grande Cosmetics is offering 15 percent off for shoppers, and giving 15 percent of profits to Feeding America. Looks like it's time to re-stock your eyelash serum.
11. Haus Laboratories: Lady Gaga's beauty brand has pledged to donate 20 percent of last week's profits to local food banks in both Los Angeles and New York.
12. H&M: The fashion giant has already donated $500,000 to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. And it has now begun producing Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE) products (like masks and gowns) to be distributed to hospitals and healthcare workers around the world.
13. Jansport: We know and love its backpacks, and now the brand has partnered with JUV Consulting to donate 10,000 backpacks full of food to World Central Kitchen, an organization dedicated to feeding those who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The brand is also offering 20 percent off its products for students through April 20.
15. Keds: The classic sneaker brand is supporting women on the ground including nurses, doctors, caretakers, grocery store clerks and more by hosting an Instagram giveaway where you can nominate a woman in your life who is on the front lines. In exchange, you'll be given a code to purchase a pair of shoes to gift the person you nominated.
16: L’Oreal: L’Oréal group, which includes La Roche-Posay, NYX Professional Makeup and Vichy, has started using its factories to produce hand sanitizer and hydroalcoholic gel to help combat shortages brought on by COVID-19.
17: Otherland: Millennial candle brand, Otherland is providing customers with 10 percent off its products and donating 10 percent of sales to Foodbank for NYC with the code SUNSHINE until March 31.
18. Pangaia: The direct-to-consumer clothing brand is supporting Doctors without Borders, an organization supporting doctors around the world, by donating $1 for every post/tip/hashtag @thepangaia on Instagram.
20. Staud: This trendy fashion label is holding a 25 percent off sitewide sale until March 31, and it will be donating 10 percent of sales to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare and deliver meals to seniors in need.
21. Starbucks: If you're a first responder or front lines (that includes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers), Starbucks is saying thanks with a free tall brewed coffee, now until May 3. The Seattle-based coffee company is also donating money to support the delivery of 50,000 care packages to healthcare workers across the U.S.
23. Theragun: In an effort to help relieve medical workers' tension during this stressful time, the tech massage brand is donating its devices to hospitals across the country. It's also donating 100 meals to Feeding America for every device sold on site.
24. Ralph Lauren: U.S. heritage brand Ralph Lauren is donating $10 million to COVID-19 organizations and charities, including the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Part of that donation will also go toward funding the new Vogue/CFDA Fund for Small Fashion Businesses, many of which have been hit extremely hard in this economic crisis. Ralph Lauren is also pledging to produce 250,000 non-surgical masks and 25,000 hospital gowns to help curb shortages due to the outbreak.
25. Paige: One of our favorite denim brands, Paige, is donating 20 percent of all sales to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, to help homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles get nutritious, ready-made meals.