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This holiday season, share the love with friends and family by shopping local with gifts that give back! These companies support community initiatives and give back to charitable causes and efforts. No matter who you’re shopping for, these gifts are sure to keep on giving.
A Capsule for Change—$399
As the official style partner of the Toronto Raptors, The Bay has released its second capsule collection with the team, with 100 per cent of proceeds supporting the Hudson’s Bay Foundation Charter for Change. The collection is fronted by Raptor’s forwards Pascal Siakam and Dalano Banton. The second installation of the collaboration features 15 pieces of streetwear staples including hoodies, jackets, and sweatpants.
The varsity jacket shows off the Raptors basketball logo along with Toronto branding to showcase your love for the team.
Charity Advent Calendar—For a donation of $24
Enjoy a surprise every day leading up to Christmas—but this surprise isn’t a chocolatey treat. Instead, you get to do a new good deed every day. Behind each door, you’ll find a specific project that is made possible by a Canadian charity. Since 2020, the 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar has given 75,906 medical treatments, 76,256 educational tools, 64,200 food security and meal programs, and much more.
Focus Eyeshadow Palette—$48
For every product purchased, Thrive Causemetics donates to help communities thrive. Through their giving partners, the beauty brand supports a wide range of causes, including fighting cancer, surviving domestic abuse, emerging from homelessness, racial and social justice, LGBTQ+ and more.
The Focus Eyeshadow Palette uses semi-permanent micropigment technology to deliver rich pigments, while providing hydrating and smoothing benefits to the eyelids. The eyeshadow quad is available in three colour palettes.
Night Print Scarf—$89
Obakki is a purpose-led lifestyle brand that works with artisan partners, who create handcrafted goods. With the Obakki scarves, 100 per cent of the proceeds go directly toward drilling clean water wells in Africa—so far, having drilled more than 4,000.
The Night Print Scarf benefits the community of Nutka in South Sudan, where a lack of clean water threatens the most vulnerable—women, children, and the elderly.
Northern Logger—Starting at $3.01
Sleeping Giant Brewing Company’s beers are inspired by Lake Superior and the rich Canadian heritage of the Great White North. From January 1 to February 14, for every Sleeping Giant product sold at participating locations, 50 cents will be donated to local Thunder Bay charities, which the brewery calls their Craft Cares event.
The Northern Logger is an award-winning Golden Ale, which is light and makes for easy drinking. The brew is one of their featured products, representing a Canadiana cartoon on the bottle.
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