When you make a purchase, what do you expect from the company you’re doing business with? Obviously, you’d expect great products or services, affordability, and quality customer service, but what if you could get more? There are literally thousands of brands to choose from when it comes to children’s products, household merchandise, food and entertainment. The brands that give back are the ones worth a second look. By choosing companies who support the very communities who provide support to them, you can make a difference.
Your Contributions Help Your Community
For every penny you invest in a business that gives back, you do more than just improve the local economy. Your purchases are used to help improve communities around the world – including your own. Brands who have a passion for more than turning a profit use their financial resources to foster a sense of community. They look for ways to support children and families in living a happy, safe, and prosperous life. Here is a look at a few more advantages to doing business with brands that give back:
They Strengthen Communities – Brands who give back help to strengthen communities, particularly those who are less fortunate than others. Companies such as Livie and Luca, for example, team up with organizations like KaBoom! to help build playgrounds to encourage outdoor play. With your support, the development of more jobs, better homes, and safe places for children to play is possible.
They Build Community Relationships – In this digital era, a sense of community and connection equates to joining groups online or through social media. There isn’t a lot of face-to-face communication which is often the key to shaping communities. Companies like Infantino throw events like Everybody Plays that helps to resolve such issues. Drawn together by nothing more than the joys and complexities of parenting, the organization joins families in the community together to share stories, engage in play, and build relationships. These strong relationships help families to come together, despite their differences, in an effort to create a better world for their children.
They Help Support Causes – Although helping anyone in need is a noble act, helping members of the community who may not have a voice is especially admirable. Changing the Face of Beauty is one brand that is working to show that beauty comes in all shapes and forms and to help the disabled be seen and heard through the media. Your donations help them to help the disabled.
It Feels Good – Wouldn’t you feel great if you knew that when you bought your daughter’s dress from Matilda Jane Clothing that you were also helping an agency to build new homes with Habitat for Humanity in your community? Helping others feels good, no matter how you do it. So, whether it’s a few cents or several dollars, there’s comfort in knowing your money is going towards the greater good. It also provides you with an invaluable lesson to teach your children about the importance of giving to those in need.
As members of a community and parents of children that you hope will grow up in a positive world, expecting more of the brands you shop with can do a lot. It helps to strengthen your community, build social connections, and support major causes. Show your children how to be model citizens by being more mindful of the brands you invest in. Their futures will be brighter because of it.