In the spirit of expressing gratitude this Thanksgiving season, we’ve compiled a list of this year’s top 5 donors in TheShareWay database! We want to give a shout-out to these companies for their contributions to the community, and highlight their social good initiatives.
Chipotle has donated to 23 ShareWay nonprofits, making them our top donor of the year. Besides their in-kind donation program, Chipotle has built strong relationships with local communities across the nation through their in-store fundraising program. With over 254,000 fundraisers to date that have raised $74 million in total, Chipotle has supported schools, clubs, and sports teams across the nation. In addition to their reputation for fresh and sustainable ingredients, Chipotle was one of the first national restaurant chains to set official goals towards local sourcing. They are committed to buying ingredients from local farmers and supporting local communities.
Note: Chipotle has closed donations for the year and will be accepting donations starting in late January 2022.
CVS Pharmacy offers drugstore products and accessible prescription pick-up to the communities they serve. While some nonprofits might know them for their gift card donations, CVS also gives back in the form of community grants to health-focused organizations, pharmacy schools, and nonprofit partners in the form of grants and scholarships through their private philanthropic foundation. On a national scale, CVS proudly partners with organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, The American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC).
Kendra Scott donates a portion of their jewelry profits back to empowering women and supporting youth causes. Recently, they’ve partnered with The Jed Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Inheritance of Hope for the holiday season. Their site also features a “Shop for Good” product line, with profits from specific jewelry pieces benefiting organizations like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and frontline worker groups. Founder Kendra Scott has also established the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Institute that offers training classes and a community for women leading their own business. Their Kendra Cares program benefits pediatric hospitals, offering a customized jewelry experience for young patients.
With a wide variety of affordably-priced yarns, needles, instructional and pattern books, and other supplies, Knit Picks is a one-stop shop for knitters and crocheters everywhere. They proudly provide ethically-sourced yarns, carefully examining supply chains to ensure their yarns are made in safe and fair conditions. Additionally, Knit Picks prioritizes collaborating with and supporting BIPOC businesses and designers in the crafting community. They’re committed to creating an inclusive space for all creators, and have pursued this through collaborations with independent designers over the past ten years.
Specializing in carefully-curated gift baskets, The BroBasket was founded on the idea of creating a new gift-giving experience. Their donations constitute the bulk of their charitable giving, but they also offer a corporate gift giving program, ideal for those looking to express their gratitude for their clients or employees. They offer customization and engraving services for their corporate gifting boxes, allowing corporations to add a personal touch to their gifts. The BroBasket’s specialty is boxes and baskets made with high-quality beers, whiskey, and other spirits, perfect for meaningful gift-giving and expressions of thanks to any connoisseur of alcohol.
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