Baked By Melissa; Tivoli Audio
Though we all love Amazon — and it’s two-day shipping — sometimes your spending habits could be used for the greater good. Or at least, for one month, you could try and support the LGBTQ rights by giving your hard-earned money to these companies that have partnered with incredible charities to celebrate pride. From headphones and cupcakes to clothes and booze — here’s how to strategize your to-do list to benefit this welcoming, inclusive community.
Need a new speaker? Now is the time to upgrade your old standby to support the LGBTQ community. Tivoli Audio created 100 limited edition rainbow Andiamo Speakers in honor of Pride. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this special product will be donated directly to BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Transgender Youth.
Whether you need a new tank top, a swimsuit or a pair of shorts, there is something for every wardrobe in Express’s Pride Collection. This year, they’re donating 25% of the net income from each item purchased by July 15. They’re pledging a minimum of $100K and hope this money will support the goals of GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
This household grooming name has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years — and now they’re taking their trendy factor to help others. This year, they teamed up with illustrator José Roda to offer a limited edition Shave With Pride set. The artist created a colorful box and a one-of-a-kind “Shave With Pride” handle, which is also available on Harry’s site. Here’s the impressive kicker: 100% of the proceeds from this product will go directly to The Trevor Project.
For those who claim wanderlust as their middle name and mantra, consider this the kick you need to finally learn a new language. This month, Rosetta Stone is offering 25% off everything from Spanish to Italian, using the code LOVEISLOVE. Now, just to say that iconic statement in every country.
INKED by Dani
Every Pride celebration calls for an array of colors, fun costumes and of course, temporary tattoos. That’s why we’re stoked about this partnership between iconic INKED by Dani and The Trevor Project. This month, they are donating 15% of the proceeds from the sales of their ‘Psychedelic Glitter’ rainbow set to this important charity that benefits the LGBTQ community under the age of 25.
If you’re hosting a party for Pride, consider ordering centerpiece flowers from this forward-thinking company. This year, UrbanStems launched two bouquets — The Pride and The Festivals — and $5 from each sale will benefit The Trevor Project.
In honor of Pride month, this part-champagne, part-gummy bear company is raising funds for GLAAD. Sugarfina picked three types of their iconic candy — Rainbow Bears, Sour Rainbows, and Chocolate Confetti — and 100% of the net proceeds of online purchases will go directly to the charity. As if you needed another excuse to engage your sweet tooth!
Known for their uber-comfortable fit and fun styles, Bombas is going the extra mile to help others this June. They are giving up to one million pairs of socks to the homeless LGBTQIA community through the end of the month. This will account for 40% of all of their donations, and if you want to support their efforts, consider buying this limited-edition pair yourself.
Baked By Melissa
Bite-sized cupcakes are never a bad idea — and this June, you have the perfect excuse to order a dozen or so. Baked by Melissa believes love should be celebrated throughout the year, but in honor of Pride, they’re hosting their fourth annual fundraiser, where they will donate 10% of the net proceeds from their Pride collection to the LGBT Community Center in NYC.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Your happy hour cocktail just got happier with Tito’s effort to help the LGBT community this June. They will donate $1 per cocktail — up to $15,000 — purchased at various bars and restaurants across the state of New York. These proceeds will benefit the National Park Foundation which is raising funds to build the Stonewall National Monument.
KIND Healthy Snacks
KIND is making history this year by changing their iconic wrapper for the first time — ever. They’re showcasing custom designs that will support the communities that haven’t always received kindness from others, like those part of LGBTQ world. As part of their partnership with the Ali Forney Center, they will also donate 100% of the proceeds from their limited-edition KIND Pride bar.