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Why Give a Damn Goods Doesn't Give Back

While Give a Damn Goods supports the cause-worthy missions of multiple  brands, at this point in time we don't give back monetarily....why? Well in all honesty, I can't afford to right now. I launched this mini online marketplace about a month ago! And with experience working on The Honest Consumer, I've seen a lot of brands that are so focused on giving back, sometimes their own finances and livelihood suffers.

I don't want that to be Give a Damn Goods. I want to grow Give a Damn Goods into a movement that encourages consumers  to  use their  purchase power  for good, supports other small businesses with impact, & is financially able to  give back too. But that's a lot and I'm not there yet. 

With both platforms, The Honest Consumer & Give a Damn Goods I'm able to give exposure to a lot of smaller social impact brands, but in order to that, my business has to be financially stable. Which is still a work in progress. Right now, I don't even get a steady salary even with all the work I put into both The Honest Consumer & Give a Damn Goods. Crazy, right! You all know how much time I put into it all. But it's just not at a point where I can do that.

So no, right now I'm not able to give back monetarily. I would love to get to a point where we could donate a portion of sales or profits to a charitable organization. I'm working towards that, but I'm not there. And that's okay. That's part of the journey as a social entrepreneur. Learning your values, your limits, & setting goals.

All the goods in our shop do good and give back in other ways such a s providing sustainable employment to communities in need, using eco-friendly materials to make a positive impact on the environment, & more! And honestly, I think these social impacts are just as, if not more, impactful than monetary donations. Check out our awesome brand partners! Purchase their products to support two  small businesses in one easy purchase AND make a difference!

Ethically Made Leather Bags

Cecilia Tote

$155.00
Social Impact: Lazarus Artisan Goods works in Honduras and Haiti to ignite generational change with employment and vocational training through their non-profit Mission Lazarus. Mission Lazarus' three year program
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Ethical Jewelry Brands: BRANDED Collective provides employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.

Black & Gold Bar Necklace

$44.00
Social Impact: BRANDED Collective provides job training and employment to survivors of human trafficking in Nashville. Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a
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Gifts That Give Back

Love You a Latte Candle by Light Shine

$16.00
Social Impact: Light Shine Candles are made by "mom-preneur," Anna, in Nashville, TN. Candles are made with non-GMO soy, a cotton wick, a made-in-the USA glass jar, and free of
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