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How to go shopping, save money, and give back to charities at the same time

In a world where fashion and beauty trends constantly come and go, it’s easy to forget to give back and support others. We may not think of our typical beauty and fashion purchases as ways to support initiatives in our communities, but giving back is a lot easier than one might expect.

Even some of the largest companies have found ways to give back to national nonprofits and initiatives that support and encourage young women and future female entrepreneurs. These big-name fashion and beauty brands support women in business, health and more while saving you money as well.

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor’s clothing is made for every woman’s life and her changing roles not only to help her look and feel confident and beautiful but to inspire her to put her best self forward every day.

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Through the Responsibly Ann commitment, the company is dedicated to empowering the female artisans around the world who make their products by providing health and financial education as well as working conditions where women can reach their full potential. Additionally, the company supports causes that matter to women, such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the ANNPower Vital Voices Initiative to train and empower the next generation of female leaders.

Keep up with the latest initiatives and causes Ann Taylor supports by checking out their Facebook page or donating 2 percent using Ann Taylor coupons from Goodshop.


One of the most well-known names in the beauty game, Sephora encourages bold choices in beauty and in life. Through their Sephora Accelerates program, the company strives to support female entrepreneurs by setting them up with the skills, connections and funding to succeed. The program aims to develop 50 women-led beauty startups by 2020.

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Sephora has also introduced Classes for Confidence, which provides specialized beauty classes for women re-entering the workforce, and Sephora Stands Together, a fund to support employees affected by natural disasters. You can support Sephora’s efforts by visiting their Coupons for Good Facebook page and donating 2.5 percent to a cause or charity of your choice using Goodshop coupons.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Working with their parent company, the Hudson Bay Company Foundation, Saks Fifth Avenue provides support to several charitable partners, such as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Beauty Gives Back and more.

Over the years, Saks Fifth Avenue’s philanthropic efforts have supported over 400 local and national charities and nonprofit organizations as well as communities where stores are located. By shopping through Saks Fifth Avenue’s Goodshop coupons page you can donate 3 percent of your spendings to a nonprofit of your choice and save money, or visit their Coupons for Good page to support the company’s charities.

These companies not only provide plenty of high fashion and makeup choices to help you stay on trend and have plenty of coupons and deals to save money, but you can also support plenty of nonprofits and charities that empower women as well. Who knew you could look good while doing good and saving money?

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