10 Women Owned Small Businesses Who Give Back
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a time to celebrate women-owned small businesses and the vital role they play in our economy. Learn more about our campaign and how you can help!
Today, we want to shine a spotlight on 10 special women-owned small businesses that are doing a little more for the economy and community by giving back. These businesses give back to their communities and support causes that are close to their hearts. When you support these Women Owned businesses by buying their products, you are also giving back to those in need and to important causes.
These 10 business also hold both WBENC Certification and the SBA’s Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification as certified by WBENC. Learn more about WOSB certification.
Katy’s Goodness makes delicious protein-packed cookies and snack bars. Every purchase of these sweet treats supports military families. For any discount you earn, you can choose a military veteran service partner to share the same discount. Katy’s Goodness also has a Thank A Deserving Veteran™ program that allows you to purchase a Cookie Gift Package that includes cookies, a thank you note, and information about services for military, veterans and their families. This gift also includes a $5 donation to one of Katy’s partners.
White Lion Tea makes a variety of teas as well as coffees, including gift sets and tea accessories. Their mission in giving back is centered around economic empowerment. White Lion Tea provides scholarships to girls in Kenya in the villages and regions where their coffee and tea is grown.
Kona Benellie makes the throwbee blanket poncho as well as pillowcases, sweatpants and pet blankets. As a result of purchases of any of their products, they donate blankets to shelter dogs in need. Blankets are often at the top of animal shelter wish lists and Kona Benellie donates blankets specifically manufactured for shelter pets. They are made in calming colors for pets and durable fabric to withstand the industrial washing machines at shelters.
Mulay’s makes sausage with simple and healthy ingredients. The centuries-old recipes create delicious Italian, breakfast, chorizo and bratwurst sausages. Mulay’s donates thousands of pounds of their sausages to food banks and other organizations each year. In addition, they support sustainable and compassionate farming as well as a number of local community centers and schools and national health organizations.
NADI makes organic wild rosehip antioxidant beverages high in Vitamin C. NADI partners with refugees to create a cooperative where refuges collect, harvest, clean and prepare all the rosehips for their beverage. This provides a stable income for refugees and growth opportunities for the communities of the country of Georgia where the rosehips are harvested.
inkWELL Press makes beautiful and elegant planners, notebooks and gift cards to keep you organized and inspired. inkWELL donates Academic Year Planners to teachers and homeschool parents at the start of each school year to alleviate the financial stress on teachers trying to prepare and get everything for their classroom and students. Additionally, they donate their surplus items to women’s shelters and residential treatment centers to empower those women with a tool for their fresh start.
Feed Your Soul bakery makes cookies and other dessert treats. For every dozen cookies purchased, Feed Your Soul donates one cookie to The Coalition for the Homeless for birthday celebrations and everyday milestones. Their mission is to “do a little bit of good every day.” Let’s join them!
Nanland makes a variety of organic coffee in single-serve cups. Nan, the founder of Nanland, has been a volunteer and advocate for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for more than a decade which influences the company’s giving. On behalf of their corporate customers, Nanland makes an annual contribution to their local CASA chapter. CASA is an organization that provides volunteer advocates to represent and speak in court in the best interest of neglected and abused children.
Give A Doggy A Bone makes natural chicken and peanut butter flavored dog treats for pups of all sizes. Give A Doggy A Bone makes regular donations to animal welfare organizations as well as donates a bag of treats for each dog adopted the Animal Adoption Foundation. Additionally, they donate all broken treats to Partners In Prime for seniors who cannot afford to purchase dog treats.
Herbal Papaya manufactures health and wellness products from organic superfruits like papaya, graviola, bamboo and guava. Their teas, extracts and supplements have a wide variety of health benefits like digestion, immunity, blood support, hair loss and more. Ten percent of all their profits are donated to support education for girls in Africa.
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