Giving Tuesday: Shop for a Good Cause

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Move over, Cyber Monday–Giving Tuesday is about to steal your thunder. Launched by a team of do-gooders, this new campaign is focused on creating a national day in which everyone gives back (after two days of receiving deals). So in the spirit of helping others, we’ve rounded up a list of stores and websites that will donate money to various charities when you shop. Check out our list, and consider how you might give back this year.

Lord and Taylor will give shoppers who donate $5 to the Red Cross of the Greater New York Area a 20 percent off coupon for one item and a 15 percent off coupon to use toward their entire purchase. The retailer is also donating $1 to the Red Cross for every like on their Facebook page (up to 10,000) until Christmas.

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Join Red will gift proceeds from sales of its merchandise to the Global Fund, which aims to help pay for AIDS treatment and prevention in Africa. Participating retailers include Bugaboo and Apple.

When you buy and sell products on LoveMyCharity.org, a portion of the proceeds will be given to the charity of your choice. And, no, the Better Business Bureau-approved non-profit does not take a fee for its services.

Have a beauty product lover on your list? Shen-Beauty.com is offering up all of its profits from Kate Logan products until Christmas.

If you’re flush with cash, bid on one of  Bloomingdale’s luxe experiences, including lunch with Rachel Zoe to a visit to the set of ABC’s Once Upon a Dream. All of the proceeds will benefit the Child Mind Institute. Bids will be accepted through December 13.

Sick of shopping and just want to give? Check out JustGive.org, which works with a number of charities.

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At Gap, half the profits from sales of Gap (Product) Red merchandise go to the Global Fundto help finance AIDS treatment and prevention programs on that continent.Source: http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/business-ethics-corporate/4974213-1.html#ixzz2DNLLZKsy