Shop for a Cause

Check out these items to support local nonprofits (and look good doing it).

ILLUSTRATION BY ZARA PICKEN

Want to support local causes and look good doing it? Give these items a try.

 

Cincinnati Nature Center Bowtie

Since 1996, the monarch butterfly population has declined by 97 percent. The Cincinnati Nature Center’s “Milkweed to Monarchs” initiative educates the community on the fragile plight of the monarch and promotes the widespread planting of milkweed in Southwest Ohio and beyond. With the purchase of this bowtie, you can help the cause—$10 of each sale goes to the CNC. $65

Dragonfly Foundation T-Shirt

The COVID-19 crisis has been hard for everyone, especially for the most vulnerable among us. With its “Hugs Will Resume Shortly” T-shirt, in partnership with Cincy Shirts, pediatric cancer charity The Dragonfly Foundation reminds us to focus on what’s important. $17

Fiona Dessert Plate

In celebration of Cincinnati’s most famous hippo’s fourth birthday, Rookwood Pottery created this dessert plate to honor Fiona’s playfulness and persevering spirit. A portion of the proceeds from each sold bowl benefit the Cincinnati Zoo. $45

Catherine D. Designs Bangle

This bangle by artist Catherine Domka is a hand-cut, colored, and embellished example of her passion for classic decoupage art. An extra bonus? A percentage of each sale is donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. $75

Rhinegeist’s Pride T-Shirt

Show your pride for Cincinnati as well as a great cause with this rainbow striped Rhinegeist Brewery T-shirt, available year-round. A portion of all sales will go to GLSEN, an advocacy group working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. $25

Rita Headband

The Rita headband may be the “necessary accessory” for a casual and cute hair day, but the nonprofit work of its seller, Aruna, is more important. The athleisure wear brand’s Aruna Project offers empowerment through employment and provides holistic care for victims of human trafficking. $17.50

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