What’s better than supporting local businesses? Supporting local businesses that support a good cause in return. These three Queen City retailers, for example, have totally philanthropic missions.
Ten Thousand Villages
This store’s home goods and jewelry come from artisans in developing countries through long-term fair trade relationships. Support the craft of 20,000 makers in 30 countries who earn a fair living wage in safe working conditions.
2011 Madison Rd., O’Bryonville, (513) 871- 5840, tenthousandvillages.com
Support local women by shopping well-known designer brands and giving high-quality donated women’s clothing and accessories a second life. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success Cincinnati, helping women achieve economic independence.
209 W. Fourth St., downtown, (513) 322-1782, portaluca.org
Browse new and used appliances, furniture, cabinets, building products, and household items, sourced locally through donations. Purchases support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.
4910 Para Dr., Bond Hill, (513) 621- 0061, habitatcincinnati.org/restore