Did you know? Just over 2,000 companies in the world are Certified B Corps. The B stands for Benefit? These companies must pass a rigorous assessment demonstrating that the company, as a whole, across 4 different areas, is making a positive impact and contributing to the greater good. Giving Assistant became a B Corp in the spring of 2017! That means every time you shop with us, you're doing a small part in supporting businesses that work hard every day to give back, and make the world a better place. B-Corps are companies that have proven a commitment to making a positive impact on their employees, customers, communities, and the environment. They can do this in a number of different ways. Here's how Giving Assistant does it: For employee impact, we ensure all employees have health coverage, stock options, and opportunities to connect with one another and the community. For our customers, we work hard to save them money and help them get involved with causes they care about. For community impact, our customers and team have helped raise over $4 million for nonprofit organizations around the U.S., and for global impact, we maintain our offices in an eco-friendly building and issue nonprofits' donations via eCheck as a way to help reduce our carbon footprint. If you value responsible shopping and fair trade, browse these stores. You can be confident that each store has been thoroughly vetted by the B Corp organization, and that every dollar you spend (and save!) with them will go back into the world in a positive way.