Shopping, and back-to-school shopping especially, is a part of daily life. Everyone needs clothes, food, school supplies and more. It can be mind-boggling thinking about how much money goes into each of these categories. Feel better about your purchases by making them go further than the register! An easy way to do this is by making smart purchases and making sure what you’re buying will go beyond the company’s pocket. Boise Paper has put together a list of five brands that support charitable initiative right here in the U.S. and around the world.


  • For every purchase you make, TOMS helps a person in need – one to one. TOMS provides shoes (naturally), sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need around the world. Walk a little taller knowing your pair of shoes has aided people across the globe.


  • Mainly known for making adorable and useful tote bags, FEED also makes accessories, clothing and back-to-school items! FEED is dedicated to stopping hunger in impoverished areas. FEED provides meals for those who are hungry, and with every FEED purchase you make at home, a hungry child will be fed.

3. Better World Books

  • Looking for textbooks heading into the new school year? Buying books from Better World Books will not only get you a great price, but books are donated when you purchase your own books online. The mission is to fund and support illiteracy initiatives worldwide – because they believe that access to books and education is a
    human right.

4. Yoobi

  • Buying pens and pencils for the new school year has a new meaning with Yoobi. For every Yoobi item purchased, one item will be donated to a classroom in need in the U.S.! With their bright colors, exciting patterns and will to give to children in need, you won’t have any buyer’s remorse after back-to-school shopping this year!

5. Box Tops for Education

  • Box Tops are found on hundreds of products – like Nature Valley granola bars, General Mills cereal, Kleenex tissues, Hefty cups and plates and Boise POLARIS® papers! By purchasing any item with a Box Top on it, you are contributing to the effort of supporting schools across America!