Boon Supply Is a Charitable, Affordable Alternative to Amazon Prime
It’s like a dollar store for do-gooders
If you’re like us, you feel a pang of guilt every time you order from Amazon.
But what if you could buy your everyday items from a design-forward, eco-friendly company for about the same price … with half the payment going to a charity of your choice?
That’s the goal of Boon Supply, a brand new online outpost that sells “everyday goods with a purpose.”
Started by Lily Kanter, a former Microsoft bigwig and co-founder/CEO of elevated home decor brand Serena & Lily, Boon Supply offers 200+ products for your home, car or garden that don’t hit a price point above $50 (in fact, three-quarters of the wares check in under $25).
On any order placed through the site, 50% of the proceeds go to a cause of your choice: national nonprofits, local charity, or even a cause of your own. “We think of it as if GoFundMe had merchandising,” says Kanter. “These are micro fundraisers built around products you use everyday of your life.”
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So think kitchen supplies, grilling tools, garden utensils, storage options and the like. All designed in-house with an eco-friendly, responsibly sourced DNA at their core. And you’ll receive them, like Amazon Prime, in just two days.
Those Amazon comparisons are a coincidence, either. “We go straight to Amazon to price goods,” explains Kanter. “If we can’t get within 10-15% of prices, we probably won’t sell the item.”
After picking out your items, you can look up a category of cause, or donate to one of Boon’s featured fundraisers (which you can do anonymously … or skip, if you so choose). If you want to create a fundraiser, submit your cause with a description and fundraising goal. Once approved — they’re apolitical and lenient on your cause of choice, but will want some confirmation details if you’re working with a larger organization (Red Cross, etc.) — you’ll get a unique code to share on your social network of choice.
Right now the items purposely appeal a bit more to women (witness: a lot of colorful bags), but Kanter says an array of camping and outdoor wares will be available soon.