What is Designs That Donate?
Designs That Donate is a philanthropically minded retail business that supports our customer’s charity of choice on every sale. We comb the market to find the latest in jewelry, apparel and fashion accessories, home goods, baby gifts and so much more to satisfy all gift giving needs.
Why do you feel the “give back” model has been so successful for DTD?
We are committed to our model of giving back and feel that in today’s world, people are more concerned than ever about where and how they spend their money. Knowing that we are giving a portion of all proceeds to meaningful causes resonates with our sophisticated clientele.
DTD also serves as an awareness tool for introducing charities to your community of shoppers via “Charity of the Month.” Can you explain how this works?
We highlight one charity every month on our website and utilize our social media network to promote this charity. The charity of choice receives 10% on all sales during that month. We find it so important to give visibility to these worthwhile organizations and to educate our customers about causes they may not otherwise be familiar with.
How else does DTD partner/work with charities?
We pride ourselves in always finding ways to partner with charities. We never like to say no to any idea our supporters have. We had a client who is on the board of an organization host a private event in Florida. We curate the collection to what the charity is looking for so we can best raise awareness and funds.
Since DTD’s inception, how much money has been given to charities?
You recently added online shopping at https://designsthatdonate.com. How else do you see DTD expanding?
We are excited to announce that DTD will have a home base this summer in Addo, an amazing store in Sag Harbor. We continue to work with charities and have in the works numerous shopping events at country clubs and private homes for some amazing causes. We also plan to host trunk shows with exciting new vendors we have found and are searching for the perfect location for a holiday pop up shop. We have launched private label items and the response has been amazing! We have also launched our college ambassador program and are spreading our YOU SHOP, WE GIVE model to the future generation of shoppers. A lot in the works for DTD!