Shop This Awesome Back-to-School Gear and Support Education Around the World

Back-to-School Shopping That Supports Education Around the World

What if we told you there’s a website that sells beautiful, high-quality, and reasonably priced everyday goods and donates half — half! — of every purchase to a nonprofit of your choice? Too good to be true? Nope — you just haven’t heard of Boon Supply, the new business launched by Serena & Lily co-founder Lily Kanter (read our Q&A with Kanter here).

Boon Supply offers affordable, everyday goods in the categories of cooking, eco-friendly living, travel, gifting, and organization, and gives back a whopping 50 percent of all purchases to a cause of the buyer’s choice.

If your head is spinning thanks to back-to-school chaos, check out these genius goods that help ease the back-to-school transition for kids of all ages and their parents, too. Find them all — and lots more — at

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Back-to-School Shopping: Stainless Steel Water Bottle from Boon Supply

This no-fuss stainless water bottle ($22, sends $11 to UNICEF USA) has just two easy-to-wash pieces to keep track of.

Metallic Phone Stand

Back-to-School Shopping: Metallic Phone Stand from Boon Supply

The dorm-sized phone stand ($13, sends $6.50 to UNICEF USA) makes for hands-free chatting, FaceTiming, and movie-watching.

Emoji Pancake Pan

Back-to-School Shopping: Emoji Pancake Pan from Boon Supply

An adorable emoji pancake pan ($36, sends $18 to UNICEF USA) ensures they’re off to school with full, happy bellies.

Car Seat Catch-All Caddy

Back-to-School Shopping: Car Seat Catch-All Caddy from Boon Supply

A genius car seat catch-all caddy ($19, sends $9.50 to UNICEF USA) keeps your stuff organized and in reach.

Vegan Leather Tote

Back-to-School-Shopping: Vegan Leather Tote from Boon Supply

Chic and mature, this vegan leather tote ($44, sends $22 to UNICEF USA) makes laptop-schlepping more stylish.

Insulated Lunch Bag

Back-to-School Shopping: Insulated Lunch Bag from Boon Supply

The insulated lunch bag ($19, sends $9.50 to UNICEF USA) means everything stays fridge-crisp for hours.

Perfect Match: Boon Supply and UNICEF USA

These two incredible organizations have teamed up to support back-to-school initiatives around the world. To support their joint efforts by donating 50 percent of your purchase, visit, click on the “FIND A FUNDRAISER” tab, and type “UNICEF” into the search bar. Read more about what “back to school” looks like around the world and how UNICEF works to support education initiatives for children who need it most across the globe.

Cara Sullivan is Make It Better’s Executive Editor. She has held positions at Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, and writes for many national and local publications. Sullivan lives in Ravenswood Gardens with her husband and two young daughters, and is a passionate supporter of Indivisible Chicago, a grassroots organization that focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington.