Causes to Celebrate: Philanthropic Retail Destination Olivela

Fashion and charity come together at the philanthropy-driven boutique Olivela Social entrepreneur ­Stacey Boyd experienced the ultimate “aha” moment while visiting a refugee camp in Kenya with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Glancing down at her own designer handbag, Boyd began envisioning a business in which fashion and jewelry shoppers could donate a portion of their purchases to the Malala Fund and other educational causes. That bright idea became Olivela, which has paid for more than 90,000 days of school for girls since its opening in June 2017. “Olivela was founded with philanthropy at its core,” says Boyd, a former educator based in London. “Twenty percent of our profits from every purchase are donated directly to our charity partners.” With offerings from

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