No need to pull out your wallet to donate to your favorite cause this year – supporters are revolutionizing charitable giving this holiday season by ensuring that a percentage of every purchase they make is going back to their favorite nonprofit or school. In addition, these shoppers are getting access to great money-saving deals and coupons.
How? By using GoodShop.com.
GoodShop.com works with more than 3,000 top online retailers including Toys “R” Us, Target, Best Buy, Apple, Sephora, Macy’s, 1-800-Flowers, PetSmart, and Expedia among others. The shopping experience and prices are the same as going to the retailer directly, but each time you shop at one of these stores via GoodShop, a percentage of what you spend goes back to your favorite charity or school. And, even more exciting, GoodShop.com offers over 100,000 money saving coupons and free shipping offers. So, not only are you helping your cause, but you are also saving money while doing so.
Similarly, with every search conducted on Yahoo!-powered GoodSearch.com, approximately one penny is donated to your favorite charity. It’s used exactly like any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly!
More than 100,000 nonprofits have partnered with GoodShop and GoodSearch and millions of people are using these sites to help their causes. To date, GoodSearch and GoodShop have raised nearly $8 million — helping make a real difference for the organizations they work with!
GoodSearch and GoodShop have grown into a massive online grassroots movement attracting the attention of leaders in the nonprofit industry, students, bloggers, writers, and even celebrities such as Jessica Biel, Montel Williams, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Rob Thomas who have all created videos on behalf of their favorite charities.
To give you a sense of how this has worked:
- UNICEF has used the money earned from GoodSearch and GoodShop to provide clean drinking water to more than 200,000 children!
- Supporters of the ASPCA have raised more than $40,000 to help animals in need!
- The National Inclusion Project, which helps children with disabilities, has used the $16,000+ its supporters have raised to send nearly 250 children to summer camp!
Millions of Internet users have found GoodSearch and GoodShop to be a compelling idea. Ellen Winter, a lawyer in North Carolina, uses GoodSearch and GoodShop to support The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “I do so much shopping around the holidays and it makes me feel really good to know that every time I buy a present, I’m helping the CFF. Not to mention, I’ve saved a lot of money myself with the coupons I found on GoodShop!”
The GoodSearch and GoodShop team is revolutionizing online philanthropy so that no one is denied the opportunity to support the causes most important to them. “We have taken simple everyday actions, like searching and shopping, and turned them into ways people can do good with just the click of a mouse,” says Scott Garell, CEO of GoodSearch (and former President of Ask.com). “Around the holidays when everyone is thinking ‘how can I give back,’ GoodSearch provides an easy and meaningful way to fund causes most important to them.”