GoodShop.com donates a percentage of every purchase to your favorite cause and provides thousands of money-saving coupons
New York, NY, July, 2010 – There’s an easier way 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 deals and coupons.
How? By using GoodShop.com.
GoodShop.com works with more than 1,500 top online retailers including Amazon.com, 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 thousands of money-saving coupons and free shipping offers so not only are you helping your cause, but you can save money while doing so. It’s philanthropy on a shoestring!
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 91,000 nonprofits have partnered with GoodShop and GoodSearch and millions of people are using these sites to help these causes.
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 160,000 children clean drinking water for a day
- A single purchase placed at retailer Gaiam.com resulted in a $284 donation to the Motion Mania Dance Theater in Maryland
- Supporters of the ASPCA, to date, have raised more than $35,000 to help animals in need
- The National Inclusion Project which helps children with disabilities has used the more than $14,000 its supporters have raised on GoodShop and GoodSearch to send nearly 200 children to summer camp
Internet users have found GoodSearch and GoodShop to be a compelling idea. Leslie Philips, a veterinarian in Tennessee, uses GoodSearch and GoodShop to support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee–the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. “Why wouldn’t I use it? It makes me feel good knowing that when I’m shopping for gifts online, some of that money is going to help endangered species!”
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. “The response to this idea has truly been overwhelming,” said Ken Ramberg, co-founder of GoodSearch and former president of MonsterTRAK, the largest online career site for college students (now a division of Monster.com). “More than 100 new nonprofits and schools register daily and GoodSearch and GoodShop are helping make a difference in communities across the country. They are alleviating the strain in resources and making it possible for everyone, regardless of how much time or money they have, to give back.”