Web Retailers Support Holiday Shoppers’ Charities on GoodShop
New York, NY - It’s the giving season - and that means people want to donate to their favorite charity and give gifts to their loved ones...but that can get expensive. Well here’s a way to save money on the gifts and have a percentage of what you spend go back to your favorite cause - at no extra cost to you!
GoodShop.com has partnered with more than 2,500 retailers including Target, Apple, Macy’s, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Gap, PetSmart and others to donate up to 30% of virtually every purchase to the charity of the user’s choice. And, GoodShop offers over 100,000 money saving coupons and free shipping deals to shoppers.
So, people are saving money and helping a cause they care about at the same time at no extra cost! It’s a form of philanthropy that works for everyone in this tough economy! See how it works here.
More than 103,000 nonprofits and schools are now on-board including the ASPCA, Unicef and The American Red Cross! (We can also send you a list of some in your area.)
In addition, for every search conducted on the sister site GoodSearch.com (powered by Yahoo!), approximately one penny is donated to the user’s favorite charity. Use it exactly like any other search engine, but with GoodSearch, the pennies add up quickly.
Just 500 people searching four times a day will earn approximately $7,300 a year! Plus, it doesn’t cost the users a thing! And, now with GoodDining.com, users can earn up to 6% for their favorite cause just by dining out-for a holiday meal or every day---at over 10,000 partner restaurants.
GoodSearch, GoodShop and GoodDining have quickly spread via word-of-mouth, the blogger community, and a number of celebrities and their foundations including Jessica Biel, Montel Williams, Jeff Bridges, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw among others.
To give a sense of how this has worked:
Supporters of the ASPCA have raised over $43,000 to help animals in need
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has earned more than $15,000 to find cures and save children
The National Inclusion Project, which helps children with disabilities, has used the money it earned to send more than 250 children to summer camp
A single purchase at Gaiam resulted in a $284 donation to the Motion Mania Dance Theater in Maryland
Internet users have found GoodSearch and GoodShop to be a compelling idea. Beth Elson, a lawyer in Chicago, uses GoodSearch and GoodShop to support the Best Friends Animal Society which runs the nation’s largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. "This seems too good to be true but it’s not! I feel fantastic knowing that for every gift I buy, a portion of the money I spend will go directly to helping animals who need our help. And, I’ve found amazing coupons on GoodShop as well - it’s a no-brainer to use this site!"
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, especially during tough economic times.
"According to a new study by Dunham and Company, over two thirds of donors plan to cut back on giving this year due to the tough economy" said Scott Garell, CEO of GoodSearch. "By holiday shopping at GoodShop, we can help fill that gap by providing a simple and easy way for consumers to donate to their favorite cause while saving money with our coupons. The end result is more books for schools, research for cures, pets adopted, oceans cleaned and other important work accomplished by these non-profits."
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, GoodSearch empowers people to change the world through simple everyday actions that raise money for causes people care most about. Launched in 2005, the service currently includes GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine and GoodShop, an online shopping and coupon portal which works with more than 2,500 top merchants including jcpenny, Lands’ End, Staples, and HP, and GoodDining.
To date, GoodSearch has donated more than $8 million to over 103,000 charities and schools designated by its users.