GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which provides exclusive coupons and deals as well as donates a percentage of every purchase to the charity of the shoppersâ€™ choice (at no extra cost to the shopper!). There are more than 800 stores participating including Amazon, eBay, Sephora, Banana Republic, Zappos and other top retailers. Think the (Red) Campaign, but you can buy any product you want and the money goes to whatever charity you choose!
In economic downturn consumers turn to Yahoo-powered search engine and online shopping mall to both save money and generate funds for their favorite nonprofits.
ASPCA has earned more than $22,000!
Los Angeles, CA, December, 2008 â€“ With the economy slipping, charities across the nation are bracing themselves for declining contributions this holiday season.
While individuals still want to support their favorite cause, they may not have the time or the money to do so.Â There is a solution.Â More than 70,000 nonprofits have partnered with a new Yahoo-powered search engine called GoodSearch.com, and online shopping mall GoodShop.com to enable their supporters to generate donations just by doing something they already do everyday â€“ search the Internet or shop online.Â What makes the system so compelling is that it doesnâ€™t cost the users a thing.Â Itâ€™s a form of philanthropy that works for everyone in this tough economy!
Consumers are helping their favorite causes by shopping at GoodShop.com where they can choose from more than 800 well known retailers including Sephora, Target, Apple, Macyâ€™s, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Petco and others.Â The shopping experience and the prices are exactly the same as going to the retailer directly, but by going through GoodShop, up to 37% of the purchase price is donated to the userâ€™s favorite cause.Â In addition, GoodShop provides the user with coupons and deals for the stores so not only are they helping a cause, but theyâ€™re saving money while doing so!
Similarly, with the GoodSearch search engine, approximately one penny is donated to the usersâ€™ favorite charity with every search.Â You use it exactly as you would any other search engine (itâ€™s powered by Yahoo so you get quality search results) and the pennies add up quickly â€“ just 500 people searching four times a day will earn around $7300 in a year! It doesnâ€™t cost the users a thing!
GoodSearch and GoodShop have quickly spread via word-of-mouth, the blogger community, and a number of celebrities and their foundations including Jessica Biel, Montel Williams, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Jeff Bridges, and others.Â Â This is helping to generate significant funds for the participating nonprofits. Â For example:
- Supporters of the ASPCA are shopping on GoodShop and searching on GoodSearch, to date raising more than $22,000 to help animals in need!
- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has earned nearly $10,500!
- An order placed at Adobe Software earned Capri Elementary School in California $191!
Internet users have found GoodSearch and GoodShop to be a compelling idea. Â Lisa Codron, a teacher in Los Angeles, uses GoodSearch and GoodShop in support of the Best Friends Animal Society, which runs the nationâ€™s largest sanctuary for abused animals. Â â€œItâ€™s amazing. I buy so much online and because of GoodShop I get dozens of discounts as well as the opportunity to support my favorite charity.Â Thereâ€™s really no reason not to GoodShop!â€
â€œThe response to this idea has truly been overwhelming,â€ 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). â€œMore than 100 new nonprofits and schools register daily and GoodSearch and GoodShop are helping to make a difference in communities across the country.Â Because of the economy, nonprofits really need our help this year more than ever.â€