Do you wish that your holiday shopping dollars could go just a little bit further this year and that you could have a bit more to share with others? With the help of AGoodCause.com you can do just that. It does not cost you anything extra to purchase from their list of vendors (which is extensive), you shop online and they distribute the money to the charity of your choice.
The site works by installing a bit of software (AidMaker) which tracks the purchases you make through their participating vendors. The site owners make a commission on the sales from the vendors. Seventy-five percent of what they earn gets donated to the organization you choose, without any extra work from you, once you initially set up the program. Their code of ethics is on their website along with their ideals and how they operate. AGoodCause.com takes part in the United Nations Global Compact which supports a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor stands, the environment, and anti-corruption.
Sounds like a better way to shop not just for the holidays but all year ’round to me, what do you think?
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November 29, 2008 at 10:06 am
Very cool, I will check it out, right now I am super concerned about Human trafficking.
November 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm
Hmm. Never heard of it. Great idea.
December 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm
Thanks for writing about this. I created a company in memory of my 28 year old sister, Liz, who died from breast cancer. Uptown Liz (www.uptownliz.com) promotes products from companies whose proceeds go to charity. You can shop on this one-of-a-kind Web site by charitable cause or product category, knowing that every time you make a purchase you are making a difference. There are many great art, clothing, jewelry, house wares, beauty and eco-friendly products (just to name a few) that benefit charities all over the world.