Our Favorite Ways to Make a Difference by Shopping
Cause shopping and social good shopping are taking the world by storm! Why not turn your regular routine of shopping online into another way to do GOOD and give back? Check out some of our favorite cause shopping platforms:
SocialVest: This free browser app lets you "Purchase on Purpose" - earn money for the causes you care about simply by shopping online. They allocate a percentage of your online shopping total so you can contribute it to your favorite nonprofit when you choose.
Shop & Share: The latest revolution in "compassionate commerce," Shop & Share links purchasers to daily deals and highlighted affiliates who donate to featured charities each month.
SocialGoodNetwork: Shop your favorite retailers on SGN's shopping site and make a difference - their hand-picked store(s) donate to causes you care about when you buy from them online.
OneCause.com: OneCause (home of SchoolPop & OurKidzWin too!) lets you click, shop, contribute! Simply visit their page, check out their featured retailers (or choose a school) and see the exact percentage of your purchase which will be donated. They also have great seasonal shopping guides and ideas.
Groupon Grassroots: This cause-oriented branch of the daily offer website most of us have come to know is offereing nonprofits and community groups ways to raise money from supporters of their campaigns. From building playgrounds and gardens to promoting social justice theatre and camps for less fortunate kids, GG is a great shopping alternative.
iGive.com: This cause shopping platform lets you choose from among their 'mall' of more than 5,300 organizations or suggest one of your own. Every time you view a page, refer a friend, or buy something through their site, you donate money toward your cause.
Where do you 'cause shop'? Leave a comment!