Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gifting & Giving Back

As we approach the holiday season and purchase gifts, don't forget that you can give back at the same time! Here are some great sites that you should bookmark and use for your holiday shopping as well as your every day items!

1- Earth moment


"EarthMoment is a no-cost internet portal that allows customers to purchase their favorite products and services from their favorite online retailers, while fighting climate change with each purchase. We have teamed up with more than 1,000 companies to offer you 15 million products and services. Each of our company partners pays a commission to EarthMoment, half of which we donate to investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects around the country/world. These investments are managed by, one of the world's leading carbon offset charities."


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"SELECT your favorite cause (or add a new one). Register with iGive and SHOP at brand name online stores through the iGive Mall. A portion of each purchase is donated to your cause. SAVE money with exclusive coupons/free shipping deals. Plus, when you shop within 45 days of registering we'll donate an extra $5 to your cause!"

"Turn your everyday online purchases into donations for your favorite cause! Support any cause in the U.S. or Canada with up to 26% of each purchase at over 700 online stores, just by shopping through iGive is a free service for shoppers and the causes they support."

Over 700 stores participate in our donation program, including eBay, Lands' End, Staples, Barnes & Noble,,, Office Depot, Expedia, Home Depot, Best Buy, Drs. Foster & Smith, Gap,, and NORDSTROM.

3- owns and operates the GreaterGood Network Stores, where every purchase gives back to a worthy cause, at no extra cost to you! A portion of the purchase price of each item you buy goes to your choice of these important causes:the hunger site image link
· The Hunger Site funds food for the world's hungry.
· The Breast Cancer Site funds mammograms for women in need.
· The Child Health Site funds health services for children around the world.
· The Literacy Site funds new books for children in need.
· The Rainforest Site funds preservation of endangered rainforest habitat.
· The Animal Rescue Site funds food for abandoned animals in shelters and sanctuaries.

The GreaterGood Network of websites offer the public an opportunity to support causes they care about at no cost to them.

Each person's daily click on the Click To Give™ sites displays sponsor advertising. One hundred percent (100%) of sponsor advertising is paid as a royalty to charity through the non-profit, tax-exempt

Supporters can also contribute directly to charity by purchasing Gifts that Give More™, where one hundred percent (100%) of their donation is given to charity, or by purchasing one of the 4500+ products that we carry, including jewelry, apparel, and gifts.


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Global Girlfriend was created in 2003 to help women worldwide gain economic security while providing you unique products and a simple way to help women in need. Our fair-trade boutique offers a line of trend-setting, women-made, fair-trade products including stylish apparel, accessories and gifts with one purpose -- helping women in need help themselves.


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Shop the Cause is a project of Women Thrive Worldwide (formerly Women's Edge Coalition), shop the cause jewelry linka non-profit that fosters economic opportunity for women living in poverty worlwide. Women in poor countries face unequal barriers that keep them from lifting their families out of poverty. Women Thrive advocates for policies that give women the opportunities they need to overcome these barriers - opportunities such as fair wages and working conditions, access to credit, property rights, and protection against violence. Opportunities that help them create beautiful products (like this bracelet to the right) and feed their children.


Purchasing an item from not only helps provide income, dignity and hope to people in developing regions, but it also helps sustain the communities by promoting community development, healthcare and childcare, education and literacy training. is committed to using our knowledge, creativity and purchasing power to directly benefit artists and artisans throughout the world. Fair trade enables people to make their own choices and helps them develop the skills to make those choices.

Today, World-Shoppe proudly works with several artisan cooperatives, non-governmental organizations and locally controlled small businesses in some 16 countries.

Chrysanthemum ToteI also found a few great items for gifts like a Let There Be Peace Piggy Bank and a Chrysanthemum Tote (handmade in Bangladesh)


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When you make your everyday purchases through OneCause, for everything from apparel to groceries to travel, you will earn much-needed contributions for your chosen cause or school, at no extra cost to you. Shop your favorite merchants today!

Happy Shopping and giving back!!! Enjoy!

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