Pro Social Shopping
| The HuffPost Impact team and Causecast have put together The Goods -- an online store where goods and services for those in need can be purchased in the name of your friends and family members. These gifts that give back are conveniently sorted into three price ranges: under $25, $25 to $50, and over $50. The people in whose name you give the gift will immediately be notified via an eCard with your personal note, so they make great last-minute stocking stuffers. Plus your gift is tax-deductible.
There are over 100 participating nonprofits providing a wide range of gifts, from a care package for an American soldier, after-school tutoring for a struggling student, a sleeping bag to a homeless youth, a stuffed toy for a hospitalized child, or help pay the rent of a family in need. Shop guilt-free today!
eBay has added a retail component to its new positive social change-themed community site WorldofGood.com (a joint venture with fair-trade company World of Good). Items on this socially aware shopping outlet, which pop up in eBay searches, fall into 4 categories in terms of how their sales benefit the world: There are "Goodprint" seals of approval that tell you if the product is people positive, environmentally friendly, animal friendly and whether a portion of the sale supports a specific cause. All products sold on the site are verified by third parties dubbed Trust Providers to meet core ethical and environmental standards. Send someone a gift today that makes a difference!
eBay Giving Works is eBay's charitable marketplace. Through this program, individuals can create eBay listings with 10-100% of the sale price benefitting a non-profit of their choice. These listings then appear in general eBay searches, eBay Giving Works searches, and on the benefitting non-profit's dedicated eBay page. From www.ebaygivingworks.com, individuals can shop for items by cause, by non-profit, or simply by item description knowing that their purchase supports charity. Check it out and make a difference with your eBay sales and shopping today!