The holidays are here! Giving Tuesday marked the official launch of our 2018 holiday campaign, Give Greatly, which features four awesome ways you can give back. It’s time to turn small online actions into positive impacts for people, pets, and the planet with GreaterGood!
About GreaterGood and GreaterGood.org
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has provided over $175 million in cash and in-kind grants to over 5,000 charity partners all over the planet. Over the last 11 years, the non-profit has also developed a suite of expertly run Signature Programs, including Rescue Rebuild, Rescue Bank, Girls’ Voices, and Madrean Discovery Expeditions.
GreaterGood is a separate for-profit organization and a registered fundraiser for GreaterGood.org. We have raised more than $50 million in charitable donations since 1999. Together with our non-profit partner, we strive to make the world a better place by funding wildlife conservation efforts, education for those who can’t afford it, meals for hungry people and animals, research for some of the most heartwrenching diseases on the planet, transportation to life-saving treatment for cancer patients, and other important projects. Together, we focus on giving back to the veterans who have served our country, people in poverty in developing countries, those who have fallen upon hard times, animals who have been abused or abandoned, and more.
“We focus on making a positive impact year-round; it’s who we are,” said GreaterGood CEO David Samuelson. “But the holidays bring a special opportunity to do more—and to have it mean more. We want to remind people of our ongoing giving commitment, and we have developed some new giving opportunities so that together we can make a real difference for people, pets, and the planet.”
The 2018 Give Greatly Campaign
This year, we’re focusing on raising money for six amazing projects that align with our goal to help people, pets, and the planet. Here are our major targets for this holiday season:
- Give 5,000 meals to those displaced by the wildfires in California and to others in need.
- Provide 6 million meals for shelter and rescue pets across the United States, including those affected by the wildfires.
- Fund a year of education for 10 girls at the Haven of Hope orphanage in the Philippines.
- Protect 1,000 acres of habitat for endangered species, so they don’t end up like the 60% of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles that have been wiped out within the last 50 years, according to a WWF report.
- Build pet-friendly housing for homeless veterans and the animals on which they rely for companionship and support.
- Pay for 10 cancer patients to be flown to far-away treatment centers so they can get the specialized life-saving treatment they need.
In December, GreaterGood will also be giving closer to home by supporting the donation of tens of thousands of meals to shelter animals in the Seattle, Washington, area. We will also donate products for pets and people to accompany this donation.
These are some big objectives, but they’re so important! They will make a lasting impact on thousands of lives and change so many communities for the better. So we need your help to make it all happen! Here are four ways you can make your mundane online activities into something special for someone in need this holiday season:
Click Where It Matters
If you’re not familiar with our click-to-give model already, it’s time to get started! It takes just a few seconds, and it’s completely free. Your click on any one of our charitable sites automatically triggers a donation to an important cause.
Visit any of these sites to make a difference with just one click: TheAnimalRescueSite.com, TheHungerSite.com, TheBreastCancerSite.com, TheRainforestSite.com, TheAlzheimersSite.com, TheDiabetesSite.com, TheEarthSite.com, TheVeteransSite.com, TheLiteracySite.com, or TheAutismSite.com.
Shop Where It Matters™
For every purchase from our 10 GreaterGood Stores, we make a donation to a charitable cause. You can buy gifts, apparel, jewelry, home goods, and more for yourself or for someone special in your life, all while making a difference!
This season, we’ve increased the giving value of your Shop Where It Matters™ purchase with our “BOGOGO” (buy one, get one, give one) promotion. During the promotional period, you’ll not only get a free item with your purchase, but you’ll also be giving one free item to people or pets in need.
Give Where It Matters™
Gifts That Give More™ are donations that can be made on our store websites. It’s just like making an online purchase, except rather than ordering an item to be shipped to you, 100% of your donation goes straight to charity. And you can donate your gift of any amount you’d like to whichever cause is closest to your heart. Big or small, all donations help!
Gifts That Give More™ also make great meaningful, no-ship gifts for that special person in your life who already has everything or someone you know who has a passion for a particular cause.
Give Greatly, Live
On November 30th, we launched our first Facebook Live event on The Animal Rescue Site Facebook page. Viewers had access to special giveaways and a promotional code, and they were able to add extra meaning to their gift-shopping this holiday season by funding meals for shelter animals with every purchase!
If you missed it, you can watch the video here to get a closer look at some of our favorite products and their awesome features. And be on the lookout for more Facebook Live videos from us in the future!
GreaterGood and our non-profit partner, GreaterGood.org, aim to empower people to change the world by making their ordinary actions extraordinary. When you donate to one of our projects through a GreaterGood Store, 100% of your donation goes to charity. We don’t take out a transaction fee. This year alone, we’ve donated $1.3 million in products to GreaterGood.org’s charitable partners.
“We are proud to be a part of the GreaterGood community of shoppers, clickers, and donors who have a passion for doing good,” said Liz Baker, CEO of GreaterGood.org. “On Giving Tuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back—your support is critical to help us fund these important and impactful projects. Making a tax-deductible donation on the GreaterGood.com websites is an amazing way to ensure 100% of your gift makes it to the cause you choose.”
We’re there when it matters, and you can be too. Watch the video below to see some of the amazing things GreaterGood and GreaterGood.org have been able to do with your support!
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?
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