Did you know you could support your favorite charity just by searching the Internet? You can if you use GoodSearch.com, a search engine powered by Yahoo. When founders Ken & JJ Ramberg realized that search engines generated nearly $4 billion in advertising revenue, they started their own, aiming to donate 50 percent of the profits to charity.
It's easy to use: Just go to GoodSearch.com, enter the charity you want to support in the provided field, and search. Don't see your favorite cause represented? You can add it. Want to spread the love? Change your charity as often as you like. The search results are as good as those on Yahoo, so you can find something good and do something good at the same time.
More than 52,000 charities and schools are now participating in GoodSearch and more than 100 new groups are joining each day! Here are just a few of the many success stories thus far:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has earned $5,200
The Elephant Sanctuary has earned $6,600
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has earned $7,400
The ASPCA has earned $11,800
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation has earned $7,300
Best Friends Animal Society has earned $4,500
Penn State U. Dance Marathon has earned $4,700
The Children's Tumor Foundation has earned $2,400
Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation - The Dog Whisperer has earned $4,600
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy has earned $3,600
Food Allergy & Anaplylaxis Network has earned $2,800
Veterans of Foreign Wars has earned $2,300
Save Darfur has earned $6,500
For those who like to shop, there's also GoodShop.com, where there are over 400 online merchants who will donate a percentage of your purchase price to your favorite charity or school.
GoodShop Success Stories
A $7,100 purchase was placed at Gaiam.com, which resulted in a $284 donation to the Motion Mania Dance Theater in Gaithersburg, Maryland!
A shopper made a $432 purchase at online shoe store Zappos.com, resulting in a $26 donation to the Berkshire Humane Society!
A $4,700 order was placed at Adobe Software, earning Capri Elementary School in California $191.
An $80 order at 123inkjets.com generated an $11 donation for the US Campaign for Burma
Thousands of other purchases large and small have been made helping out great causes across the country. GoodSearch and GoodShop make it easy to support causes you care about. Start using them and tell all your friends to use them too!