slides: One-Click Local Charities for Cyber Monday 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Shop for the cause
Shop and donate
This is a win-win. Go to Goodsearch.com to do some online shopping, and a percentage of your purchases will benefit one of 54 Rhode Island charities you choose, from human services and environmental to arts and education organizations. It's easy. Once on the site, you'll be asked "Who do you GoodShop for?" If you don't have a local charity already in mind, type "Rhode Island" into the search engine and choose from the list.
Click: Go to Goodsearch.com, choose your charity, and get back to shopping!
Share local love
Donate to United Way of Rhode Island
Not sure where you want your money to go, but know you want it to help your fellow Rhode Islanders? United Way of Rhode Island makes it easy. Go online to donate to its Community Impact Fund, and your money will pour right back into organizations that are at work locally, right here.
Click: Go online here to donate to the Community Impact Fund.
Order holiday cards today from RiverzEdge
This catchy assortment of holiday cards are silk-screened by at-risk youth in Woonsocket's nationally recognized arts education and entrepreneurship program. The cards are also designed by Riverzedge youth, so you're also promoting local desigers-in-the-making. Order them today and you'll be spreading cheer within the week.
Click: Get this and other holiday cards here.
Order holiday cards today from Meeting Street Center
Another great way to spread the message of joy, love and caring this season is to order your holiday cards online from Meeting Street Center in Providence. Featuring bright designs created by Meeting Street students, packages are just $15 each. Because of a printing donation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, all proceeds go directly to programs at Meeting Street.
Click: Start shopping this moment, right here.
Support Edesia, an innovative local non-profit targeting global hunger
It's a click heard 'round the world. Go directly to Edesia, the Providence-based non-profit whose life-saving Ready-to-Use Foods are making headway against childhood hunger in countries like Dominican Republic, Congo, Chad and Sierra Leone, and you can target a gift to one of these high-risk areas of the world. $25 can provide a one-month supply of peanut-based supplement to a starving child; $50 can feed a child for two months.
Click: Join their latest drive, Project New Day, here, with just $12.
Support Amos House's works in a friend's name
With one click, you can be online and making a donation to one of Rhode Island's great programs, which continually innovates how best to serve communities in need. A gift of $75 can provide prescription support for a person with a medical need; $100 can fund meals for 50 homeless men and women.
Click: You can give and honor a friend or loved one, here.
Gift cards that give
Use Network for Good's Good Cards to give local support
If you haven't explored this social networking site for all things charitable, it's an incredible resource for giving, and general feeling good. One of the best innovations for holiday time are Good Cards, gift cards for loved ones that they can use to support the causes of their choice.
Register to save lives
Register to save a life as a Marrow Donor
It's the easiest thing going to see if you qualify for the National Marrow Donor Program, and with the Be The Match Registry a few minutes online could end up saving a life.
Buy a bangle
Shop Alex and Ani's Charity by Design collection
Get your girlfriends gifts that they'll love and that will do some good at the same time. Jump online to Cranston-based Alex and Ani's Charity by Design collection, here, and pick bangles to both delight and support. Some of the causes are national in scope, while others, such as this Ribbon of Strength bangle that supports the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, are pure Rhode Island.
Click: Shop here at Alex and Ani for charity-loving bangles.
Become a monthly donor
Use JustGive to sign up for monthly support of a local cause
We all know that the holidays inspire many of us to give generously. But Rhode Island charities and organizations need support 12 months a year. Use the quick clicking database of JustGive.org to search RI-based charities, pick your favorite, and with just one more click, you're on your way to being a monthly donor to organizations like Women & Infants Hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, theatres, and many more. You'll also be able to see pop-up budget information on each organization to see where your money will be going.
Click: Go here to sort Rhode Island charities.
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