This Father's Day, what better way to honor the number role model in your life than buying or searching for a gift that will apply a percentage toward Dad's favorite charity or non-profit.
GoodShop.com has devised a unique method of combining gift-giving with charitable donations. So this Father's Day, you might want to consider using this Web site to search and buy your Dad that special gift that keeps on giving.
The site has partnerships with more than 1,000 stores, including Amazon, Home Depot and GolfSmith, that have agreed to donate a percentage of each purchase to you (or your Dad’s) favorite nonprofit. Up to 30% of every purchase will go to this favorite cause, whether it is one or several charities.
Similarly GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo powered search engine that donates a penny per search to your favorite cause. When you visit the site the first time, designate your favorite cause, then search as you normally would. Each search gives that penny toward the cause that means the most for you and your family.
We all have a cause we care about - whether it's finding a cure for cancer, saving the environment, finding homes for abandoned pets or so many other worthwhile endeavors. But what we don't all have is the time or money to support these efforts as much as we'd like.
According to GoodSearch, visitors can raise money for one's favorite charities and schools by doing something they do every day — searching the Internet? The money GoodSearch donates to these causes comes from its advertisers — the users and the organizations do not spend a dime!
Founded by Ken Ramberg (the former founder of JOBTRAK) and JJ Ramberg (an MSNBC anchor), the goal of both organizations are to help as many non-profits and schools as possible. The Rambergs note: "We want to help fund the great works they are doing." And, as important as the money, people using the sites feel connected to organizations "helping to make the world a better place." According to the founders, they "believe that 'doing good' should be a part of people's everyday lives."
So what better way to honor your Dad, Grand-dad or Great Grand-Dad this Father's Day. Pass the word along to others who are looking for that special gift this year that will not only resonate with that special man in your life, but will also have far-reaching effects for others that will benefit from that generosity.