I'm taking this info straight from Kelly Stamps blog, Kelly's Korner. This sounds like a very cool, very easy way to GIVE BACK! Checkity check it and then join up!
"It's called Pure Charity. And this is basically how it works. When you shop on-line - pretty much anywhere - most websites, travel sites, Groupons (so you can shop local) - each retailer will give a % of what you spend back to Pure Charity. It's kind of like e-bates but instead of you getting Starbucks cards - you can change a life instead. Awesome, right?
So then - you get to decide where that reward money goes and what it does. Pure Charity has a lot of projects that go through a big process to be chosen and you can fund those projects.
Now the thing is ........if we each do it alone - we could probably put $20 or $50 towards a project and that would be amazing. BUT if we all work together.........together as a community - we could fund an entire project. And we can keep track of it.
(Once again - not to be all "kelly stamps" did this ........but the community that just happens to be together did it. More like God did this!) (And I just found out last week that Jen Hatmaker is doing this and she wrote about it last week. You can follow her and join her group. And other bloggers you probably read are going to be joining in. I don't care who you join in with - I just hope you will do it.)
So I'm going to tell you basically how this works and then later this week I'll give you a few more details and the three projects I have picked out that I hope we will fund. We can do this - this will be awesome!
1. So first - Sign up for a Pure Charity Account. Follow me and then get started on your account. Following me will help us to work together as a group!
2. (This is something I really love): Install the Browser Plug-in: This is so cool. When you are shopping on-line - if you are on a site that works with Pure Charity - a big button will pop up at the top of your screen. You can click on it and it will tell you how much they contribute and there will also be a drop down box that will tell you any coupons you can use on that site (similar to retail me not). (And y'all - this includes SOOOOO many retailers you are already shopping at - Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R us, Nordstroms, Sephora........and it also includes Groupons so when you shop local - you can add to your fund as well!)
3. Search the projects under the "discover" tab. They fall under five categories: opportunity, relief, food, water and health. They are in all different countries as well as the United States. You can pick out projects you might want to support. You can do your own and/or join in on what we will do as a group! There is even a new project to help Hurricane Sandy victims so that is awesome!
4. And Spread the word. You can share through all your social media forms! This is too good to keep a secret!!! This is a way we can shop and give back at the same time. You don't have to change what you are doing in the least........but as an added bonus some kids in Africa might get the food they need or some homeless moms in Ohio might get warm coats.
I think this is SO SO cool!!!!
And check back later this week - I'm going to tell you more ..................................but seriously........go sign up!!!
Let's get started!!! We can do this!!!!"