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Old 12-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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This thread was inspired by hdinia, who ordered her Christmas presents through an animal rescue site. I'd love to know which one, but in the meantime, here are a few sites I know of where, if you order your gifts through them, a portion of the proceeds goes to the charity.

YUM-O! When you click the "Shop YUM-O" link, you're redirected to one of my favorite online cookware stores, Cooking.com, and a percentage of the proceeds from anything you order will go to the YUM-O charity, a nonprofit organization that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids and funding cooking education and scholarships.

Orijyn helps the master craftsmen and village women in Laos, fostering education and helping sustain the local culture by selling handcrafted silver jewelry and silk weavings. Your purchase goes directly to the person who made the piece(s) you choose, along with the additional profits going to PADETC a non-profit alternate learning school in Vientiane, Laos. It will help provide PADETC with basic resources to prepare young leaders for their changing world.

Gourmet Chocolatier Choco-Logo has teamed up with HELP USA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower the homeless to become and remain self-reliant, by offering a selection of goodies to benefit the organization. They are also partnered with The Paintbox Project, that uses art to help young cancer patients and their families express themselves during and after cancer treatment. All proceeds benefit cancer research and patient care projects.

Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. currently contributes ALL proceeds to 826 Seattle, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center helping improve literacy in children ages 6 through 18.

Rainforest Native, sells a unique blend of eco-friendly and fair trade gift items from the Brazilian rain-forests. The following organizations are current and former beneficiaries of Rainforest Native: Rainforest Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, Rainforest Alliance, American Museum of Natural History, the Green Schools Alliance, the Waterkeeper Alliance, Conservation International, and Mountainfilm.

Falling Whistles (http://www.fallingwhistles.com/about.php - broken link) started out as a journal about boys sent to the frontlines of the world's largest war — armed with nothing but whistles. It quickly became a passionate campaign for peace in the Congo. Each whistle purchased comes with an original Falling Whistles journal, and 100 percent of the proceeds go toward restoring the lives of war-affected children.

Giftback.com lets you choose from a list of hundreds of charities, to designate as the recipient of 10% of your purchase for any item(s) you buy through them. See the drop down menu shown on this item for a complete list of charities to choose from.

And don't forget to offset all your online purchases, by having a tree planted through Gaiam.com. Purchase your $2 Go Zero® Plant-a-Tree and 100% of your donation will help The Conservation Fund® plant new forests that absorb thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from our earth's atmosphere. On average, each new tree planted by the Fund can absorb more than one ton of carbon dioxide over the next 100 years. That's enough to offset the emissions resulting from shipping a 200-pound package from Los Angeles to New York.

Tell us about other sites you know of, where your holiday shopping can benefit more than just the gift recipient!

Last edited by 2goldens; 12-04-2009 at 04:35 AM.. Reason: Moved from Other Topics
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:26 PM
Location: Iowa
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This is the answer that I gave to Jill61:

The website is simply www.theanimalrescuesite.com It is connected to several other sites such as the Breast Cancer site. I haven't done a lot of research but it states that a portion of the purchase price for items will go towards things such as bowls of food for animals in shelters to mammograms, etc. This is the first time I have purchased something from them. Have been "clicking" to help fund the causes for several years.

Hopefully you will find them to be something to help and spread the word about.

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