Our youth today have more of a social conscience. They’re combining technology with their purchasing power to find businesses they like who also support causes they believe in. It’s the perfect marriage.
Glendora, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Local business owners Nikki Cusumano Vitale of Fiorina and Jonathan Lambert from Classic Coffee presented checks in the amounts of $117.45 and $349.60, respectively, to Mike Beckman, President of the Foundation for Glendora Unified Schools (FGUS). These initial donations are the result of a new partnership with Glendora based eGood.
eGood invites business partners to donate at least 3% of their “checked in” customer sales to a member cause. Although each customer sale may only result in pennies and dimes, they add up quickly. In the case of FGUS, eGood donations have totaled more than $1,000 since the start of eGood's beta test. Vitale shared, "I am thrilled to contribute to FGUS because it allows me to support a foundation that is dear to so many residents in our community."
As the response to eGood by local businesses has been exceedingly positive, the social good tech start-up will soon roll out new features and expand to other areas. Lambert told us, "It’s amazing to hand over an almost $400 check from just donating ten, fifteen, and twenty cents here and there." Lambert added, "We've already seen new customers choose to come to us because their purchase matters and existing customers coming back more frequently."
According to Beckman, “We’re trying to get kids to think about the many positive uses for technology. Our youth today have more of a social conscience. They’re combining technology with their purchasing power to find businesses they like who also support causes they believe in. It’s the perfect marriage.”
eGood is a movement about choosing good. It empowers businesses to give to worthy causes, activates the community, and allows users to track their impact and see how ordinary actions create extraordinary change, both locally and globally. eGood’s goal is to become the ubiquitous way for businesses to give back while providing sustainable benefits to all parties.