Imagine a world where national retailers and consumerism feeds all the world’s good causes
New York, NY, Denver, CO & Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus) October 15, 2007
CLUBCO.com, a consumer referral e-commerce shopping portal which gives cash rewards back to shoppers, today, announced its partnership with The Foundation House, a library of charities, to launch the Shopping for Abundance Christmas Charity Challenge.
According to Kristen Lamb, author, radio host and founder of The Foundation House, the idea came from a group of women who were a little weary of the constant need to raise funds for their favorite charities. Looking for a better way they approached the president of CLUBCO.com, who was happy to help and generously committed to help and the structure of Shopping for Abundance was born.
“Imagine a world where national retailers and consumerism feeds all the world’s good causes,” said Lamb. “It is another way of teaching people to fish ... we shop, they sell, we all give to those who need. I think it’s a brilliant solution.”
According to Kerrie Goodell, partner of Clubco.com and founder of Cartridge for Kids®, they were pleased to donate thousands of $35 dollar online shopping memberships because they are big believers in finding ways to have charities well funded.
“Now everyone who shops can give without paying additional funds,” said Goodell. “With everyone helping, consumers and retailers alike, we could surely help fund causes that need our attention. The Christmas Charity Challenge is a great way to launch this idea during the holidays yet I love the idea of supporting our favorite causes each and every time we shop throughout the entire year."
According to Andrea Preuss, Mrs. America 2006 and supporter of The Foundation House, CLUBCO.com is an innovative consumer referral marketing company that offers more than 1 million everyday, name brand products at great prices to consumers through a 24/7 online shopping portal. CLUBCO also offers a shopping portal to more than 100 of the nation’s largest online retailers.
“We are excited that so many organizations and the people who support them have already committed to take the Christmas Charity Challenge. Join thousands of individuals committed to make this holiday season of giving different by not walking into stores but rather shopping online,” said Pruess. “Commit now to do your normal everyday shopping online; you can fund your favorite cause too.”
All charitable organizations are invited to participate in Shopping for Abundance and apply for the Christmas Charity Challenge, the list of those already participating to date include:
Earth Share, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Anthem Project, Foundation for Effective Government, Prader-Willi Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kids 4 Fit Kids Foundation, Loflin/Anaya Foundation, Mountainland Academy, One Heart Bulgaria, People Helping People, Signing Time Foundation, The Family Center of Utah Valley, The Foundation House, The Ive League Inc, World of Difference, Youth Visions, SSAFUNIII, It’s a Miracle Center, Chainbreaker Foundation, Bull By The Horns, RACE, Whitaker Wellness Institute, Aspen Academy, AFRIKSOUL, Great Life Foundation, Lifeback Inc, Rising American Indian Nation, Run for a Difference, Africa is Life Changing, Hearts & Hands In Action, Red Cross Mountain Valley Chapter, and Bald Girls Do Lunch.
The Christmas Charity Challenge is for everyone. All charitable organizations can apply by filling out a simple form. The $35 Membership is now Free through the New Year thanks to Clubco.com. It’s easy to take the Christmas Charity Challenge! Shoppers fill out a form where they designate their favorite charity and receive an online shopping membership through an email. (See attached.) A list of people and charities already shopping is also attached.
If you would like to participate in The Christmas Charity Challenge and don’t see your favorite cause please contact: Natalie@healthywealthywow.com. To personally commit to The Christmas Charity Challenge and to get your Free Clubco.com membership (a $35 cost), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, please call 801-655-1560 ext.162.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION HOUSE:
The Foundation House, is a library of charities, which combines non-profit organizations from all over the world with the individuals in need and those seeking to help. The Foundation House is a 501c3 non profit organization designed to make the right connections for the right people through simple, everyday actions. When you find yourself in crisis you can click through our website and find the charity in your area that will help you get the assistance you need. If you are someone looking for ways to serve others, the Foundation House will get you in contact with those charities that will most effectively use your unique skills and gifts. We also combine charities who, through common efforts and synergistic behaviors, can do so much more together. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit http://www.thefoundationhouse.org.
CLUBCO.com is an innovative consumer referral marketing company that offers more than 1 million everyday, name brand products at great prices to consumers through a 24/7 online shopping portal. CLUBCO also offers a shopping portal to more than 100 of the nation’s largest online retailers. CLUBCO.com offers an easy way for non-profits and schools to generate perpetual fund raising through everyday online shopping. Established in 2006 and still in the Beta stage, CLUBCO.com is scheduled to launch in early 2008. For more information please contact Please Jill Bowler at 801-623-5500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org between 8 am and 5 pm (MDT) Monday – Friday or visit http://www.clubco.com.
ABOUT SHOPPING FOR ABUNDANCE
A group of women looking for a way to perpetually fund their favorite charitable causes created Shopping for Abundance by partnering with an ecommerce shopping portals. They chose to launch this idea during the biggest consumer retail season of the year, calling it the Clubco Christmas Charity Challenge! Shoppers can choose to shop online through a Free membership donated by Clubco.com which attaches their shopping to the charity of their choice. Shoppers using this online membership will be having online retailers giving up to 5% cash back from their purchases to their favorite charity each and every time they use that membership to shop. Shopping for Abundance was created by volunteers, and funded by several very nice companies, please visit http://www.shoppingforabundance.org for more information
ABOUT CARTRIDGES FOR KIDS
Cartridges for Kids (CFK), is a division of Access Computer Products, Inc. and has been working with schools and non-profits since approximately 1999. CFK is an electronic recycler of such items as: empty printer and inkjet cartridges, laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, Ipods, video games and consoles and DVD movies. We allow schools and other non-profits to collect the above mentioned items from their parents or members and then send the products to us where we in turn pay them cash for each item. Last year we had over 13,000 accounts participate and since 1999 we have had approximately 35,000 accounts enroll. About 90% of these accounts are traditional schools with the other 10% consisting of smaller NPO’s such as churches and boys / girls scouts. We also work with larger NPO’s such as Children’s Miracle Network, Easter Seals, National Wildlife Federation and the Mary Kay Ash Foundation that have a combined supporter/membership base of over 20 million.
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