It’s a simple, fun way to do a lot of good for people in East Africa, all while you are out shopping for the holidays.” -- Melissa Kushner, Founder of goods for good
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2011
Reqoop, a NYC-based mobile and online startup that helps style and fashion lovers share and discover the hottest trends and products, today announced the “Snap for Good” campaign to help some of the world’s most impoverished people by raising money for the non-profit goods for good.
To participate in "Snap for Good", people are encouraged to snap photos of their favorite fashion and design products while they’re out shopping this holiday season. For every picture that shoppers snap using the Reqoop iPhone application, Reqoop will donate $1 to goods for good.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to enjoy shopping, while also doing good. We’re excited to be working with such a wonderful non-profit,” said Joshua Dern, CEO of Reqoop. “Our focus is on celebrating style and design, and the community of people who love it. With 'Snap for Good' we can give style lovers everywhere a new way to help people less fortunate than them while they’re out shopping this holiday season.”
goods for good’s programs in Malawi, Africa help keep over 65,000 orphans and vulnerable children in school and teach job skills to the country’s most vulnerable adults. In Malawi, 74% of households survive on less than $1.25 per day and more than 1 million children have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Despite these challenges, Malawians maintain an unwavering drive to change their lives. They simply lack the resources required to spark this change.
Melissa Kushner, Founder and Executive Director of goods for goods said, “At goods for good, we strive to find ways for people in the US to be the spark that changes people’s lives in Malawi. Snap for Good and our collaboration with Reqoop is the perfect example of this. It’s a simple, fun way to do a lot of good for people in East Africa, all while you are out shopping for the holidays.”
About Goods for Good
goods for good is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006 to promote the educational and emotional development of vulnerable children in developing nations. Through partnerships with U.S. companies and grassroots organizations abroad, goods for good executes innovative programs that meet the immediate needs of young orphans, while empowering communities to care for their local vulnerable children over the long run. goods for good has offices in NY and Malawi. For additional information please visit http://www.goods4good.org
Reqoop is a NYC-based startup that makes discovering the hottest trends in style and fashion easier, and more rewarding. People can use Reqoop to share what they find while they’re out shopping, follow their favorite stores and stylists, discover what's hot in stores nearby right now, and earn exclusive rewards. Snap your way to style at http://www.reqoop.com.
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