You can now help raise money for the Raynaud’s Association at no cost! The Association is now a registered charity with Giveline.com, Goodsearch.com, Facebook and GivingExpress Online. Here’s how they work:
GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter “Raynaud’s Association” as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7,300 in a year without anyone spending a dime!
GoodShop.com is a gateway to over 100 great stores including Target, Macy’s, The Gap, Best Buy, Nordstrom, PetSmart, Staples and Wal-Mart. These major brands have teamed up with GoodSearch to share a percentage of every sale with the Raynaud’s Association. So the next time you’re looking for a new book, computer, DVD, pair of shoes or clothing, go to GoodShop first at www.goodshop.com.
It’s simple. No username or password is required. Just designate the Raynaud’s Association as your favorite charity, click on the store’s logo from the GoodShop site and then shop as you normally would.
You’ll get the same great prices, but every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting our cause with donations that average around 3% of each sale – but can exceed 20%!
Facebook.com is a social networking site that recently launched Causes on Facebook to help non-profit organizations spread their word and raise funds through the Facebook network. A fellow Frostie in Calgary has created a Cause group for the Raynaud’s Association. If you’re a Facebook member, you can view our page at:
If you’re not a Facebook member, please think about joining. This is a wonderful way to help promote the organization’s mission of increasing awareness, education and support for Raynaud’s sufferers.
The Raynaud’s Association is participating in the American Express GivingExpress® Online Program. The program offers a number of convenient ways to donate to your favorite charities:
- Donate dollars with your American Express Card
- Redeem Membership Rewards® points to make a donation
- Set up recurring donations
- Spread your donation out over the year
Charity Certificates: Give your friends and loved ones a gift that will help make a difference. You get the tax deduction, and the recipient has the freedom to make a donation to their choice of over one million participating charities (including our cause!). We hope you’ll take advantage of this great new program. For more information, go to www.americanexpress.com/charityoffer.
Please bookmark these sites and pass the word along to your family and friends!