Some of the top retail companies on the Web are teaming up to help those in need this holiday season.
GoodShop.com specializes in partnering with online retailers for charitable causes. When consumers make a purchase on a participating ecommerce site, a portion of the proceeds go to the charity or school of the shopper's choice.
Over 2,500 retailers have jumped on board with GoodShop, including Target, Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Gap, Barnes & Noble, Hot Topic and many more. Well over 103,000 non-profit organizations such as Unicef and The American Red Cross have also joined up to receive benefits from the program.
Goodshop works in conjunction with GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine that pays a penny to a non-profit organization every time a user conducts a search, and GoodDining, which pays out a percentage of the bill to a charity or school every time a customer eats at one of more than 10,000 participating restaurants.
So far, the combined efforts of the GoodSearch companies have helped raise over $43,000 for animals in need through ASPCA and over $15,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, among a great many other charitable and educational causes they support.