Welcome to The Philanthropic Shopper, the official blog of We-Care.com. This is the space where we offer tips on the two things we know best: how to support the causes you believe in and how to save money. It’s also the space where you’ll probably hear the musings of the We-Care.com staff, learn about the latest upgrades to our site, find out about some really cool deals and offers from our merchant partners, and read about things we think are cool.
That said, we thought you’d like some of the We-Care.com basics.
So, what exactly is We-Care.com?
We-Care.com lets you donate a percentage of every online purchase you make to your favorite nonprofit, school, or association. Just click through a We-Care.com marketplace and shop at any of our 2,800+ participating merchants, straight from their sites as you normally would. A percentage of what you spend is automatically donated to your cause. Better yet, install the We-Care.com Plug-In for Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. With our plug-ins, your donations will count (even if you forget to visit We-Care.com). | Learn more about plug-ins.
We-Care.com works with everything.
Well, nearly everything. Our merchants include retail, travel, financial services, and quite a bit more. Book your flight and hotel. Rent a car. Shop for books. Apply for a mortgage. Buy furniture and household items. Send gifts. Search for apartments. Pick out a cell phone plan. Order web hosting and office supplies. Subscribe to magazines, newspapers, DVD services, and even satellite TV. You get the idea.
We provide customized co-branded marketplaces to nonprofits, schools, and associations.
We work with these causes to reach out to you, their supporters, and ask you one small favor: Add an extra click to your normal shopping and support your cause. That’s what we mean by Shop with Purpose™.
Participation costs nothing for organizations, and there’s no extra charge to you. Many merchants even offer us special deals that save you money.
If the cause you support has yet to participate, you can still add them to our database, so you and your friends can shop for them. But also contact your cause and ask them to be a part of We-Care.com, so they can take advantage of a custom marketplace and our support. | Nonprofits, Schools, and Associations: Learn More.
Make We-Care.com work for your cause.
We-Care.com isn’t about making one big donation, nor is it trying to replace the donations you normally make. We-Care.com works best for organizations when lots of people participate frequently. So make it a habit every time you shop. Install the plug-in. Get others to do the same. Even get your business on board. Be a part of the We-Care.com Community, because together we make a difference.