The Apple Store will donate 5% to Autism Speaks.
Urban Outfitters will give 2.5% to Inner-City Arts.
But, don’t just go to these web sites and shop away! Start at www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com first. "Your brand. Your cause. Our world." That’s the tagline of this non-profit portal that benefits a whole host of non-profit organizations that you know and love.
Read on for what you need to know…
Once you’re at www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com, select your organization. Then you’ll get a list of brands and stores that participate. There are more than 225 of them! Simply choose the retailer, and the web site passes tracking information that will be collected later. The purchases you make during that shopping session are tallied by the retailers and Non-Profit Shopping Mall makes sure the charity receives the money.
It’s one extra stop on your online shopping trip, but you don’t pay higher prices, and you don’t pay a membership or joining fee. Simply buy the products you normally would, and your favorite charity gets a little extra cash. I like it!
Oh, and an extra shout-out to Piperlime, who donates 7.5% of sales, and Zappos, at 6%. Those are the highest contribution rates when I last looked at the list.
And our hats tip to mire, who spotted our Doctors Without Borders post and alerted us to the fact that Doctors Without Borders can get the benefit of your online shopping.