The Rugby contest for $25,000 is in full swing, and many of you have given 15 generous seconds of your time and voted for us by writing a comment here. Thanks! As a side effect of the contest, we've received a lot of feedback from our loyal supporters. Here is a sampling:
"It's great that you guys are letting people help you with 15 seconds of their time, but can't you make it even easier on us?"
"I love you, The Generation Project, but time is money. Help me help you."
"While I'm supposed to be taking notes in class...I am mostly online shopping. I really wish that all of this dilligent bargain-hunting could go to a worthy cause like yours, The Generation Project."
"I feel it is my duty to help the economy recover so I want to spend, spend, spend. Is there a way I can feel even better doing it?"
Friends, we've got you covered. We are now partnered with the website We-Care.com which actually returns a percentage of what you spend online as a donation that supports our work — at no extra cost to you. Here's what you do:
1. Just visit our We-Care.com marketplace and click "MAKE THIS MY CAUSE"
2. Search or browse for a merchant, coupon, or type of product
3. Click through to the merchant’s site and shop as you always do. That's it! No strings! All purchases are made directly from the merchants’ sites. Once you’ve clicked through to a merchant’s site, donations are made automatically.
A sampling of merchants, and an even easier way to support us, after the jump.
If you're thinking this means that you have to start shopping at some no-name outfitter, guess again! We-Care.com has relationships with more than 800 merchants — including retail, travel, and finance. By using We-Care.com every time you make an online purchase, you provide us with crucial support and even save money with special coupons and offers. So if you've been planning a shopping trip to the Cayman Islands to also check up on your secret bank account, consider supporting The Generation Project by shopping through We-care.com.
"But I'm pretty busy," you might say, "Is there a way to make it even easier??" Well, yes, in fact there is. To make sure you never miss a chance to donate while you shop, download the We-Care.com Plug-In — a safe browser extension that ensures your donations count even if you forget to visit our marketplace. The Firefox Plug-In is ready and the Internet Explorer version will be up soon. So what are you waiting for? Do your patriotic duty, buy American,1 and support The Generation Project in the process.
1. Or, buy foreign, if the foreign company sells through We-Care.com. We're a globalized economy, after all.