“Over 35 million dollars have been donated and by the end of the year, it will be over 40 millions,” Rena Rasmussen of Greater Good told me. Those numbers can’t be ignored, and Greater Good is proud to be making a difference in the world.
The GreaterGood network of websites started with one simple idea: take one action everyone does every day – a click on a website – and turn it into a force for good. The Hunger Site was the first to launch in 1999. Sponsors would pay to have their ads viewed on The Hunger Site’s thank-you page; each click would be recorded and generate sponsor funds, and those funds went directly to charity to provide food for people in need. In the first nine months, the site funded more than nine million pounds of food for the hungry.
-Quoted from Greatergood.com
Sixteen years later, Greater Good has over 10 different online shops and thousands of products reaching out to support people, pets and the planet. You can find links to each of the sites at the bottom of this post. There really is a cause for everyone!
But if you want a hands-on experience, you are in luck. Opened in May of this year, Greater Good Store has its first brick and mortar shop located in the Mall of America. They chose the MOA because its a great testing ground with billions of people coming through this giant retail space.
Here you will find physical displays of every shop from GreaterGood.com. You can touch and hold and share a story of how your life has been affected. I fell in love with this store. I loved the ethical and heartfelt nature of the store, but I also LOVED the products. Every purchase you make gives a portion of the sale to a cause, but the store also has resources.
For instance, the Autism Site has manipulatives to purchase for a person with autism. In the Alzheimer’s Site, there are memory games like ‘Simon’ for family members and friends who are suffering from early stages of Alzheimer’s.
The centerpiece of the store is located on the back wall straight back. This where you can pick one of the ten causes to support and 100% of the funds collected are given to support the programs throughout the shop.
It is the perfect shop to buy gifts for those who are hard to buy for and easy to buy for.
Check out their online shops! These are affiliate links which means if you buy from these links, not only will you get an amazing purchase, you will support a great cause, AND support FFTC. It’s a win, win, win!!!! How often can you get a triple win?
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