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Online shopping makes contributing to volunteerism easier
07 November 2007

California, USA: Throughout November highlights the spirit of volunteerism by designating US-based volunteer organization Points Of Light & Hands On Network as its default beneficiary.

Through a recent merger, these two organizations collectively service a network of 370 affiliates that inspire and mobilize millions of volunteers yearly and who partner with thousands of nonprofits, schools and community organizations across America. allows consumers to shop online for the things they would normally buy, from the brands they would normally choose, at the prices they would normally pay. The added benefit is that when a consumer purchases items through they also make a contribution to a pre-selected nonprofit.

It's safe, secure and easy -- the retailers listed on the site determine their contribution level. The amounts vary from retailer to retailer and are fully disclosed on the mall pages, along with a direct link to their sites. The amount noted represents the contribution the retailer makes to Points Of Light & Hands On Network during November from each consumer purchase.

Through concerned individuals can still help implement community change by turning everyday shopping into everyday giving - everyday.