scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: A way to donate....
Larry Faust (lfaust@ATLANTIC.NET
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 05:46:42 CST
> Just found this software at ZDNet (http://hotfiles.zdnet.com). Might
> a good way to donate to our favorite charity <grin>. That is, IF it's one
> the charities listed by the program.
> "MyDeskTopShop makes it easy for you to support your favorite charity or
> cause. The simple interface provides a list of more than 80 online
> (including JC Penny, Amazon, eToys, REI, and Office Max) that you can
> with a quick double-click. Before you make a purchase, make sure you
> your favorite cause from another list the program provides. Depending on
> retailer, at least 5% of each purchase you make in this way is
> donated to the cause you've selected at no cost to you."
As it turns out, the BSA isn't listed. However, in response to my
complaint, they sent me the following e-mail:
Dear Mr. Faust,
GreaterGood.com lists only those organizations with whom we have signed
contracts. You are welcome to shop for the BSA or the GSA, however. Simply
shop through GreaterGood.com, then forward your receipts to
email@example.com, and we will be delighted to send the benefit to
the organization of your choice, whether or not they are listed on our site.
Sounds like a GREAT way to support the BSA thru e-commerce this holiday
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