Delivery.com gives users ability to donate to charity: water at checkout
Press release (Dec. 15, 2011) — Delivery.com, a comprehensive local e-commerce platform, announced a new charitable initiative enabling users to donate to charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In conjunction with Delivery.com’s newly launched Charity at Checkout, Delivery.com users can now directly donate one dollar to charity: water when they finalize their order, making it easy to donate to the organization while ordering online from their favorite local restaurants and stores.
Delivery.com has a strong history of offering users multiple ways to use the website and service to give back to their local communities, and charity: water is an ideal beneficiary as the nonprofit helps prevent waterborne diseases by providing access to clean, safe water in 19 developing countries. By donating to charity: water, Delivery.com users can now support local communities on a global level.
CEO Jed Kleckner said Delivery.com is proud to connect users with charitable organizations in this way. "Our unique charity program, which just launched this year, has already resulted in thousands of $5 or $10 donations to local organizations,” he said. "By harnessing the power of technology and social media to support their cause, charity: water has proven to be an innovator, and we’re excited to support their work.“
Delivery.com users now have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives around the world. On average, the cost of a water project is $5,000 and can give an entire community of 250 people clean and safe water. $20 — or only twenty orders using Charity at Checkout — can provide one person access to a clean water project. By adding just $1 at checkout Delivery.com users can help charity: water continue to provide clean water to people in need. 100% of the donation will go directly to water project costs.
"Our mission at charity: water is to provide clean, safe drinking water to the nearly billion people currently living without it. Thanks to Delivery.com users’ generous support we can move one step closer to reaching our goal,” said Scott Harrison, CEO and founder of charity: water.
In addition to a $1 donation through Charity at Checkout, Delivery.com's unique Delivery Points system gives users the ability to earn points when they order and redeem their points towards donations to various charities, including Big Brother Big Sister of New York City, City Harvest, and Liberty Humane Society, among others.