GreaterGood.org announces $2.7 million given to 109 charities in 2011
“The GreaterGood Network proves every day that individuals making even a small donation or taking a quick action can dramatically impact the lives of others,” said Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer. "The Horn of Africa is currently facing its worst drought in 60 years. Thanks to donations from GreaterGood and others, we've already been able to help over 1 million people, providing immediate access to food and water, as well as working on longer term recovery."
In October, a major benefactor of this activity is the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s program to provide free mammograms for women without insurance or who are underinsured. The organization receives approximately $600,000 annually from GreaterGood.org.
“GreaterGood.org has been a tremendous sponsor and advocate for breast cancer awareness,” said Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder and CEO. “The GreaterGood Network’s Click-to-Give and E-Commerce initiatives have helped NBCF provide thousands of mammograms and early detection services to women that could not otherwise afford them.”
Support for NBCF’s programs comes from the pink “Click Here To Give” button and other activities on The Breast Cancer Site, one of the eight “Click Here To Give” websites in the GreaterGood Network.
Starting next month, as people shop for the holidays, GreaterGood's original "Click Here To Give" website, The Hunger Site, is a popular destination for visitors looking for unique gifts that give back, said Halstead. The Hunger Site provides funding for programs to fight hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. A portion of every purchase provides funding to its charitable partners. The Hunger Site’s online store features fair trade items, handcrafted items made by women’s co-ops, and other unusual gifts.