OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Called the "only daily deal email you'll
ever need" by the Huffington Post, GettingGives.com is creating an
online platform for giving back one deal at a time.
The newly launched site is harnessing the power of group buying,
offering daily deals from popular sites like Groupon and Living Social
in one location. When people buy a deal, they get to make a donation to
a charity of their choice at no extra cost.
"We wanted to find a way that would allow people to give back, despite
their busy day-to-day lives and without having to spend a lot of
money," said GettingGives' president Matt Miller. "People are able to
get the exact same deal they could get somewhere else, at the exact
same price, and they get to give back to their favourite charity."
While the group buying market is competitive, Albert Bitton, Principal
at Group Buying Canada, says GettingGives stands out from the pack.
"GettingGives is first and foremost a fundraising platform that is
leveraging the success of the daily deal market to make giving easier
than ever before. The notion that you can save your money and support a
cause is very exciting," said Bitton.
Several charitable partners are already on board, including Plan Canada,
Compassion Canada,Teach For America, Save the Children, Pencils of
Promise and To Write Love On Her Arms. To Write Love On Her Arms is the
recent winner of the American Giving Awards $1 million prize, as
featured on NBC.
"We're excited to have this opportunity to connect with online audiences
and to raise awareness and support for our work of helping children in
developing countries," said Jeff Cornett, vice-president of donor
marketing with Plan Canada. "I think people will appreciate knowing
they're making a difference in people's lives around the world, while
still saving money."
GettingGives plans to build the first-ever global online community of
giving back, where people can save their money and support a cause.
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