Corporate giving, or purchasing with a purpose is a trend that’s on the rise as businesses tie their profits to non-profits. A recently profiled brewery in Oregon has paired drinking beer with donating to local charities and non-profits, and the trend is growing. The owner says he fields calls daily from around the country from business owners asking how they can copy his business model. At his pub, you choose your brew, your food and your charity at the order desk, the profit from your meal is calculated and added to the pot of money that will go to the charity of your choice. You have six to choose from and the selection changes after about six weeks.
We all like to give because it makes us feel we are doing something positive in the world. But it’s just as good to give as it is to receive. There’s another trend growing and that’s using Groupon to save money on millions of items on the thousands of sites they have paired with to save you money. And when you purchase from at least one of these companies, you can be sure your purchase will go to help someone in need. TOMS, the company founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie is one of the companies that you can shop through Groupon where you actually save money on your purchase, get great deals, and know that your purchase of a pair of shoes will result in a pair being given to a person in need. His simple idea has become a global powerhouse of good that has contributed more than 60 million pairs of shoes to children in over 70 countries.
By making your purchase with a convenient Groupon, you can contribute to this global phenomenon and save money in the process. You can get $25 off selected merchandise, qualify for a military discounts, and save on all the latest footwear for men, women children. There is even a line of shoes specifically for Valentine’s Day.
We think of Valentine’s Day as one for lovers, when you think about it, it was the unselfish sacrifice made by the legendary St. Valentine that we really honor. Buying a pair of shoes for a little child in need is a great way to do that.