Start fundraising for Shopping for a Change now!
  • - Keep 100% of all donations and avoid credit card fees
  • - Get social networking tools to help this cause go viral
  • - Donations deposited instantly to your WePay account
  • - Use your own domain name and more
  • - No technical skill required!
  • View Plans & Pricing
  • Sign up with Facebook

    We will never post without your permission.

  • OR

    We never share your personal information.

Their Mission Statement

Shopping for a Change®, a web-based non-profit organization, is a fair trade marketplace where artisans, predominantly women from developing countries, sell their handmade creations, enabling them to earn a sustainable income and lift themselves from poverty. Our net proceeds subsidize community improvement projects abroad as well as help fund select U.S.-based charities.

Summary of Impact

Our aim is To create an extended global marketplace for fair trade products made by artisans, artisan co-ops, and companies that these employ artisans, predominantly females, from economically disadvantaged areas throughout the world. This model will provide them with a sustainable income to support their families thereby raising the artisans' standards of living. To direct half the net proceeds back to artisan communities to fund improvement projects in areas that may include education, health care, and clean water. To allow the customer to direct the other half of the net proceeds from their purchases to a partner charitable organization of their choice. To promote volunteer action in local communities, nationally and abroad. Shopping for a Change®, launched September 19, 2010, following almost two years of development, has seen the realization of our goals for 2011 - including the completion of our first community improvement project directed at enhancing the lives of one of our artisan communities. In a joint effort with Unicef, Water Gives Life, and Gone Rural, we recently installed a complete water system to provide clean drinking water to a remote homestead in the mountains of Swaziland, Africa.   For 2012, our focus is on our next community improvement project: to fund teachers at the Enkutoto-Englata-Enterit Group Ranch in Kenya. With the help of Katy and Philip Leakey, founders of The Leakey Collection, and their nonprofit organization Trust for Rural African Development and Enterprise (T.R.A.D.E.), the student teacher ratio in the area has been lowered from 80:1 to 35:1. Currently out of the 23 teachers employed, The Leakey Collection directly funds 9 of them. This year, Shopping for a Change® will use your purchases to provide a year's salary for one teacher.

Shopping for a Change is a nonprofit organization based in California, CA. Having been around since 2009, it serves the greater San Mateo community for the last 24 years, particularly in area of California. Shopping for a Change is also known as
Today Shopping for a Change is 1 of nonprofits in San Mateo. Shopping for a Change has been serving in areas particularly in Array. For more regarding Shopping for a Change visit their site or search their EIN 27-1541287

Other Suggested Nonprofits in the California area - There are over Nonprofits in California

Trinity Christian Center - Jobs Daughters International - Deliverance Production Company - Lukey Evangelistic Association - United Transportation Union

Create a fundraising page for Shopping for a Change here

Other Nonprofits Serving Public Safety, Disaster Services
Other Suggested Nonprofits Categories
Recent Donations
View More
About DonationTo allows anyone to create their own fundraising page and keep 100% of all donations collected - no technical skill required. By leveraging your own social network DonationTo enables anyone to start their own crowdfunding campaigns. All donations are instantly direct deposited into your WePay or PayPal account. In just a few minutes you can create your own fundraising page, accept donations, avoid credit card fees and reach your fundraising goal faster. View our crowdfunding success stories. Learn more about online fundraising.

View more Fundraising Success Stories & Testimonials
Our Commitment To Your Donations

At our number 1 goal is to ensure your cause or charity keeps 100% of donations collected. We are a leading provider of an online fundraising tool. Today we are revolutionizing how people connect with and give to charities online and, unlike other platforms, pass 100% of what you give, or raise to charities without taking a percentage and avoiding credit card fees. Charities and causes lose over an estimated $750 million a year in fees. By using DonationTo to crowdfund and raise money online your donations raised go directly to you and your cause., Experts In Fundraising

For years DonationTo has created a community of crowdfunding stories, tips and techniques. At DonationTo we are experts in the fundraising space. We have shared years of success and strategies to help anyone to do better crowdfunding. This has ranged from medical fundraising, memorial donations, supporting animal shelters, medical aid to those who lost homes during natural disasters and many more. Visit our blog, learn the lastest tips, tricks to leverage your social network and hit your fundraising goal faster.

Start fundraising for any cause or charity today! View Plans & Pricing
Shopping for a Change
© All Rights Reserved, 2014 Terms of Use