Filanthropists.com launches online shopping mall for Shopper with a Cause.
Founded in 2010, Filanthropists.com is an online shopping mall that serves as a voice in the marketplace for charities and retail merchants who engage in fundraising via charity shopping.
Oakland, NJ (PRUnderground) August 31st, 2010
Filanthropists.com launches online shopping mall to help charities with fundraising.
Filanthropists.com, an online shopping mall offering only cause products, announced today that it has successfully launched its web site. The purpose of this “soft launch” is to encourage charities to register and to allow current merchants to start selling their merchandise. Current merchants include: American Forests, Autism Speaks, Born Free USA, Broadway Cares, Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD), The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, KC Tees, PETA, SafeMinds, SAVE.org, and Until There’s A Cure.
Filanthropists.com was founded to be the online network through which charities and retail merchants engage in e-commerce fundraising via charity shopping, which is defined as: “The sale of a product, known as a “cause product,” from which a portion of the proceeds is donated to charity.” For the socially conscious consumer, known as a “Filanthropist,” the site allows them to support their chosen causes through their purchases.
Filanthropists.com features and services include:
- Variable searches by charity, cause, product category, product name, and keyword
- An Intranet that allows merchants to upload product images, descriptions, prices, and charitable commitment
- A forum, the “Unite” section, allows merchants and charities/nonprofits to find like-minded partners with whom to explore partnership opportunities to create and sell their own cause-related merchandise
- Facilitating the development and delivery of proprietary cause-related merchandise to market
Filomena Laforgia, Founder/CEO of Filanthropists.com, said: “When I started to develop the idea that would later become Filanthropists.com, I had originally intended to benefit a specific charity—Autism—the condition my son has. It wasn’t until I started to research cause-related products that I saw how much good my idea could do on a larger scale.”
Ms. Laforgia, continues: “The pre-launch response has been enthusiastically positive. It’s my hope that Filanthropists.com can become a welcome and valuable part of any charitable and nonprofit organization’s fundraising efforts.”
Founded in 2010, Filanthropists.com is an online shopping mall that serves as a voice in the marketplace for charities and retail merchants who engage in fundraising via charity shopping, which is defined as: “The sale of a product, known as a “cause product,” from which a portion of the proceeds is donated to charity.” Current merchants include:
Born Free USA
Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fundation International
Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation
Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation
It Takes A Village
Room To Grow
T.E.N. The Emancipation Network
The Tara Ann Ralph Foundation
Until There’s A Cure