For people like us in the 21st century, convenience is the new buzzword.
We have Facebook to make new friends, Instagram to click aesthetic photos and the 280 characters of Twitter to air our opinions without any inhibition.
This need for convenience has seeped into our bones so deeply that we want to do even our day-to-day chores without much hassle.
Take for instance, shopping.
How do you shop?
These days, we don’t spend time wheeling our carts around gigantic retail stores to buy the stuff we need. Instead, we rely on e-commerce giants like Myntra and Amazon and buy whatever we like in the comforting environs of our homes.
Thanks to these e-retailers, we can buy a plethora of items without much effort. Be it clothes, books or medicine, everything’s easily available at our fingertips.
What if a friend told you that in this list of things, you can add something more than convenience to your online shopping experience?
Now, every time you shop online, you can support a good cause without paying anything extra.
We each have different commitments and not all of us can create an impact by volunteering our time. But there is still a way that we can be sure to make a difference for causes that are close to our hearts.
Enter Shop To Give
GiveIndia has collaborated with CashKaro to give way to an initiative called #ShopToGive.
With Shop to Give, you get a chance to donate money to charities of your choice as you shop online without paying extra money.
Say for example, you’re passionate about child education. Thanks to Shop To Give, a certain percentage of the payment done by you to shop online will be used to fund an underprivileged child’s education.
The small amount of money that you donate can impact a huge positive change for the child and can help him reach greater heights.
This is how Shop to Give works:
1. You go to our shop to give website. There, you select the cause of your choice and the charity you want to donate to.
2. Once you’ve decided on your cause, your screen changes to:
As you can see, most of the country’s best e-commerce websites like Amazon, Myntra and MakemyTrip are listed here. For every successful sale you make, the retailer will donate the said percentage to the cause and nonprofit that you selected.
3. Click ‘Activate’ and your screen will look like this:
After clicking the ‘Activate’ button, you will be redirected to the e-retailer’s page and you can continue to shop with ease as usual.
The best bit about #ShopToGive is that you will not be charged extra for the donation alongside your purchase.
We know that you don’t always get the chance to dedicate yourself to causes as much as you’d like to. With #ShopToGive, you get a wonderful platform from where you can create a lot of impact without effort and sacrifices.
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
What are you waiting for then? Bookmark the website and use it every time you shop!
Donate for a worthy cause. It can be anything — be it childcare, healthcare or the environment. Just by spending a few minutes of your time while shopping, you can better thousands of lives. Your donation can give hope to many people in need who are ignored.
Your choice to give can impact the change that you wish to see in this world.
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Coming from Mumbai, Chitra has always been passionate about writing and blogging since a young age. She is currently a part of the prestigious Young India Fellowship programme.