When shopping, please “gogo shop”

I received a comment today about a post from some time ago which I thought deserves a post of its own, particularly as shopping gets a little manic for some and World AIDS Day approaches.

My name is Greg Wadden, I’m a member of the Cobourg, Ontario group the Cobourg GoGoGetters.  We are dedicated to raising funds for The Stephen Lewis Foundation to help ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa.  Our website can be found at http://www.gogogetters.com

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is a fantastic Canadian charity that works with local grassroots organizations in Africa helping people with AIDS as well as the children they leave behind and the people who look after them, many of whom are grandmothers, or “gogos” in the Zulu dialect. Their website can be found at http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/

We have a project that we’d like to publicize in time for the Christmas shopping season and  especially for World AIDS day, which happens on December 1st of each year, a day set aside all over the world for raising awareness of the global AIDS pandemic.

Our group has come up with a new website called Gogo Shoppers http://www.gogoshoppers.ca
It’s a way for people to raise money to help earn money for the Foundation by using our site to do their online shopping.  It costs nothing to use and requires very little effort.

Here’s how it works:  The merchants listed on our website pay us commissions each time someone follows one of our links and makes a purchase from them.  The cost to the shopper is exactly the same as if they’d gone straight to the online store.  These merchants pay any website that signs up with them and sends them traffic, the difference with ours is that we pass every penny we earn onto The Stephen Lewis Foundation.

We’ve affiliated ourselves with many of the biggest online shopping sites that Canadians use, for example: Amazon.ca and Chapters.ca, Canadiantire.ca and Homedepot.ca, Westjet.ca and HBC.com, Roots, Armani, Softmoc. There are flower stores, travel sites, and sporting goods stores. Insurance, office supplies, computer and electronic stores, pet stores, food sites and art stores. Almost anything that anyone might want. Most of the stores are Canadian and those that aren’t ship to Canada.

We’d like to get as many people as we can to start using the Gogo Shoppers website to do their Christmas shopping and we’d be very grateful if you could help us out by mentioning our project to your parishioners or in your church bulletin.

If you need any more information, don’t hesitate to email me or call me. 

Thanks very much,

Greg Wadden

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