Last week I attended a NYC technology event featuring a variety of startup companies of all types. The type of companies that intrigued me most were the social entrepreneurships, companies started by people looking to make a profit, but also to help society in some way. And by visiting these websites, you can also do good.
Here are 4 Social Entrepreneurships worth checking out:
Is your house overflowing with things that you need to get rid of. Do you hate to throw away things that are still in good shape? Selling on ebay can be a hassle. And I know that when I donate, I just choose the most convenient charity, not one that I necessarily support. That is why Web Thrift Store is a great way to go.
With Web Thrift Store you sell your unwanted items online, similar to the way you would on ebay, but it is much easier. All you do is choose a charity from the many on the website that have signed up, list your item, add a picture and a price and the company handles the rest of the sale. If it sells, the buyer pays for shipping and you just have to ship it at no expense. You have killed two birds with one stone. You got rid of clutter and you donated to charity. If you want to help charities and don’t want to sell, please visit Web Thrift Store and consider buying other’s goods.
You Give Goods
The motto of You Give Goods – “When Doing Good is Made Easy, More Good Gets Done”. And that is exactly what this company does. They make food drives easy. Whether you want to run a food drive or contribute to one, you never have to leave your computer. You Give Goods takes care of the hassle part, everything involved with food delivery. And with social media tools on the website, it is easy to publicize your drive. Food Drives have never been easier to accomplish. And I know that I am much more likely to do something if it doesn’t require me to run around.
Have you ever wanted to volunteer but not know how or where to find volunteer work? In high school teens are often required to volunteer. Wouldn’t it would be great if there was an easy way for them to find volunteer work suited to them? GiveGab is a brand new social network for volunteers and volunteer managers to find each other in their local communities.
Where do you go if you are passionate about an issue or getting something done and you want to get the word out and get help? Sure there are sites for very important, usually political issues. But what about issues that are a little less important to the world at large but still important to you and others. Social Power is here to help. Add your issue to the website. All issues are displayed for visitors to see and read about. If 1,000 people agree with your issue, the people at Social Power will make it an initiative and contact people that can set it in motion.
An example of some of the more important issues on Social power are:
- Cell phone companies should eliminate all cell phone contracts
- Personal electronic devices should be allowed during takeoff and landing
- Ticketmaster’s absurd service charges should be reduced or eliminated
- I want Chipotle to deliver
- Facebook should have a dislike button
- Create an app where I could register to be a movie extra
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