Yesterday, while I was doing some holiday shopping online, I was also making a small donation to the summer camp that my son attends. When I shopped through at retailers like Amazon, Macys and GameStop, a small portion of the amount I spent got donated to the charity of my choice. has partnered with more than 2,500 retailers to donate up to 30 percent of most purchases to the charity of the your choice. GoodShop also offers more than 100,000 money-saving coupons and free shipping deals. You don’t have to miss out on saving money while you’re donating to your favorite charity.


If you’re going to be shopping online this holiday season, or at any time, shopping through GoodShop doesn’t cost you anything other than the time it takes to set up an account. All you have to do is shop through a retailer’s link on GoodShop, and a portion of your sale will automatically get donated to the school or charity of your choice.


There are more than 100,000 nonprofits and schools signed up with GoodShop. There are food banks, environmental organizations, faith-based groups, organizations looking for cures to diseases, individual schools and more. You’re bound to find a group that interests you.


Shopping online isn’t the only way you can donate; there’s also GoodDining and GoodSearch.


GoodDining allows you to register your credit card, and whenever your credit card is used at a participating restaurant, up to 6 percent of your bill gets donated back to charity. It turns out, our favorite Friday night pizza place participates in GoodDining.


GoodSearch, powered by Yahoo, is a search engine that donates about 1 penny for each search conducted through it. For someone like me who might search more than a hundred times a day, that could really add up for my son’s summer camp.


I had heard about GoodShop, Dining, and Search before, but it wasn’t until yesterday when the summer camp requested that people use it that I really checked it out. I wish I had brought you this information earlier — before Cyber Monday — but I know that many of us still have a lot of online shopping to do before the holidays.


Have you used GoodShop, Dining or Search? What has your experience been with them? Are they everything they seem to be?

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Shop online and earn money for a favorite charity donates a portion of the sales from more than 2,500 online retailers to the charity or school of your choice.