Swedish painter, Carl Larsson
I hope you all had a precious pile of memories from your feasts, fun and times shared with friends and family yesterday. We so enjoyed our day with friends. Now, like you, my mind turns to the next few weeks of celebrating Christmas with family and friends. This year as I go into the Christmas season, I am very grateful that the Lord keeps our ministry going, but to be honest, it has been a year of financial challenge. Along with the rest of the country, we have felt the squeeze of financial challenge. A sweet friend of our ministry, though, came up with a great idea of how to provide a little more support for our ministry, publishing, office and staff needs. Perhaps some of you who have been encouraged through our books, or conferences or ministry, might find it in your heart to help support our ministry with no financial cost to you!
I WOULD SO APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION OF OUR REQUEST BELOW. IT WILL HELP CLAY AND ME KEEP WHOLE HEART MINISTRIES AFLOAT!
Cyber Monday is coming up ~ one of the biggest online shopping days of the year!
About a year and a half ago, we became aware of GoodSearch and GoodShop. By using GoodSearch, a Yahoo! powered search engine, every time you search, GoodSearch donates money to a designated charity. You get to select the charity you wish to support. Some of the charities are local churches, private schools, non-profits of almost every kind, including Whole Heart Ministries. Likewise, GoodShop donates a portion of each online sale to the designated charity. We talked about GoodSearch and GoodShop in an earlier blog post and with our email list, but just in case you missed those communications, here's some more about this great organization.
This information is taken from the www.goodsearch.com/about.aspx webpage:
GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50 percent of its sponsored search revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. Because it's powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers - the users and the organizations do not spend a dime!
In 2007, GoodSearch was expanded to include GoodShop, an online shopping mall of world-class merchants dedicated to helping fund worthy causes across the country. Each purchase made via the GoodShop mall results in a donation to the user's designated charity or school - averaging approximately 3% of the sale, but going up to 20% or even more.
Ken and JJ wanted to create a means to support charities so that people would say, "Why wouldn't you do it?" That's what GoodSearch does. Since it doesn't cost anything and you get proven search results, there's no reason not to use it!
GoodSearch is dedicated to Ken and JJ's mother, who passed away from cancer and who taught them both that by working together with dogged dedication, we can really make this world a better place.
Did you catch the "mom connection" in the last paragraph? Ken and JJ dedicated GoodSearch to their mom. Her legacy of making the world a better place can help us get the word out about biblical mothering!
You can track the amount raised at http://www.goodsearch.com/nonprofit/whole-heart-ministries.aspx. Last month, over $50 was raised just through online shopping! Thank you to those families who are supporting us in this way!
You can also support us by using: http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop.aspx and see the deals and some stores used there.
This holiday season, if you're an online shopper, would you please pray about using GoodShop to support Whole Heart Ministries? Instead of clicking the car key "on," a couple of clicks with your computer mouse will bless moms literally all over the world! I think that's afar, don't you?
Here's some text you can copy and paste onto your blog to help us spread the word about GoodSearch and GoodShop. Thanks so much for your support!
What if Whole Heart Ministries earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!
GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!
GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause.
And if you download the GoodSearch - Whole Heart Ministries toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the Whole Heart Ministries toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/whole-heart-ministries
I so appreciate your willingness to consider this! Have fun shopping!
OUR GOAL IS TO GET 1000 PEOPLE SUPPORTING WHOLE HEART THROUGH GOOD SEARCH--THAT COULD HELP PAY STAFF AND PUBLISHING FOR MORE THAN ONE MONTH! PLEASE HELP US BY PROMOTING THIS CAUSE. THANKS SO MUCH.