A New Way to Help!
YouGiveGoods is a socially conscious, for-profit company founded with the purpose of connecting those who want to help with those who need it.
You might be surprised at how complex it is to get help to those who need it. Donating money to support a cause is easy, but it's hard to know how the money is being spent. Most people prefer to know what they are accomplishing with their good intentions. The best way we can see the good we've done is to contribute hard goods to the cause—whether that's food, clothing, or the supplies needed by food pantries, homeless shelters, animal shelters or other organizations that help others. The list of goods these organizations need to serve their missions goes on and on, and their need is constant. The challenge is that setting up, running or contributing goods to a drive is complex and time consuming.
We know there is no shortage of generous people in the United States, and we felt that if we applied twenty-first century technology and the transformative power of social networking, we could assist in connecting generous people and organizations with those most in need. The YouGiveGoods system makes it simple and easy to help through our e-commerce portal—you can set up drives or contribute to drives without ever having to leave your computer. In this way, we hope to transform the landscape of charitable goods contributions so that more people across the country feel empowered to help.
YouGiveGoods is owned and operated by a group of people who strongly believe in the importance of helping others in need. In today's economic environment, we understand that times are tough for everyone—for the millions of Americans who are currently food insecure, these challenges are even more pronounced. There are many organizations—both local and national—on the front lines doing good work at food pantries, in animal shelters, and at homeless shelters. But in a time of ever-diminishing government support, they require ever more assistance. Our hope is that YouGiveGoods becomes a primary engine for helping these organizations, allowing people across the country to send more goods—goods that are sent more efficiently and effectively. Our hope is that our cutting edge e-commerce platform will inspire more people to give more goods. Together, we can positively impact the quality of life for millions in need.