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Friday, April 27, 2012

One Penny at a Time

Support raising seems to be a very slow process. You make calls, leave messages, and wait for people to call you back. You send out emails and facebook messages while planning trips, and then you have to wait. How long do you wait before you can call again? How many emails can you send a person asking to get together before you're a nag? It's a waiting game.

However, little by little our monthly pledged support keeps rising. It's really encouraging that we're now a quarter of the way there! Jonathan wrote in our last newsletter a way YOU can help us raise the funds to get to Costa Rica by simply searching the internet. Every time you look something up online, one penny gets contributed to our fund by Goodsearch.com. It doesn't sound like a lot, but we've effortlessly generated 50 cents ourselves in a couple of days. If we had more people, that 50 cents could turn into $20 a month and get us one step closer. If you follow these 4 steps, you'll be contributing to our ministry fund without only 10 minutes of effort. 

Step 1: Create a user account.
Go to goodsearch.com and click on the ‘register’ button in the upper right hand corner, or click here, to register. You can register with your google, facebook, yahoo, or twitter account, or just follow the simple instructions to register a new account!

Step 2: Search for our nonprofit account.
The name of our charity account is “EFCA Hunter 1546”. Indicate that this is the charity you wish to support. Note: if you do not indicate our nonprofit, the donations will not go to our ministry.


Step 3: Set Goodsearch as your default search engine.
Follow the instructions
here


Step 4: Search with Goodsearch, shop with Goodshop, and check into how you can have money donated from your dine-out experiences!

Here’s a sampling of different stores involved with Goodshop and the percentage of your purchase they’ll donate to the ministry:


Musician’s friend-3.5%
McAfee-12.5%
The North Face- 2.5-4.5%
Staples-2-5%
HP- 1-2%
Kmart- 2%
Amazon-1.5%
Avon-4.5%
Best Buy-0.5-3%
Bloomingdales-2%,
Crate%Barrel-2.5,
Dell-5%
Expedia-up to 5%
Gap-2.5%
Groupon-up to 5%,
Home Depot-1.5-2.5%
Apple Store-1.5%
iTunes/App Store/iBookstore-2.5%
J. Crew-3%
Lowes-2%
Lands End-3%
LL Bean-2%
Macy’s-1.5%
Microsoft 1.5-5%
Overstock.com- 4.5%
Pottery Barn-1.5%
Sears-2-2.5%
Target-1.5-3.5%
Walmart-0.5-2%
Walgreens-4%
Williams Sonoma-2%




Please feel free to email Jonathan at jonathan.hunter@efca.org with any questions!

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