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Using GoodSearch and GoodShop to Help Raise Money for the Tyler Foundation

Action Unlimited
January 31, 2009

Supporters of the Tyler Foundation are using GoodSearch and GoodShop, raising money with every search of the Internet and every purchase on-line!

Shirley, MA 2008 -- What if even a fraction of the $140 billion generated by search engine advertisers* and online shopping was directed towards the Tyler Foundation and helping improve the quality of life for families affected by epilepsy?

That is the concept behind GoodSearch.com a new search engine powered by Yahoo! GoodSearch donates 50% of its revenue, approximately a penny per search, to the charities designated by its users. You use it exactly as you would any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly – just 500 people searching four times a day will earn around $7,300 in a year. It doesn’t cost the users a thing!

Similarly with GoodShop.com, consumers are helping their favorite causes by shopping at hundreds of well known retailers including Amazon, Target, Apple, Macy’s, Best Buy, Orbitz, Staples and others. The shopping experience and the prices are exactly the same as going to the retailer directly, but by going through GoodShop, up to 37% of the purchase price is donated the user’s favorite cause!

The Tyler Foundation recently registered with the sites, giving its supporters a chance to raise money for the cause every time they search the Internet or shop online. The goal is to earn $10,000 through the site this year to help provide support for families in the hospital.

More than 72,000 nonprofits and schools are now registered with GoodSearch and GoodShop and more than 100 charities and schools are registering daily. GoodSearch has quickly spread via word-of-mouth and the blogger community. Examples of other organizations listed on the site include: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which has earned more than $10,000; The ASPCA which has raised more than $23,000; and The Bubel/Aiken Foundation which supports children with disabilities and has earned more than $12,000.

Using GoodSearch is simple. Because the site is powered by Yahoo, users are assured of high quality results - but each time you search, money is generated by the advertisers for your favorite charity or school.

“Every penny counts”, says Heather Plotkin, VP of the Tyler Foundation “While doing a search or shopping online why not raise money for our cause? There is absolutely no reason not to use GoodSearch and GoodShop - it's so easy”

“A lot of people want to help the Tyler Foundation but may not have the time or the money to help out.” said Heather. “GoodSearch and GoodShop make it possible for anyone who uses the internet to help the Tyler Foundation. Now surfing the web can help a cause."

The Tyler Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that financially assists families of children with epilepsy that are being treated at Boston Children's Hospital and UMASS Medical Center . For more information about the Tyler Foundation please visit www.tylerfoundation.org