I learned about this over the weekend:
Goodsearch is a search engine that donates a portion of its ad revenue to the charity or school of the user’s choice. You simply select your favorite charity on the search page, do your search (which is powered by Yahoo!) and eventually the organization that you selected should receive a check. If your favorite isn’t listed, I think you can enter it for them.
I’ll be searching on behalf of The Periwinkle Foundation, a nonprofit based at Texas Children’s Hospital that provides a free summer camp for childhood cancer patients. I’ve been involved with Periwinkle for 17 years as a counselor and video producer, and I love having the opportunity to help them out every time I search. Hopefully they will soon need buckets to haul all the cash around.
So give it a whirl. Help out your favorite nonprofit or school and let your search be part of your gift.