NEW YORK, January 4, 2005 — BabyLounge.com joined ShareASale.com, ReliefSearch.org, ReliefShop.org and other Web sites in assisting the disaster relief mission for the tsunami-earthquake catastrophe with a death toll that is expected to exceed 155,000.
To help online shoppers contribute aid to the tsunami relief efforts, the BabyLounge Shopping Mall â€“ http://shopping.babylounge.com, an online mall featuring free online coupons and deals for over 700 online stores, announced today they will donate their January 2005 affiliate program revenue to International relief organization, Feed The Children.
Feed The Children is sending more than 50,000 pounds of food, water and disaster relief supplies to help victims of the recent earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the devastating tsunami that followed.
â€œWith 25 years of disaster relief experience, Feed The Children knows how best to respond and provide help to those most in need,â€ said Larry Jones, president and founder of Feed The Children. â€œThat is exactly what we are doing now for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. And we will continue to help for as long as the need exists.â€
BabyLounge.com selected Feed The Children as the recipient of their donations after extensive research into established charities with a proven track record of success with dealing with this region and this type of disaster.
One source for identifying inding the top charities working in the wake of the tsunami catastrophe is Charity Navigator, who provide free financial evaluations of well-run charities worthy of your support.
Below is a list of charities suggested by Charity Navigator:
Action Against Hunger- USA
American Jewish World Service
American Red Cross
Direct Relief International
Doctors Without Borders, USA
Feed the Children
Lutheran World Relief
Save the Children
“As I watched the devastation of the tsunami on television, it broke my heart,â€ said Vicky Collins, Chief Mom Officer of BabyLounge.com. â€œI wish I could personally go over there and help the survivors. This is one of the worst disasters ever, and I want to do whatever I can to help.”
â€œBy donating our January 2005 affiliate program revenues, our hope is that we can help to feed and clothe some of the unfortunate souls that are suffering in Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, and India,â€ continued Collins.
In addition to the efforts of BabyLounge.com to provide aid to tsunami victims, there are a number of other Web sites that are donating to the relief effort.
“Like everyone else, I was deeply saddened by the tragedies in South Asia – and the extreme loss of life and devastation to that area. As an organization, we want to help out as best as we can,” commented Brian Littleton, President of ShareASale.com.
“So if you are an affiliate or merchant with ShareASale.com – we are offering, from within your account, a method to donate funds to the victims of the earthquakes and tsunamis in South Asia. ShareASale.com will be matching (100%) each donation that comes through our system,” continued Littleton.
ReliefSearch.org earns commissions for all click revenues generated from the searches on the site. When users click on search results generated from ReliefSearch.org, the site earns revenue on a pay-per-click basis, and all click revenues generated from the searches are being donated the tsunami relief efforts.
Similarly, there is an online shopping site, ReliefShop.org that is enabling consumers to help out. In this case, when you shop at any of the more than 700 stores at ReliefShop.org and start there first, they earn revenue. They will donate 100% of that revenue during January 2005 to help the disaster victims.
BabyLounge.com has been a leading source of parenting resources and free online coupons and deals for over 5 years. BabyLounge.com was started by Shawn and Vicky Collins after the birth of their first daughter, Caitlin, as a means to help with the household expenses, since Vicky had become a stay at home mom. Now Caitlin has two little sisters, and BabyLounge.com has grown up with them to become a notable player in the online shopping space. The BabyLounge Shopping Mall is powered by 77Blue – http://www.77blue.com/
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