Groupon + Goal to raise $1 Million ~ How you can Help!

Getting a great deal feels good, but helping students in need feels even better!
 Online education charity and Groupon, a nationwide daily deal site, are partnering Monday, May 24 to offer Groupon’s first-ever charity deal, allowing subscribers to double their donation dollars for individual classroom project requests submitted by public school teachers. This partnership will dedicate a total of $1 million to provide critical resources and supplies to public and charter school classrooms around the country, highlighting a new and unique method of engaging individuals in philanthropy.

Groupon, a site valued at more than $1 billion, will be offering the deal system-wide on Monday, and will then appear as a side deal for the rest of the week. The deal works like this: if you purchase $250 on Groupon, you’ll receive $500 credit to contribute to, $100 for $200 and so on. Other levels listed will be:

· $100 credit sold for $50
· $50 credit sold for $25
· $20 credit sold for $10

As with any project, individuals will contribute the deal’s dollar amount to classroom projects of their choosing. Once a project is fully funded, will purchase the requested materials and send them directly to the classroom. All donors will receive photos of the project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. Donors who fund more than $100 will also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.

Get started at Groupon and double your impact to


Founded in 2000, is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and student thank-you letters.

To date, 122,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $45 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through individuals from all walks of life have helped 3 million students from low-income families.

About Groupon

Groupon offers daily deals at unbeatable prices through group buying. According to the Groupon website, each day Groupon offers something fun to do in several cities at unbeatable prices. The interesting thing is that you can only get the Groupon if enough people join that day.

Learn How Groupon Works! from The Point on Vimeo.

Celebrate Earth Hour 2010 by turning off your lights March 27

Earth Hour is almost here! 8:30 pm, Saturday March 27, 2010

Last year hundreds of millions of people across the globe turned out their lights for Earth Hour. This year the goal iso reach 1 billion people! Together, by spreading the word, we can reach that goal.

Got plans for the big night yet? Find an event in your city: Canada  United States

Or try these Earth Hour App’s:

The Twitter widget

Add a Twibbon to your avatar

For your Facebook profile

Other Facebook App, where you can flick the virtual light switch and show your friends you’re committed to Earth Hour

Keep up to date on all the Earth Hour excitement, straight from your Blackberry!

Create a virtual lantern and embed it on your site so others can to! –

Looking for even more inspiration? Vote on your favorite video or photo essay in the Earth Hour Every Hour Contest for great weekly prizes:!