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Published:May 10th, 2012 11:13 EST
Mother's Day Gifts and Meals that Give Back to Mom`s Favorite Cause

Mother's Day Gifts and Meals that Give Back to Mom`s Favorite Cause

By SOP newswire

Mother`s Day is around the corner so here`s great way to treat Mom to a Mother`s Day meal or buy her that special gift while simultaneously supporting the charity or school she cares about most (at no extra cost).  Each time individuals dine at one of 10,000+ restaurants or shop at 2,600+ online stores this Mother`s Day, a donation is made to the charity of your choice.  So, mom can enjoy her day even more knowing that she`s helping homeless animals, finding a cure for cancer, saving the environment or helping another cause she cares about with every meal and gift! 


May 2012 is the first ever National Dine-Out-for-Charity Month so make a reservation and show mom that you care. Here`s how it works: includes 10,000+ restaurants across the country that will donate 3.5% or 6% (depending on how often you dine out) of the diner`s bill (including tax and tip) back to the charity or school of the diner`s choice. Yes, that`s any charity or school the diner chooses " whether that be a large national organization like The American Red Cross or a local cause like a neighborhood dog rescue or homeless shelter. Simply go to, sign up for free and choose your cause. It`s that simple! We can provide you with a list of participating restaurants and nonprofits in your area.


And, in celebration of National Dine out for Charity Month, users that sign up in May and spend $30 at a participating restaurant within 60 days of signing up, will earn a $5 bonus donation for their chosen cause. This is in addition to earning a donation of up to 6% of their bill year-round. 


Mother`s Day gifts can also raise money for the cause of their choice (without spending anything extra). is an online mall which has partnered with more than 2,600 stores including 1-800-Flowers, Bloomingdales, Bliss, Lands` End, Sephora, and Zales among others that gives a percentage of each purchase back to the shopper`s designated cause!  And, the site lists over 100,000 great coupons and deals " ranging from free shipping, percentages off, buy-one-get-one deals, and money back on future orders. 


So, if you`re taking Mom out for a Mother`s Day meal or buying her that special gift, you could be making this world a better place by supporting a cause you and Mom care about at the same time.


Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, GoodSearch empowers people to change the world through simple everyday actions that raise money for cause people care most about.  Launched in 2005, the service currently includes GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine and GoodShop, an online shopping and coupon portal which works with more than 2,500 top merchants including Staples, jcpenny and HP, and now GoodDining. GoodSearch has donated nearly $9 million to over 105,000 charities and schools designated by its users to date. GoodDining is a new product from, a company that partners with over 105,000 charities and schools to enable people to change the world through simple everyday actions like searching the web (powered by Yahoo), shopping online (over 2,600 stores nationwide), and now dining out. The GoodDining program was built in partnership with Rewards NetworkSM, a leading provider of restaurant marketing services and dining rewards programs for major frequent flyer programs and other affinity organizations.