Zealous Good: Cupid for Charities
Want to fall in love with philanthropy for the first time or all over again? Then we highly recommend Zealous Good, Chicago’s do-gooder matchmaking site. Zealous Good helps us take all of the items in our home that we no longer use and share them directly with the non-profits who need them. With more than 100 local organizations to choose from, each of us can find our perfect charitable match in no time at all.
How’d Zealous Good begin? Not so long ago, founder Brittany Graunke made two very important discoveries: most of our households contain around $7,000 in unused items and our city needed a way for donors and charities to find each other. Hello, Zealous Good! Charities can now easily score the things they greatly need and we no longer let tons of unused stuff in our homes go to waste. Now you tell us, what better example could we set for our kids?
The site is super simple and prompts you to consider how your goods can do great things for the community. Moms and dads, we encourage you to take a look at all of the charities that could use your donations. Please share the items you no longer need so we can help the less fortunate and inspire our kids to be lifelong do-gooders as well.
Top donations from moms and families include:
* Arts & crafts
* Sporting equipment
* Toys & games
* Baby, children, and maternity clothes
So are you ready to fall in love? If so, the process is easy. Go to zealousgood.com and submit a list of the items you’d like to donate. Then let Zealous Good put on its cupid wings and start their matchmaking process. A member of the team will review your list and notify you of local charities interested in your items. You can pick whichever organization you’d like and then schedule a time for pick up for drop off. When your donation is in the hands of your selected charity, you’ll see the difference you’ve made and the many lives you’ve touched.
If you’re a charity and want to find donors, the process is just as easy. Simply make a Zealous Good page and request what kind of donations you’d like to receive. After Zealous Good matches you up, you’ll receive donations. Yes, that’s all it takes!
So what are you waiting for? Find your perfect philanthropic soulmate and be a part of something truly special by visiting Zealous Good today.
More about Zealous Good
Zealous Good is now working with more than 100 charities and has made more than 500 connections. After starting in metro Chicago in 2011, Zealous Good is now expanding to the Chicago suburbs and will launch new markets in 2013.
(Photo credit: Zealous Good)