Nonprofitshoppingmall Press Room Highlights Volunteerism By Making Points Of Light & Hands On Network Default Beneficiary

November 6, 2007 - Anaheim, CA: Hunger, homelessness and poverty are serious issues. While they occur daily for all too many, the approaching holidays do tend to bring out the spirit of giving in almost all of us. Throughout November highlights the spirit of volunteerism by designating Points Of Light & Hands On Network as its default beneficiary. Through a recent merger, these two organizations collectively service a network of 370 affiliates that inspire and mobilize millions of volunteers yearly and who partner with thousands of nonprofits, schools and community organizations across America. To draw attention to the great work being done by Points of Light & Hands On Network, Nicole Forester and Robert Newman, cast members for the long running (70 Years) daytime soap, Guiding Light, talk about their own volunteer experiences and the strong partnership the show has built with Points of Light & Hands On Network in a Q&A featured on' homepage called People Who Care. allows consumers to shop online for the things they would normally buy, from the brands they would normally choose, at the prices they would normally pay. The added benefit is that when a consumer purchases items through they also make a contribution to a pre-selected nonprofit. It's safe, secure and easy -- the retailers listed on the site determine their contribution level. The amounts vary from retailer to retailer and are fully disclosed on the mall pages, along with a direct link to their sites. The amount noted represents the contribution the retailer makes to Points Of Light & Hands On Network during November from each consumer purchase. features a wide variety of retailers like Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Macys, Expedia, The Sharper Image, Staples, PetCo and many others. This easy, user friendly shopping opportunity couldn't come at a better time, as the holiday season lies just ahead. Site visitors can choose from over 150 brand-name retailers featuring clothing and accessories, home and garden decor, travel deals, gifts for men, women and children, health and beauty products, pet supplies, sports gear and more. Time is a valuable gift in and of itself and often in short supply. Through concerned individuals can still help implement community change by turning everyday shopping into everyday giving - everyday.


About Points Of Light & Hands On Network --
Points of Light & Hands On Network inspires and mobilizes people to become engaged, take action and solve community problems. The organization supports a robust network of 370 affiliates, covering 83% of the US market, with eight international locations. Collectively, they mobilize millions of volunteers who partner with thousands of nonprofits, schools and community organizations every year. By cultivating a dynamic network of linked civic hubs, corporate partners, nonprofits, and citizen leaders who engage volunteers in meaningful community change, they are building a change movement - achieving scale and impact by inspiring a culture of service and offering practical tools, new ideas and innovation to the civic space.

About -- (NPSM) is a unique web-based tool that uses online shopping to drive a new revenue stream of unrestricted funds into a nonprofit organization's annual budget. Each time a consumer shops online through the NPSM site or any of its custom white-label sites, a contribution will be made to a nonprofit organization of his or her choosing, turning everyday shopping into everyday giving, everyday.

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