LOCAL CHARITY FUNDRAISING STORE TAKES IT NATIONAL
08/21/2012

Expansion Means More Charities, More Products, and More Donations

Online PR News – 21-August-2012 – Tustin, CA – What began as a small Tustin storefront for charitable fundraising is now a full-fledged e-commerce site with national support. The store was the philanthropic vision of the Koren family from Villa Park, whose desire was to give local Orange County charities a free venue to host charitable shopping events. The concept was simple – charities would invite their supporters to come to an event at the store, and 20% of everything sold would go back to the charity. Now, with a new domain at www.LoveShopGive.com, national and even international charities, and hundreds more products, the little storefront has grown into an incredible online destination for charitable gift giving.

“The in-store events were a great success, and we love supporting our local community,” says Jan Koren, President of LoveShopGive. “What we realized, though, was that some people couldn’t attend the event but still wanted to be a part of the giving. Having this website allows them to continue their support regardless of proximity, and also provides a way for the charities to extend their reach to others around the country that might not know about them yet.”

The Koren family knew that for charities, growing a donor base means thinking outside the norm, and giving supporters everyday methods of donating to their favorite cause. The website is based around a concept they call “Full Circle Giving™,” where they connect three entities that want to help make a difference in the world – charities, brands and consumers. Love the Charities. Shop the Brands. Give Hope to Others.

Unique to other online shopping experiences, LoveShopGive offers the chance to read about how the charities and brands give back to society. Each has a dedicated page to share the feel-good stories of community giving, world-changing campaigns, and heartwarming anecdotes of positive change.

“We are excited that when people do their everyday shopping, they can also donate money to help others,” Koren continues. “We encourage them to learn about the charities and brands that can help us complete the full circle of giving that occurs when we shop wisely and give back daily.”

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LoveShopGive is a charitable gift boutique located in Tustin, CA and an e-commerce site at LoveShopGive.com. Partnering with local, national and international non-profits, as well as socially responsible brands, LoveShopGive gives 20% of all sales to the charity of the buyer’s choice, and shares the brand and charity stories that help consumers make an educated “Purchase with a Purpose™.”