Saturday, April 12, 2008

Goodsearch Does Good for the AAQI ...Alzheimer's Charity Doubled


Every day, I make a Goodsearch for articles, links, information that I would normally research online for, anyway! GoodSearch is a search engine (powered by Yahoo!) which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users.

You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. The money that they donate to your cause comes from its advertisers and the money that is then raised by the supported charities does good for the cause, the community and all of us, as well!

I make sure to use my downloaded IE version of Goodsearch as my home page search engine, look up what I need to know or learn more about and benefit the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative in the process.

Next time you need to find something on the Internet, head over to Goodsearch.com. Where it says "type in your charity here…" type in Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (Burton, MI) From then on, unless you clear the selection, every search you do from GoodSearch.com will earn us a penny.For a group of 1,000 people with an average of two searches each day, we could earn approximately $7,300 in 2008.

As director of AAQI, Ami Simms, says: "It's like we're all sitting around the quilt frame putting in one stitch at a time. Takes forever; but with ALL of us stitching, we'll have that quilt finished in no time!"

And to start you all off on the right foot, (the one you use to pedal your sewing machines...) sign up for Goodsearch, type in Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (Burton, MI) in the charity line and then look up:

1. Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
2. AAQI
3. AAQI Quilt Auction
4. AAQI: From the Heart of a Quilter

And if you like to shop online...In 2007, GoodSearch was expanded to include GoodShop, an online shopping mall of world-class merchants dedicated to helping fund worthy causes across the country. Each purchase made via the GoodShop mall results in a donation to the user's designated charity or school – averaging approximately 3% of the sale, but going up to 20% or even more. The Goodsense Homepage will also tell you how to set up your search engine to receive donations that way!

Even if you already have your favorite search engine, and you love how fast or efficient or how custom designed it might be for you,personally....please just make 2 Goodsearches a day in honor or AAQI...it's easy to do and the good you do only multiplies!! And if you choose to not make it your homepage, save it as a favorite on IE and click on it to begin a couple of searches a day...just make sure you have Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (Burton, MI) always visible in that designated charity box for each and every search!

3 comments:

  1. Aren't you ever kind to tell your readers how to GoodSearch for the AAQI!

    May your thread never tangle and your knots always hold.

    Ami Simms

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  2. I keep trying to use GoodSearch with the AAQI but it seems like I have to retype it in each time. Even though I verified it, the next day when I come back AAQI isn't there anymore. And then I come back here and copy it again. Any advice for making this automatic. (I know you said unless I clear it... but I'm still pasting it in each time...

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  3. To the owner of this blog, how far youve come?

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.