Surf, Shop….. and Give

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Hi I'm Colleen Kelly The resident blogger !. Welcome !.

Hi I’m Colleen Kelly The resident blogger !. Welcome !.















I’m re-posting this because  is a favorite site of mine and they have something NEW going on I think is interesting and exciting!. So I have made the addition to this past post  and am posting it once again..




Do you like shopping?

I love shopping.  Have you ever shopped online? It can be a great, fast and easy way to do some shopping.   Now add the fun of shopping to being able to help others at the same time!

Jackpot!   Right?  You bet!!.

Here are 3 great websites, that combine the fun of shopping AND doing a little good along the way!.


First up…..


This is a great website. If you need a really nice gift for someone, this is the place!.  Candles are something I think most everyone would love to receive as a gift.

Right off the bat, is inviting and relaxing and easy to navigate.

I think most everyone I know and most likely you as well,  likes candles.  This site has something new  .  “Candles For A Cause”.  

 Which makes it one of my favorite  “sites with a heart” .  With this addition to the site, you get in touch with Michigan Scents and together with them you’ll work on creating your own candle for whatever fundraiser or cause you’re supporting!.   Available as well, are fundraising Kits and fundraising accounts you can start with them. (Which I thought was really cool.)  They even have special pages with candles made for Breast Cancer awareness and  the American Cancer society.

One of the best things about Michigan Scents is  $3 dollars of every “Candles for a Cause” goes directly to organizations that support those efforts.

Oh, one other fact about is that everything is made in the USA!

These are hand poured, soy based candles that come in different sizes, along with soy tarts that are perfect for tealight use.  (They are so pretty.) 

They have “candle catoring” and Private label, Events with designed labels available for special occasions, (weddings, showers, business needs.. etc.)

There is a scent for everyday and holidays and with scents like Happy Pumpkin, Cake, Hot Toddy, Clothes Line, Sparkling Snow, Happy Birthday, Summertime, Candy Cane, Beach and NEW scents Orange Peel, Freshly Brewed, Lemongrass and Pearberry, so many and even more to choose from on the site.  The Candles created by  are carefully done so that they are dead on Perfect!.  (I happen to own a few, so I can say that!) Michigan Scents offers so much, something for everyone!.

I’m excited to tell you Michigan Scents now has a KickStarter Project !!  

For the FIRST Electric Petal Warmer….. MADE IN THE USA!. 

(Michigan Scents KickStarter Link below ) 

So What IS KickStarter…… and how can I help ?

Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on KickStarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.

Got the idea?   

This is a favorite site of mine like I said. !  I wanted to let everyone know about the chance to become a small part of something really great!!.

The chance to be a part of something creative.

The chance to help out a company produce Made in the USA products is exciting.

It’s always a great feeling to help those reaching for their dreams and  is a worthy, innovative and smart company to look into!

You’ll be glad you did!

(Once again, the link to KickStarter Project!) 

Shopping online can be fun and easy.
Shopping online can be fun and easy.



On this site you can get coupons for online sites such as Best Buy and Macy’s.   The charity you choose will get a portion of the purchase price when you choose them.

This site has so many categories to choose from you can just about find anything you want here!.  You can even help to do more good out there by spreading the word about the site, from the “spread the word”, page link on

They have  2,800 participating stores (from Amazon to Zazzle) and a percentage of what you spend will be donated to your cause at no cost to you.  Goodshop lists more than 100,000 coupons and deals so you could save money while you are doing good for others.

One place on the site called “Good Dining” allows you to dine at one of their 10,000 participating restaurants around the country and a percentage of what you spend will go to your cause – again at no cost to you.

They also offer you what they call “Good To go add ons” –The  GoodShop To-Go Button, GoodApp Toolbar and Goodsearch Plug-in all install in less than 30 seconds and help you to earn donations for your favorite cause when you shop! You don’t need to go to the site first!.

Since 2006′ Goodshop has users have raised more that 9 million dollars and they have participated in over 1.1 billion charitable actions!.  A reason to be a proud user of

When you give to more than just yourself shopping can be even more fun.
When you give to more than just yourself shopping can be even more fun.


First of all I like the way the site looks which is a big plus really.  It made me smile right off!. I liked the way it looks. It gets your attention fast and is nice to look at.  This site is also easy to use. 

1. You find the cause you like.

2. Choose your cause.

3. Shop for what you want,  then you check out!.

They ask you spread the word about the site, but hey, it’s doing even more good so no biggie. Donations of 10.00 or more are tax-deductible. IF you don’t see a cause you wish to give to, your donation will simply default to their featured charity on the homepage. also have a link to Facebook where you can start your own fundraiser now.

They have tons of categories and many, many brands you can choose from and I didn’t think the prices were that bad either!

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All three of these Site are to be recommended for their really great merchandise but I would like to commend and thank them for their generosity of spirit and for doing something that not every website that would like you to try their product does…

Give back.

Thanks for coming. I hope you found something here today that can help you!.  I appreciate you taking your times to come to the blog! 

Have you ever used any of these great sites? If not do you think you will now ?   Please let me know below by leaving a comment below!



This is Dan Gheesling.

This is Dan Gheesling.




This is Dan Gheesling.  He is a high-school Football Coach, Author, Reality tv Winner, (2x reality tv winner that is!.) and entrepeneur.

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