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Day 346 – Vancouver Are You Hip? Discover How you Can Be Ethically Hip!

I love to be ethically hip as a mom, a wife and a sister. Just 20 days of giving left and I have discovered yet another way to use my hard earned money and spend it for “good”.

Day 346: Give 346

This give is specific to Vancouver but it may inspire you to think about how you use your money for good. Many of us (actually millions) use the Groupon type sites that are popping up all over the social media world. I am a big Groupon and Living Social deal user. I get everything from weekend getaways to messages for amazing prices – up to 80% off many services. It allows my husband and I to treat ourselves to luxuries we might not consider otherwise.

There is now a company in Vancouver that is changing the face of group purchases. I can still get great deals but with every deal purchased I am doing some good.

Meet Ethically Hip. This is how one company is doing their part to change the world.

Ethically Hip is a unique spin on the daily deal sites such as Groupon and Living Social (we love you man). We offer the same fantastic deals to consumers and give great branding and exposure to our participating businesses. So what’s the difference?

Our focus is on local charities and we give 100% of the net proceeds to our charity partners.
Each month we partner with local charities, some great local businesses, and most importantlygreat people like you!
Aside from daily deals we also have a few new twists on the daily deal model that we know you are going to love.
We are proudly Canadian and are based in Vancouver British Columbia (Go Canucks!). This ensures that the money stays in your town benefiting local charities and developing community involvement.

The Deal today? 2 pounds of ONEbean organic coffee and 2 boxes of Tega organic tea! I’m saving the planet with this one as well.
All proceeds are being donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Banks.

Do you have a unique way you shop that gives back? Share you secret, we all want to know how to best spend our money that will do good.

Time Commitment: 3 minutes for the online purchase
Cost: price of the deal

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)