High School Campaign


Each year, Americans spend $450 billion on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents. We have begun to channel some of that fortune to nonprofits and schools, so they can feed the hungry, educate students, find a cure for cancer, stop climate change, care for the elderly, protect human rights, and more.


We do that by making it easy and rewarding to show your love with a meaningful donation in a friend's name, in lieu of buying and giving yet more "stuff." That gift-like experience includes specific charitable gifts to make a difference, personalized printed greeting cards, e-cards, wish lists and registries, charitable gift cards, and more.


Imagine the impact we can make together as more and more people give and request these alternative presents! Each 1% of the money now spent on presents is $4.5 billion a year--more than the largest nonprofit in the country raises nationwide.


Our new High School Campaign gives students an easy and effective way to take a leadership role in creating a better world. Here are the major components:


Student Profile Pages

Please click the links to see how these pages recognize and encourage students making a difference

          Intro to Student Profile Pages

          Sample Profile Page

          Sample High School Page (note that students who create a profile page appear on the school page)


Charitable Donations as Presents

At the same time that nonprofits’ capacity to address critical needs is hindered by a lack of funding, Americans spend $450 billion a year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents. We make it easy and rewarding to make a charitable donation in a friend’s name, in lieu of buying yet more merchandise. Here is a sample charitable gift.


Funding for School Resources

Millions of students suffer from inadequately-funded schools, so we also encourage people to donate to fund student needs in lieu of shopping for presents. We have this initial section of the site for K-12 giving, and we are about to launch pages for each school, teacher, organization, and team.


Recruiting Page for HS Public Engagement Interns

We are recruiting Public Engagement Interns at each high school. They commit to just four hours per week to help raise awareness and encourage participation in their school and in their community. Please see this Introduction to Public Engagement Internship Opportunity.


Changing The Present Clubs

We will encourage students to create Changing The Present Clubs at their schools to accelerate growth and to encourage participation by the entire school community, local businesses, and local nonprofits.


Are you interested in helping build this movement? Join us!