WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial, the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, is working with GlobalGiving to aid relief efforts in Japan. Launched over the weekend, LivingSocial's website and daily emails feature a link for members to donate via GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving is helping trusted organizations like International Medical Corps, Save the Children and others on the ground providing immediate support to people in need.
"Major natural disasters always bring out the best in people. Like the survivors of earthquakes in China and Haiti, those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan need international support to provide immediate relief services and long term recovery," said Donna Callejon, Chief Business Officer of GlobalGiving. "LivingSocial's 24 million members have the opportunity to help survivors and victims receive necessary services they so desperately need."
GlobalGiving is a trusted, Better Business Bureau-accredited; nonprofit that provides a platform for great organizations around the world to raise funds for their important work.
LivingSocial adds surprise to every calendar with handpicked daily deals you can share with friends. Members enjoy at least 50% off on the coolest, local experiences. Local business owners get an easy and cost effective marketing tool to attract new, loyal customers. In 2010, one of the fastest growing companies in the space expanded with LivingSocial Escapes offering a "vacation in a box" for easy weekend trips at great value. Based in Washington, DC, the international brand and has saved more than 24 million subscribers over $311 million in +200 markets worldwide. Please visit www.livingsocial.com for additional information.
GlobalGiving (www.globalgiving.org) enables individuals and organizations to find and direct funds to high-impact, grassroots projects. By aggregating many donors, GlobalGiving is creating a new source of funding for people with innovative solutions to challenging world issues. Corporate partners include Pepsi, Discovery Communications, Ford Motor Company, and Nike, among others. In addition, major funding partners include Omidyar Network, the Hewlett Foundation, and Sall Family Foundation. To date the GlobalGiving community has made over $50 million in contributions to more than 4,000 projects around the world.