Makau Corp., a provider of the foundational learning management system (LMS) and iPod training, has formed an alliance with The Foundation House, a nonprofit that combines charities worldwide with individuals who seek their services.
These are two of several organizations, including Clubco.com, that have shared their expertise and resources to launch Shopping for Abundance, the Christmas Charity Challenge.
Individuals who participate in the challenge commit to doing all their holiday shopping online through Clubco.com, and the participating retailers (including Nordstrom and Target) will donate 5 percent to their favorite charity.
Makau shared its custom learning resources with The Foundation House to create instructional videos and podcasts for the nonprofit.
Additionally, the company helped The Foundation House launch its library this summer, and founder Kristen Lamb said she has been pleased with the results.
She also praised Makau for its role in making Shopping for Abundance a reality.
“Imagine a world where every person and every business pitches in to help — just think of the funds that could go to the world’s good causes,” Lamb said. “We’ve come up with a way to do that, and Makau Corp. is a great example of what good can be done by sharing talents and resources.”
Several Makau employees have agreed to participate in Shopping for Abundance, including Scott Robinson, financial consultant and manager.
Robinson said he has chosen to shop for It’s a Miracle Center.
“Makau and its team are happy to support The Foundation House and shopping for charity,” he said. “With the amount of money other people and myself spend online, I believe giving a portion back to charity is a smart idea.”
He also thinks it’s a smart idea to shop online.
“I don’t have much free time, yet shopping online lets me creatively purchase gifts for my family on my lunch break or at home in the evenings,” Robinson said.
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