When he was 13 years old, traveling up the Amazon with his father in a thatch-covered boat. His father, an ornithologist, studied the birds, while he marveled at the rich wildlife, lush vegetation and fascinating people we encountered deep in the jungle. What struck him most was the contrast between the remote tribes living in harmony with the rainforest, and the poverty and deforestation in the most "modernized" towns we visited. He realized the world was terribly out of balance. From that truth, an overwhelming desire to make a difference was born. He believed the power to make a positive change in the world was within each of us. But how could we harness that power? The answer came in 1998. The Internet. Finally, the power to mobilize the world was at hand, raised money from some kind and crazy souls, and then really lucked out in finding two extraordinary partners -- Matt Mc Glynn (now our chief technology officer) and Camilla Eriksson (now our vice president of e Cards).In September 1998, launched Care2 from tiny apartment.
Care2 is a social network website that was founded by Randy Paynter in 1998 to help connect activists from around the world. It has a membership of approximately 16 million people. Care2s stated mission is to help people make the world a better place by connecting them with the individuals, organizations and responsible businesses making an impact. Care2 provides powerful tools to make a difference in your life, your community, and the world
Care2 is a B CorporationsThat are a new kind of company which uses the powerof business to solve social and environmental problems Care2 is essentially gathering place for passionate people of all beliefs and often conflicting ideas, the forums and message boards where views are expressed and argued. The whole site provides many opportunities for engagement including petitions, volunteer opportunities and donations.
Type---Private Founded----1998 Headquarters-Redwood City,California, United States Key people- Randy Paynter, founder and CEO Marlin Miller, COO Matthew McGlynn, founder, CTO Industry--Media Products---Care2.com,ThePetitionSite.com,PhotoChains.com Revenue---US$5.9 million (2006) Employees---56 (2008) Slogan--"Care2 Make a Difference" Website---http://www.care2.com/ Type of site--social networking Available in--English Launched---1998
Member profiles and groups to facilitate social networking Petitions that any citizen can create and distribute Petitions created and promoted by Care2 in partnership with nonprofit organizations "Click-to-Donate Races" to generate donations to charities (from ad sponsors), just by clicking. Free E-Cards(which also generate free donations) Citizen News Network—members post news stories themselves and vote on which ones should be displayed
Blogs Free photo sharing with unlimited upload space Email newsletters and "e-alerts" about various issues such as the environment and human rights "Care2 JobFinder," which lists jobs with progressive companies A "Green Living" channel with tips on living healthier, more sustainable lives Various content channels on topics such as Global Warming, Womens Issues and the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election "Butterfly Rewards" virtual currency system in which "butterfly credits" can be gained through 17 types of activities and redeemed on one or more of 13 humanitarian gifts to which Care2 makes real-world monetary donations. Credits are not exchangeable for or equivalent to real-world currency.
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Care2 advertisers sponsor this site and make your donations to Children International possible. Every day that you click, you are generating a true cash donation. 100% of the donations generated by this click-to-donate go to Children International. Care2 guarantees every daily-click through to the Thank You / Sponsor page will generate a donation of at least $1/CPM. Care2 pools all of the daily donations and delivers these funds to Children International on a regular basis How your click helps children Children Internationals sponsorship program is designed to impact everyaspect of a childs life. Through your daily clicks, you are helping sponsoredchildren receive life-changing assistance in areas such as: Health Education Nutrition Youth Community
Animal Welfare Corporate Accountability Education Environment and Wildlife Health Human Rights Media, Arts, Culture Politics Spirituality and Religion Stand Up Against Nestea Cruel TEA signatures: 20,588 Make Your Outdoor Space Wildlife-Friendly signatures: 11,396
Care2 is the largest and fastest growing social action network,and 175% growth in unique visitor’s year over year. Care2 also owns and operates the #1 site for petitions. Care2 is in the top 200 sites worldwide on Quant cast traffic reporting ----http://bit.ly/care2quantcast Care2s content offering includes original stories, blogs and syndication partners covering a wide range of healthy lifestyle areas, and causes ranging from politics to human rights and animal welfare.
Care2 is the largest global community of people working to make a difference. Start an online petition and become a part of it! Whether you care about world events, local politics, animal welfare, womens rights, human rights, or anything in between, this is the place to make your voice heard. You can create change; the first step starts right here. Lets take that step together. Sign up now to join the largest online community of people making a difference in healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.