SocialVibe Brings Traditional Trick-or-Treat Charity Efforts to Millions of Global Facebook, MySpace and Twitter Users

. October 26, 2009 . 0 Comments

SocialVibe (www.socialvibe.com), the leading social media utility that empowers people to benefit their causes by engaging with brands, announced the program “Click 4 Good” today. Expanding real world trick-or-treating online, Click 4 Good is a virtual neighborhood on SocialVibe (www.socialvibe.com/click4good) comprised of houses representing charities, each of which aim to bring relief to those in need.
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Partnerships with charity: water, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Keep A Child Alive and The Surfrider Foundation give millions of users the opportunity to provide relief around the globe without donating their own money. By visiting a house within this virtual cul-de-sac, contributions will be made to fund efforts by the following organizations:
charity: water: Provides clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Stand Up 2 Cancer: Aims to urgently move cancer research forward by advancing technology available to scientists and clinicians.
Keep a Child Alive: Provides life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support to children and families whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
The Surfrider Foundation: Dedicated to protecting and preserving our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.
Each time a visitor clicks on a virtual house, a donation is made on their behalf to the corresponding charity. SocialVibe users can share their impact with friends on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, bebo, myYearbook and other social properties. For every visitor who earns a treat, a real social impact will be made.
“Social Networks are a powerful platform for social change by empowering millions of users to encourage their friends to get involved,” said SocialVibe CEO Jay Samit. “Through Click 4 Good, the focus of Halloween shifts from sharing candy to virally being able to share with those in need.”
“I am very excited about Click 4 Good shifting the focus of Halloween from candy to relief for those in need,” says 17 year-old SocialViber user Haley Proehl of Reno, Nevada. “I have trick-or-treated for UNICEF in the past, but I am excited about SocialVibe making it easy for me to help out multiple charities!”
Click 4 Good will be live through November 1. To find out more and start trick-or-treating for good, please visit www.socialvibe.com/click4good.
About SocialVibe
SocialVibe (www.socialvibe.com) is the leading social media utility that empowers people to benefit their causes and communities by engaging with brand sponsors and sharing branded content with their social graph. SocialVibe recognizes that in social media individuals hold the key to generating attention and influence that brands need. Through SocialVibe’s advertising model, brands have a unique way of interacting with individuals and accessing the content they create. Ranked by Quantcast among the top 200 US web sites, SocialVibe raises money for charities through the extensions of the SocialVibe utility onto sites like Facebook, MySpace, bebo, myYearbook, Twitter, WordPress.com and Blogger.com. SocialVibe is backed by venture capital firms Redpoint Ventures and JAFCO Ventures.
Learn more: www.socialvibe.com
About charity: water
charity: water is a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 1 in 6 people on the planet don’t have clean water to drink. Dirty water and a lack of basic sanitation kills 4,500 children every day. charity: water is trying to change that.
Learn more: www.charitywater.org
About Stand Up 2 Cancer
Stand Up 2 Cancer is launching a new movement to attack cancer once and for all by pushing promising scientific breakthroughs to the finish. Cancer takes one person every minute. One life in a moment. SU2C is calling on the public to help take matters into our own hands, investing in a revolution that will change the way scientists and clinicians work to understand and treat these diseases. Stand Up 2 Cancer is more than a rallying cry. It is a galvanizing force created to urgently move cancer research forward.
Learn more: www.standup2cancer.org/
About Keep a Child Alive
Keep a Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against aids. Keep a Child Alive is committed to direct action, and remains small and bureaucracy-free so that their speed of response is never hampered. KCA offers a very real solution to the problem, all on a personal scale. Since its inception in 2003, Keep a Child Alive has saved more than 50,000 lives. They currently provide funding to 8 clinical and orphan care sites in 5 countries: India, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda.
Learn more: www.keepachildalive.org
About The Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit, grassroots environmental organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of surfers in Malibu, California, the organization has grown to over 50,000 activists and 80 chapters across the world.
Learn more: www.surfrider.org

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