– Classifieds With A Conscience

BuyTheChange.comBuyTheChange is a new classifieds site with a difference: part of the fees contributing members are charged actually go to charity. In addition to that, the classifieds in question aim to connect local communities and strengthen bonds by giving local businesses more exposure, and by benefiting local non-profits.

As a matter of fact, local non-profits can join in for free and have a platform for putting their services across.

The site also doubles as a resource where local events are publicized. These include meetings, classes and also concerts and gigs. Moreover, announcements and news that might interest the community can be put across this way.

This initiative has been started by three social entrepreneurs that hail from St. Paul. They are Josh Becerra, Colin Hirdman and Zack Steven. Their aim is to model the power of business as a force for good, and give people one choice: the choice of spending money in a way that actually strengthens the communities they are part of and care about. As such, the site is worth checking out by those who want to make the community they live become as thriving as can be. In Their Own Words

“Buythechange strengthens communities by enabling goods and services to be bought and sold in a way that connects people, promotes independent businesses and benefits local non-profits.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Local communities are certain to benefit from such an approach.

Some Questions About

How can the site advertise itself, and where?