DreamBank is the new model for gift giving that makes giving & receiving the perfect gift easy, and helps create positive change for the planet and important social causes too.
Rather than receiving gifts that you may not really want or need -"stuff", DreamBank provides a fun, easy way for you to fulfill your "dream" gift, something really special to you like a trip, a course, piece of art, even a once in a lifetime experience. By posting a dream gift on www.dreambank.org, friends, family and fans can contribute for birthdays, housewarming, weddings, Christmas, pretty much any occasion or just because! Each contribution brings your dream closer to reality. Funding dreams is important, but so is support. DreamBank is also built as a community so you can connect and communicate with fellow Dreamers to: follow their progress, share ideas and resources, or just cheer them on.
Second, DreamBank is about helping the planet. By contributing to a dream, you spare the planet some of the nasty side effects of manufacturing, packaging and shipping gifts that, although we appreciate, we often don’t really need or want. Did you know that 83% of Americans received unwanted gifts during the 2006 holiday season? All that ‘stuff’ puts a strain on the environment.
Last but not least, every time a contributor supports a dream, life gets a little better for someone else on the planet. That’s because DreamBank, unlike many companies that give a percentage of profits to charities, DreamBank has a unique business model where we give 10 % of all net transaction revenue to charities. This means that charities receive revenue, regardless of DreamBank's profitability.Dreamers are given a choice of organizations to associate with their dream. This acts as a vote and tells us how to divvy up the charity pot according to our Dreamers' wishes.
At DreamBank everyone wins. Dreamers get a chance to have, or do something really special to them; friends and family have an easy way to give a meaningful gift to the people they care about; the planet is spared needless environmental damage; and people in need get more help.
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