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    chofetzchaim
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    Do you shop on websites such as Amazon.com, Diapers.com or Artscroll.com? Instead of going straight to your website destination, click on http://www.j82.us and use the links provided for these and many other popular websites. With every purchase that you make through these links, Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens (Rabbinical Seminary of America) gets a percentage back. If you are going to be making these purchases anyways, why not help the Yeshiva at the same time?! Just click here and see for yourself how easy it can be to help the Yeshiva.

    While the Yeshiva tries to maintain a limited-to-no Internet policy, the realities of modern life has dawned upon them. The daily parade of huge packages delivered to the Yeshiva by UPS and Fedex are a clear indication as to how much money is spent on Internet purchasing. As a result, an alumnus has arranged a portal where alumni and supporters can go and click through to make their purchases, and a percentage of those purchases will be given back to the Yeshiva.

    Amazon.com has so far been the most popular; remember, Amazon is more than just books, many people have been using it to buy diapers and other items as well. They have setup Amazon Canada as well for our friends up North.

    Remember: “If you’re gonna spend the money anyway, at least help the Yeshiva along the way !!”

    How YOU can participate in this easy way to give tzedaka while doing your online shopping:

    1. Shop!

      • go to http://www.j82.us
      • Click on the link to the site you were planning on shopping at
      • Buy the products for the same price
      • The yeshiva gets a percentage of the sale

    2. Make http://www.j82.us your homepage so that you always remember to shop through these links. Note: There is a Google search box on the page for your convenience so that you can use it as a home page and have easy access to Google search.
    3. Send this sample letter to your friends and email lists:

      Dear Friend,

      I wanted to let you know about a great way for you to give tzedaka

      while doing your online shopping. A alumnus of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens set up a portal where alumni and supporters can go and click through to make their purchases, and a percentage of those purchases will be given back to the Yeshiva. At http://www.j82.us, there are many popular websites

      such as Amazon, Diapers.com, Artscroll and many other popular stores. It’s so simple. If you are making purchases on these sites anyways, why not help Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim at the same time?! So before doing your online shopping, remember to first stop at http://www.j82.us!

      This is truly an opportunity that you can’t pass up! Just as I have sent this email to you, take a minute and forward this email to as many friends, family, co-workers, and email lists as you can.

      For more information, you can read this blog post where I first heard about this amazing program at http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/new-fundraising-idea

      Tizku L’Mitzvos and Thank You,

      Your Name Here

      By the way, I have also created a search page for Yeshiva World at http://www.j82.us/searchyw.php

    #684092

    qaws
    Member

    All I can say is WOW. This looks like a major project for someone to undertake. Tizku l’mitzvos to this alumnus of the yeshiva who has thought of such an original way to raise money for his yeshiva. I am so inspired that I will imy”h send this sample email to my whole email list to continue this great work. Yasher Koach!

    #684093

    Hockandahalf
    Member

    I’m confused – is this yeshiva endorsing the use of this ‘affiliate’ website? I thought it says they “maintain a limited-to-no Internet policy”?

    #684094

    While the Yeshiva tries to maintain a limited-to-no Internet policy, the realities of modern life has dawned upon them.

    #684095

    the yeshiva’s not endorsing it – it’s saying: once you, who uses the internet, are on the internet, which shouldn’t necessarily be on, and you’re shopping, at least shop thru this amazing website in order for the yeshiva to get $$$

    #684096

    Noach
    Member

    Anonymous said…

    Don’t see how they can have it both ways – “limited-to-no-Internet policy” + Internet shopping profits. This just says to people that it was OK to break the rules all along.

    4/27/2010 07:00:00 AM

    Anonymous said…

    the yeshiva encourages their talmidim not to use the internet if its not needed. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to refrain from having the internet in their home and some of the talmidim do have it for work related purposes etc. with the appropriate filters.

    With appropriate filters, the internet is not necessarily a bad thing, it can be used for a lot of good. This site was created for people who use the internet anyways, to give them the opportunity to give tzedaka while shopping online.

    4/27/2010 10:20:00 AM

    #684097

    well said.. shkoyich to anonymous#2

    #684098

    Hockandahalf
    Member

    How was the guy who set this up able to work out a deal with all these websites to give a % of all purchases done thru these links to his yeshiva? Pretty impressive

    #684099

    chofetzchaim
    Member

    Most of these are advertising programs that the websites offer. They are paying Chofetz Chaim to refer them business just like any other commission-based advertising program.

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