Give Dreams, Not Stuff.
According to an eBay study, 83% of us received gifts we didn’t want or need during the 2008 holiday season*. In light of this, people from over 30 countries have signed up to get their dreams fulfilled at www.dreambank.org – a new model for gift giving that helps to Fulfill Dreams, Save Waste and Support Charities all at once.
With DreamBank, you post a “dream gift” on the site. Rather than family and friends having to spend time and money looking for “the less than perfect gift” for you – they simply contribute to your dream gift – be it a special trip, an educational course, a designer handbag, etc. It’s a great way to save towards something that you really want, and reduce the stress of holiday shopping – giving you more time to focus on what’s really important in the holiday season – family.
Because people contribute to your dream gift on the website instead of buying something you may not want or need, you spare the planet from the manufacturing, packaging and shipping of unwanted or unneeded gifts.
DreamBank has a socially responsible business model where a percentage of revenue is distributed, as voted by the Dreamers, to various international charities such as African Wildlife Foundation, CARE, Doctors Without Borders, Global Greengrants Fund, Kiva MicroFinance and Save the Children. By using DreamBank, you also help life get a little easier for those in need.
Here are a few interesting dream links to check out:
DreamBank has a robust and proprietary technology and is backed by experienced investors. DreamBank is a global website that is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and also has offices in Sunnyvale California (Silicon Valley).
Looking for the perfect gift to send to family and friends?
DreamBank Gift Pledges are a great way to let your friends and family know that you will make a contribution to their Dream Gift. It’s very easy to use:
1. You can choose any amount to pledge (minimum $10). Simply enter the amount in the form below.
2. Once you have completed all the details in the form below, the Gift Pledge will be emailed to the recipient. Once they receive it, if they have not posted a dream gift, they simply sign up to DreamBank, post their dream, and let you know and then you can contribute the amount you pledged. All the instructions are on the pledge.
3. If you’d rather mail or present the Gift Pledge to the recipient, simply choose from the card designs below, print off the PDF and fill in the key information.
4. If the recipient has already posted a dream gift, then a pledge is a nice way to let them know (either via email or a printed version) that you will be contributing to their dream gift before you make the contribution directly on the site. Because they have already posted a dream gift, they do not need to let you know when they have posted.