Less than two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the Eastern seaboard and in the tri-state area, including Gilt.com's hometown, New York City. Many of our own employees, families and friends have been impacted. As we watched the effects of the storm unfold, each one of us here asked: What can I do? And we knew that millions of people, both near and far—including our own customers—were asking themselves that exact same question.
With that, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work building an online platform—Donate Today, Save Tomorrow—that enables people from all over the world to make a donation to one of six established charity relief efforts. As a show of thanks, donors will receive a voucher that can be used for a discount or special offer at businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy and other businesses, both local and national, that are supporting the relief efforts.
Businesses can register on Donate Today, Save Tomorrow as easily as people can join in and donate. Also, we have created an Application Programming Interface (API) that enables anybody to use the platform and spread the good works.
What can I do, you ask? Give to established relief agencies working on post-Sandy reclamation. Boost businesses. Encourage people to connect directly with affected communities—and with each other. Donate today. Save tomorrow.