Today we announce an innovative charitable giveback program with ShoppingGives that will be available to all of our customers, including those purchasing Po Campo bags at other retailers or storefronts. The new program, co-developed by ShoppingGives, aims to allow all of our customers to make a meaningful impact on their local community. We have designed this charitable program with Po Campo’s mission and the needs of today’s consumers in mind.
We have had a long and vibrant giveback program, partnering with World Bicycle Relief and supporting local and national bike advocacy organizations over the years. In today’s climate, we decided to do a little reflecting and evaluation. We decided to take a more in-depth look at our charitable program. During this process, we landed on the realization that our customers have a better sense of what charitable causes and organizations are essential to them than we do.
This is where YOU come in.
We have opened the program and put YOU in power. Our new partnership with ShoppingGives allows you to choose from over 1.5M 501c(3) nonprofits in the United States, Anything from local to national non-profits; if they are a listed legitimate non-profit, they will be on the list.
How It Works
ShoppingGives is a social impact commerce platform that empowers retailers and brands with end-to-end donation management and integrates social impact into the customer journey. The ShoppingGives technology allows brands to donate a percentage of a customer’s purchase to a cause of the customer’s choice, at no extra cost to the consumer.
Through the innovative and flexible approach of ShoppingGives Technology, Po Campo will now allow customers who purchase their bags at partners like REI, Amazon, and other storefronts to scan a QR code on the Po Campo hang tag designate the charity of their choice as the recipient of the donation.
And right from the Po Campo website you can select your charity of choice from the product page or in checkout. Search for a charity of your choice.
If the customer chooses not to select a charity, Po Campo has designated three causes – World Bicycle Relief, Safe Routes Partnership, 1% for the Planet – as donation recipients. Our selection was based on making a difference with a long term partner, supporting the bike riders of tomorrow and our planet. Causes very dear to our hearts.
“We know that our customers are already passionate about getting involved locally, whether that means their local bike non-profit or a cycling advocacy organization that has a direct impact on their community. For so many cyclists, bike commuters, scooter users, and others, that’s just part of their DNA – they want to be active in making a difference,” says Po Campo founder and industrial designer Maria Boustead. “We were already excited to partner with ShoppingGives to streamline our giveback program, but we wanted to extend our giveback program to include all of our customers.”
“We love being brought opportunities to innovate with our partners, and Po Campo’s goal of connecting every purchase – online or offline – with impact is exactly what we are focused on here at ShoppingGives. Their vision and focus on the individual customers positions them where we believe the future of commerce is headed. We are excited to be by their side as a partner,” says Ronny Sage, CEO of ShoppingGives.
So just know that 1% of every bag purchase goes to charity, and it can be a charity of your choice. Whether you bought on Pocampo.com or one of our other retailers. You have the power to make a difference with causes you are passionate about. Thank you for being part of our journey.