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Snoqualmie Schools Foundation to benefit from shopping website

Valley residents can support their schools while shopping, through a new social media website. The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is a designated beneficiary of the website SharingSpree, a group-purchasing service that donates 5 percent of each purchase to a non-profit of the purchaser's choice.

Like other group-buying applications SharingSpree offers its subscribers a local daily deal, such as discounts at restaurants, but requires a minimum number of buyers to make the deal happen. For each purchase, SharingSpree donates 5 percent of its proceeds to the non-profits selected by the buyers, and on some deals, the donation can be 10 percent.

Subscriptions are free and users can choose from several metropolitan areas to see offers from, including Seattle. Subscribers can choose a default non-profit to support, such as the Schools Foundation, with each purchase. Businesses offering deals and non-profits wanting to become beneficiaries can register for free.

Other area non-profits on the website already include Camp Korey in Carnation, and the Eyabsut Family Burn Foundation.

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