Dave’s Friends Send Him Off To Frankfurt In Style

We are an inquisitive bunch here at Shareagift and we love discovering what people use Shareagift for. This week we caught up with Joanna, a great Shareagifter, who used Shareagift to collect money online with friends and family for a leaving gift for her friend Dave who is moving all the way to Frankfurt, Germany.

Joanna set an exaggerated goal of £1000 for her page and managed to raise 105% of her target in just 9 days! This has gone towards a brand new keyboard for Dave to take to Germany with him. After such a successful campaign here’s what Joanna had to say about her Shareagift experience.

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What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for your friend?

As our friend, Dave, is moving to Frankfurt, Germany we decided that we’d love to get him a big and special present from all those close to him.

Why did you choose Shareagift?

My thought process went something like this: “I wish there was a way to create a donations page, like how you would give to a sponsored run, but for a group present” and then I found Shareagift.

How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?

The page has been crucial in collecting the money. It has made such a difference for people to see what they are giving to and the progress of our target – I am sure that we wouldn’t have raised half as much without this page.

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With the help of Shareagift have you managed to achieve what you set out to do?

We raised four times more than we anticipated with Shareagift!

What sorts of people have contributed to your page?

Friends and family.

If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?

I would be keen to use Shareagift again for a leaving present or to help celebrate a big birthday for a friend or family member.

Shareagift can help you and your friends, family or colleagues collect money online towards anything and everything, from fundraising for causes to events and group gifts. So what are you waiting for? Head over to our website and start your own campaign today!

Check out Joanna’s Page

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Our Top 10 Incredibly Useful Websites!

It emerged this week that a website for refugees which was set up by a couple in Berlin is growing in popularity. The site matches people who have a spare room in cities across Germany with refugees who are searching for accommodation. The couple came up with the idea when they decided they wanted to use their own spare room to home a refugee. They managed to raise six months rent by requesting help from friends and family.

We love the idea behind this useful website and this just goes to show how we are constantly finding new ideas and different ways to use the Internet. With this in mind we set about looking for some of the most exciting and useful websites that the web has to offer and have listed our top 10.

1 – Camelcamelcamel

This handy website lets you track the prices of any Amazon product so that you can be sure you’re getting the best deal. You will be able to see when the cheapest time is to buy your product and can even set reminders on items and the website will send you an email when they fall below a certain price.

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com

2 – Down For Everyone or Just Me?

Pretty self explanatory, this website allows you to type in a URL and will then tell you whether the rest of the world is having problems accessing the site or whether it’s just you.

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com

3 – A Good Movie To Watch

This will save you all those hours of endlessly scrolling through Netflix trying to find something good to watch. You can chose what sort of film the site picks for you based on genre, mood or by using a random search. The site also focuses on more indie and less well known films, which usually means that you haven’t seen them.

http://agoodmovietowatch.com

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4 – Boxoh

As long as you have a tracking number this site lets you find out where in the world your package is, how far it has come, and its estimated arrival time. Very useful, especially when you are unsure which day it will arrive.

http://www.boxoh.com

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5 – Bidvoy

Ever thought about selling something on Ebay but haven’t been sure whether it’s worth it or how much you will get for it? This website browses thousands of Ebay auctions and estimates the value of your product.

http://uk.bidvoy.net

6 – Drinkify

This site combines two of our favourite things, alcohol and music! By entering which artist you are listening to this website will tell you the perfect drink that goes along with it.

http://drinkify.org

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7 – Old Version

Fed up with that new update? This website allows you to download past versions of many of you favourite programs from Google Chrome to MSN messenger. ‘Because newer is not always better!’

http://www.oldversion.com/

8 – Instructables

With the help of this website you can make thousands of different items including meals, tools, clothing and gadgets, we even found a guide on how to make your own wood fired pizza oven!

http://www.instructables.com/

9 – Supercook

Not sure what to cook for dinner and can’t be bothered to venture out to the shops, fear not! Supercook lets you enter the ingredients you have at home and produces a recipe based on them.

http://www.supercook.com/

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10 – Shareagift

Of course we had to include Shareagift in this list, with our help you can raise cash for anything and everything. Many of our pages are used to raise money for causes, events or simply to buy a great gift with friends. No matter what, you can create a Shareagift page for any occasion and use it to fundraise and interact with others by posting comments photos and stories.

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