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"This gives the library money to fund new children's literacy programs and resources and programs for job searchers," said Debus. "Thanks to those who do this already."

On the search side, money is raised through advertisers the same way other search engines like Google or Bing raise money, said Ramburg, but GoodSearch donates 50 percent of that revenue. Shopping money comes from the retailers, so the stores are donating the money but it's getting to the charities through GoodShop.

"We started GoodSearch because we wanted to come up with a way to support causes that didn't take time or money. There are all the people out there that care about something but don't have extra time or money, so we wanted to make doing good and giving back easy," said Ramburg. "It's grown faster than we could have ever imagined. When the economy took a dive, people were looking for ways to support causes and the charities were looking for ways to fill funding gaps when people couldn't make donations. There's just no reason not to do it."

Visit www.goodsearch.com and www.goodshop.com to see what Saratoga County charities are listed.

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