Cause Network

You are here

You can now support Lehigh Sustainability programs through your everyday activities! Shopping and donating your used personal electronics can raise money to support Lehigh's Sustainable Initiative Grant. Learn how below!
About our Partnership

The CauseNetwork is a digital fundraising platform for Causes of all kinds. Through our partnership, you can donate your used personal electronics or shop for the things you normally do (at the places you usually shop at) and have proceeds support Lehigh Sustainability programs! With your participation, Lehigh receives funding to support Lehigh's Sustainable Initiative Grant (SIG) to fund innovative, scalable projects to create a greener, more sustainable campus.

What is the Sustainable Initiative Grant?

The Sustainable Initiative Grant provides financial resources to members of the Lehigh community who want to pilot innovative and scalable ideas to create a greener, more sustainable campus. One-time grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate green pilot projects. Learn more here.

How can I participate?

There are two ways to support:

1) Via shopping you normally do: Shop at over 1,000 online stores that donate up to 10% of your purchase to support our cause. (You can liken this to Amazon Smile)

2) Via donating used personal electronics that you no longer need: Reduce your electronic waste by donating your used technology.

Tell me how my shopping supports SIG.

Shop for the things you normally do at the places you normally do and have up to 10% of the proceeds support the Sustainable Initiative Grant by using special links through the Cause Network. Over 1,000 retailers support the Cause Network.

Some retailers that support the Cause Network include:

  • Office Depot
  • Staples
  • Sephora
  • Target
  • Walmart and hundreds more!

For a full list of supporting retailers and details on proceed donations, read more here.

Tell me about donating used technology.

Reduce your electronic waste by donating your used personal technology.

The Cause Network accepts: 

  • Cell phones, iPods, tablets
  • Cameras & camcorders
  • Computers & laptops
  • Computer components
  • Videogame systems & games
  • e-readers, radios, calculators
  • Binoculars & telescopes
  • DVR, DVD, GPS & more!

The process is fairly simple:

For full details on donating and upcycling your used technology, read more here.

What are the perks?
  • Do your usual shopping at the places you usually shop at.

  • Declutter your home and get receive a tax-deductible receipt after the device has been sold.

  • Devices are upcycled or recycled (“Upcycling” means refurbishing and reselling products as opposed to recycling parts (better for the environment). If your device cannot be upcycled, Cause Network will recycle its parts or dispose of it in an environmentally conscious way.)

  • All proceeds support Lehigh's Sustainable Initiative Grant.

When can I participate?

Though we run an annual campaign to promote our partnership with the Cause Network during Campus Race to Zero Waste (every February and March), you can can donate your used technology or shop ALL YEAR-ROUND to support the Sustainable Initiative Grant!

Get Started!

Donate Used Personal Technology
Shop

Have up to 10% of the proceeds support the Sustainable Initiative Grant.