Tisbury Turkey is a travel and shopping website that raises money for non-profit organizations. The procedure is simple: go to tisburyturkey.com before making an online purchase and see if that online retailer is represented. If, for example, Amazon.com is the desired retailer then head to that site and shop as usual. But by first going to the Tisbury Turkey website, a percentage of the purchase price will benefit local organizations. Tisbury Turkey is the first website of this kind to focus on serving a single community.
In September a check for $400 was given to the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge. October funds benefitted the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a national organization. For its 2013 holiday campaign, Tisbury Turkey will raise funds for Women Empowered, a selection made after an online vote.
Tisbury Turkey was founded by Susan Ciatto and named after her grandfather who owned a Tisbury farm, which produced turkeys on the Vineyard in the early 1900’s.