Connecting You to People and Causes You Love
Our innovative, simple-to-use marketplace allows you to shop from a variety of unique gifts based on interest or location. Donate to a cause that’s close to your heart, or make a purchase to celebrate a family member’s birthday, the selfless works of a cherished community member, a personal accomplishment, or the memory of a loved one. Some gifts can even be named after a person, creating a lasting legacy. The listing organization will follow up with a personalized thank-you, to show how your dollars are making a difference.
The Pungl marketplace features gifts at a range of price points, so people of all backgrounds and budgets can make a positive impact on the lives of others—and spread the joy of giving!
Pungl is led by an experienced creative director, Web developer, and content marketing specialist, and is based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the personal rewards of giving, so we work hard to identify worthy organizations and projects, and help them connect with people like you, who are interested and engaged in making the world a better place.
Pungl is the result of a brainstorm by 15-year-old Zachary Goffin, an avid athlete and eBay shopper. Zach attended the birthday party of a friend, who requested that partygoers not bring gifts. Shortly after, he spied some bricks outside a sports stadium with donors’ names engraved on them, and had a lightbulb moment: why not create a place, like eBay, where people could shop for charitable gifts? The name Pungl comes from pungle, an old-fashioned word meaning “to give or contribute,” that Zach came across while reading the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.