June 1, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

The executive director of Maryland Horse Rescue sent us their story:

Maryland Horse Rescue is a 100% volunteer, certified 501(c)3 organization that rescues unwanted equine. Although we mostly take in horses, we accept any equine including mules and donkeys. We specialize in the care of blind and senior horses and our volunteers are dedicated to giving the very best care to our residents. We strive to educate the community on the value of a horse’s life and do a lot of work with the community and special needs groups.

We do our best to rehabilitate and re-home our horses, but sadly people are always looking for that “perfect” horse, so we promise to let our residents live out their lives in a safe, loving environment. We are a NO KILL shelter and only euthanize when it is absolutely necessary with the close advice of our veterinarian.

Mission:

Our founder’s first horse came from a badly abusive situation, but despite his horrible past, she taught him to become rideable. As years passed, she grew more and more disheartened as she watched people buy and sell horses like used appliances; it just didn’t seem right. The search for the elusive “perfect” horse meant many horses were being thrown away for minor defects that could be fixed. She found this tragic and it just seemed to her that someone needed to act as a safety “Net” for those horses, so “HorseNet” was born. In 2016 HorseNet Horse Rescue was rebranded as Maryland Horse Rescue. Our mission is still the same,  to facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused and abandoned horses in Maryland.

We firmly believe that every horse can perform a job of some kind, no matter what their limitation, and that they all deserve a second chance. This is the basis on which Maryland Horse Rescue will continue.

Since joining iGive.com, members supporting Maryland Horse Rescue have earned over $1600 for this #GoodCause!

May 2, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

The James Connection is a charitable 5 (c) (3) organization that has built an orphanage in Manipur India. Angels’ Place welcomed 60 destitute children on Feb 7, 2005. Today there are 161 youth being sheltered, nourished, instructed in God’s principles & educated in a private school.

James Connection

The original children are moving into their adult lives & some are pursuing higher education. In a recent letter, one child requested a photo of his sponsor family. He wanted the photo so that he could say to others that “these people are the builders of my future”.

“You can read stories about the children & learn how your iGive donations are changing lives. Sponsorships are $35.00/month, but meet only part of the financial need. With your iGive donations, you too can be a Builder of a child’s future!” – iGive supporter Diane F.

To date, over $400 has been raised through iGive.com by Diane & her fellow supporters.

March 28, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

Kathy B. dropped us a note about her iGive Cause.  Paws Crossed Dog Rescue serves the Eastern Panhandle of WV and surrounding counties.  This non-profit dog rescue consists of a group of men and women who rescue abused, neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals. These people provide temporary foster homes to these animals until they are adopted. Paws Crossed provides these animals with food and medical needs including spay and neutering.

The foster homes play an essential part, for they do not have kennels for the dogs they rescue. Paws Crossed depends on the fosters, donations of food, supplies and money to be able to continue helping these dogs find their forever homes. All potential fosters and adopters are screened in order to assure the proper fitting home for each dog.

Paws Crossed Dog Rescue of WV

Check out Paws Crossed success stories for some of the cutest furry-friends with their new, loving families.

Denise R. is iGive.com’s Super Shopper for April!

Denise raised over $185 for her Cause, Sonoma Academy Parents Association, with just one month of shopping!  iGive shoppers like Denise support the Sonoma Academy Parents Association and their efforts of “Raising funds to provide educational and community outreach programs to students.”

Founded in 2001 by members of the local community, Sonoma Academy offers a rigorous, independent, college preparatory environment and curriculum.Sonoma Academy Logo

Sonoma Academy is…

The only independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.

Prize worthy actions!

iGive & our partner stores like to honor the generosity of our members.  Minted.com offers modern custom stationery, holiday cards, birth announcements, invitations & more, by indie designers from all over the world.

minted. Personalized stationery by independent artists.
To celebrate Denise’s dedication to her Cause, Minted.com has provided a $150 Gift Card.
Happy Shopping, Denise!
March 14, 2017
Colorado Horse Rescue

Colorado Horse Rescue

A love letter to horses from iGive member: Linda J.

I love horses and have always wanted to have a horse since I was a little girl. I met the volunteers from the Colorado Horse Rescue at the National Western Stock Show many years ago and donated to the cute miniature horse they had at the show. That was all it took; my husband and I attended their annual fund raising events and love to see the horses and hear their success stories.

Horse and hand

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When I learned about the iGive website that offered an easy way to donate and help the horses it was a perfect match for me. I love shopping online and buying from sites that support my favorite cause. I was sad to see a few of the stores I liked no longer offer the donations and hope to see more websites encourage shoppers to support their favorite cause.

Thank you iGive,

Linda J.

We, too, were inspired by the story of these majestic animals & the humans who so lovingly care for them.

Every member has a cause they love, and every cause has a story.  Share yours with us today as we spend this year celebrating 20 Years of Giving.

March 14, 2017

Charot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA)

As iGive.com celebrates 20 years in business, we are highlighting some of our most successful causes & members.  We asked you to share your stories, and here’s one of our most inspiring!

iGive.com has provided the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) with an invaluable source of funding for community services, such as patient conferences and a nationwide branch system. Our members love iGive because the money spent in favorite on-line retailers goes right back into the Association, helping those who need it most.

CMTA - www.cmtausa.org

CMTA Patient & Family conferences change lives by bringing researchers, clinicians and people with this degenerative nerve disease together, to learn, to hope, to relieve the isolation of living with a rare disease. Our dynamic branch leaders work hard to bring CMT specialists to the public and provide much-needed support to all our members.

The CMTA is sincerely grateful to work with iGive, as the extra revenue generated through this partnership has helped thousands of people across the nation. To the folks at iGive.com-we look forward to 20 more years of great non-profit work!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Ouellette Board of DirectorsStand to end CMT

Thanks for the note, Elizabeth!

You can follow CMTA’s progress on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & more. And don’t forget to tell us the story of YOUR cause on iGive!  We’d love to celebrate your success, too.

February 17, 2017

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

HDSA has been an active partner with iGive since 1999.  They are the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

HDSA’s network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure.

In 1993, researchers identified the gene that causes HD. Since then, research has moved quickly towards developing treatments and, ultimately, a cure. HDSA supports the goals of clinical and basic research at leading research facilities globally.

By partnering with iGive, HDSA has earned over $11,000 toward their goals of improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease.  You can see their recent progress here:

 

You can also register now to attend the 32nd Annual Convention, June 22-24, 2017 in Schaumburg, IL.

Thanks to all the supporters of HDSA – and thanks to our iGive store partners & members for being part of 20 years of giving.

February 1, 2017

Kittlyland Cat & Kitten Rescue

Kittyland Cat and Kitten Rescue came into being when the shelter that had operated on the property for 30 years had to move, due to zoning changes. The dogs moved out to another shelter but the cats had no where to go.

“It was time to start our own Sanctuary,” Ann Woods, Executive Director of Kittyland told us. “We were deeded the land and are in the process of refurbishing some very old buildings to make a comfortable home for Cats and Kittens in danger. We are the only Cat and Kitten rescue in our valley that has a facility to accommodate just Cats and Kittens. We offer Sanctuary to older felines and to cats who need medical help, we are a no kill shelter. We find homes for healthy cats and kittens,we rely totally on donations which is why iGive is so important to us and made so easy for supporters to participate.”

Thanks to all who support this worthy cause, they’ve earned over $450 through their iGive partnership.

January 17, 2017

American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue rehabilitates abused and abandoned Black & Tan Coonhounds and places them in “Forever” homes.  Since joining iGive.com in 1999, American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue has raised over $5700 towards their mission of keeping animals from being euthanized.

You can check out their website for News to Howl about and a variety of Happy Endings – stories of rescued animals, complete with the cutest pics you can imagine!  Leon and Shelby even get featured in the family holiday cards, now!

Auggie and Hank are a couple of iGive Staff pics!

Auggie

Hank

 

January 17, 2017

To start the year off, we celebrate Kimberly L. who’s raised over $1,040 since joining iGive in 2007.  Kimberly is currently raising money for RefugeeOne, a Chicago-based resource for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution so they may build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.

We reached out to Kimberly and she shared these thoughts with us:

“Over the years I’ve supported several theatre companies in Chicago with my iGive shopping. I love seeing shows and working on shows and knowing that every little bit helps bring the magic of theatre to life.  Recently, however, some friends and I have begun taking up collections of household goods to donate to RefugeeOne and the last time we collected items, I decided to add the cause to iGive.  Now when I buy a teapot or dish towels to donate to RefugeeOne, the money I spent on those items also generates a donation via iGive! Win-win!!”

Thanks Kimberly, for being part of 20 years of giving with iGive.com.