December 27, 2016

Pimental Laboratory Cedars Sinai Medical Center

iGive member Ting C. dropped us a note about a cause that just joined iGive in October, 2016.

“Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common chronic medical conditions. People with IBS have been shown to have specific changes in luminal bacterial contents, the most common of which is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a condition whereby coliform bacterial counts in the small bowel become excessive. PLCMC is in the forefront of important research to cure SIBO.

This is why iGive.”

Until recently, a patient diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was likely to be prescribed antidepressant medication and sent to a psychologist. IBS was thought to be primarily stress–induced. At Cedars-Sinai, we understand that this disease is not “in your head” which is why we are focusing our efforts on identifying the causes.

Based in LA, the Pimentel Laboratory has earned over $150 by its supporters shopping through iGive.

November 29, 2016

Camp Hobé Inc.

Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer. The camp program provides medical and psychosocial supervision to ensure children are safe both mentally and physically during camp.

Camp dates for 2017 are available now!

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If you or someone you know is going through cancer treatment, be sure to check out Happy Chemo! (an Oxymoron on a mission) for information, inspiration, discounted health care and more!

Fred H. is the iGive Super Shopper for the month of December!  In only one month, he raised over $150 for his cause, Fisheries Conservation Foundation, of Champaign, IL.

Kim Stanhope sent ufcf-logo_side-text-_smalls the following update:
We at the Fisheries Conservation Foundation work hard to promote and preserve freshwater and marine fishery resources while informing decision makers on the best management of these resources. nfca1_originalblue-300x225 We currently are working on several projects:

1) Mahaseer Conservation in Bhutan
2) Bonefish Tracking in The Bahamas
3) Native Fish Conservation Area designation of the Little Tennessee River Basin

As a thank you for all he’s done on behalf of his cause, iGive.com has teamed up with Bass Pro Shops to provide Fred with a $100 Gift Card.

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November 1, 2016

The Wings Programs, Inc

Wings stands for Wisdom, Integrity, New Ideas, Growth and Success. These are things we help our participants develop. Our therapy partners are our rescued and homeless horses. The Wings Programs Inc, located in Western Montana, helps horses needing homes with care, feed,  and rehabilitation. We also have a few sanctuary horses living out their golden years here. Wings also offers pro bono Equine Assisted Growth, Learning and Therapy programs to veterans and those benefiting from emotional support animal interactions.

Learn more about upcoming events on their Facebook page: The Wings Programs, Inc.

Shop via iGive to support this cause when you sign-up at: www.iGive.com/TheWingsProgramsInc

 

September 27, 2016

4 Paws Pantry

4 Paws Pantry of Chattanooga joined iGive.com just a few short months ago and they already have BIG plans!

From iGive member, Sandi, “With donations from iGive, 4 Paws Pantry will enable struggling pet owners to keep their pets with them, and not have to re-home or surrender them. Besides feeding pets for struggling pet owners, 4 Paws Pantry can assist with cost of spay and neuter for animals in need. Since January 1, 2016, thru the end of July, 4 Paws Pantry has provided over 33,000 meals for pets of needy pet owners, and has kept over 500 pets with their families. Please use iGive and designate 4 Paws Pantry as your charity of choice.”

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August 30, 2016

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been active with iGive for 10 years now, and what a story they have!  Over 600 iGive members support this worthy Cause, and they have earned over $7,000 in Donations.  Maria D., iGive member and Executive Director of the rescue, dropped us a note about their mission.

“German Shepherd Rescue of OC is dedicated to rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating German Shepherd dogs that have no where else to turn. We are operated by volunteers and we receive no government funding. Currently, we have more than 90 homeless shepherds depending on us for their care and comfort needs. Funds are desperately needed to pay for boarding costs, veterinary care, spaying and neutering, vaccines, microchips and basic supplies. In addition to funds, we always need donations of pet food, dog toys, quality treats, bleach and cleaning supplies. Dogs come to us from desperate situations, such as death of an owner, abandonment by loved ones, severe illness or injury that owners are not prepared to manage, as well as from public shelters throughout So California. Each year, we successfully rehome more than 400 German Shepherds in permanent, loving homes.”

If you live in the area, check out upcoming events to see how you can make a difference in the lives of these dogs, too!

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Thanks Maria, for ALL you do on behalf of your Cause!

August 2, 2016

Sister of N.E.W. Corp

Luisa Ortiz, founder and CEO of Sister of N.E.W., worked for nearly ten years in the construction trades in New York City.  She recently dropped us a note about her iGive Cause:

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“The Sister of N.E.W. Corporation (Non-Traditional Employment for Women) has developed an innovative initiative for providing apprenticeship, and training in nontraditional occupations for female veterans, low income women, and women on welfare.  Our focus is on developing workforce opportunities and empowering women to gain industry knowledge and employment opportunities, facilitating the ability to leave the public assistance system, or begin a career that offers higher wages and is more sustainable. Sister of N.E.W. Corp (a non-profit corporation) will be uniquely positioned to help Unions, contractors and developers employ more trades women. Sister of N.E.W. Corp will improve Florida’s Construction industry workforce by preparing reliable, motivated individuals for the skilled trades. ”

You can support this cause via iGive – sign up today!

June 27, 2016

Power of the Paw

Power of the Paw, based in Post Falls, ID, will rescue and rehome those animals most at need — at risk of euthanasia at local kill shelters — and does not discriminate because of age, breed or health issues.

iGive member Melody, sent this inspiring note: “I became involved with Power of the Paw (a 501(c)3 foster based rescue) last year. I have donated, volunteered and fostered. We adopted 3 of our fosters …2 who are elderly who need extra care and one silly little Yorkie. We are now fostering a cat that Power of the Paw rescued from the Indian Reservation just 2 days before she gave birth to 7 babies in our home.potp

“Power of the Paw is partial to those animals who need the most help, and has rescued so many older dogs that have been owner surrendered abandoned. And every single one of them has found a loving home to spend the rest of their life! Being involved with rescue has given purpose and meaning to my life, and I am a much better person because of it.”

You can see available animals here and join Melody in supporting this great Cause with your iGive shopping!

May 31, 2016

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and no-kill shelters to offer important programs and services to save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. Receiving no government funding, we are supported by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

2014 Progress Report

• More than 8 out of 10 lives saved

•  More than 60,000
spay/neuter surgeries

•  More than 15,000
transfers from AC&C

•  More than 13,700 transports through W299263_10152664220780321_1117690720_nheels of Hope

 

 

iGive.com member Nikitas K. wrote in to say: “It’s a great and amazing charity to be part of that I am honored to be part of something so great and positive! People all around the state should help us in creating more in helping our animals stay well.”  You can join Nikitas by signing up for iGive.com here and shopping our 1700+ partner stores!

 

April 27, 2016

National Seizure Disorders Foundation (NSDF) bridges the gap between diagnosis and cure for 65+ million affected by seizures across the globe. The benefits offered through iGive have helped NSDF http://nationalseizuredisordersfoundation.org/provide education, support, and resources that lift affected people from isolation and self-oppression to overcoming the bondage of diagnosis and to actively being more than a diagnosis. NSDF empowers people affected by seizures to live productive lives, overcoming guilt, shame, worry, and fear.

In the words of NSDF supporter and iGive member Tonya: “Most recently, iGive has strengthened our “Rewarding Our Caregivers” program and allowed NSDF to provide a chosen family caregiver the resources he needed to continue providing for the seizure survivor in his life.  Do your part to make this world a better place. Encourage others to use iGive.”

You can learn more about the Caregivers program and nominate the caregiver in your life here.