February 28, 2017

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

Shanta Wanagi (Sacred Heart Angel) came to the WMS on April 29, 2002. She was 14 days old.

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity. Our purpose and ultimate goal is to save these great noble animals from extinction. Wolf Mountain is home to 18 wolves that were rescued and will live their lives out at the Sanctuary. We receive no funding and rely completely on donations and adoptions. Visitors can interact with our wolves (very few sanctuaries allow this). Our belief is that since our wolves will live with us for the rest of their lives they will receive love and attention from the many humans that cross their paths.

Balto came to WMS from East Texas in late 2013.

iGive member Ellen dropped us this little love note about the Cause:
“Tonya Littlewolf is the director of the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. This person loves and cares for the wolves, so much she brings them home with her at times… so they won’t be alone. Tonya is a great humanitarian… She makes sure they are fed, healthy and is always working on a better environment for them. I love her for what she does in caring and helping the wolves. When they are sick, she tries to get a vet and ask the people to help donate to pay for their treatment…..Tonya is the best…..”

February 3, 2016

When we see something cool and good, we like to share. Periodically, we’ll highlight a company or project that we think is interesting and shareworthy. They probably aren’t ready yet to be an iGive store, but that shouldn’t stop you from thinking about their efforts.

This month we’re introducing you to Karma Trik. Karma Trik is a clothing item for women that can be worn at least 15 ways.  This innovative  product is versatile, simple and sustainable. Not only is the company mission “buy less, use more,” but the cloth for this project is made from plastic bottles in Haiti, a country with no other recycling infrastructure, providing jobs in an economy that is rebuilding. The cloth is brought to the U.S. where it’s crafted artfully. It is sewn at an employee owned co-op in North Carolina.

Take a look at Karma Trik. It’s cool, it’s new, and sounds useful.  It’s an Indiegogo project, so if you like it, read about how you can support its development, the risks associated with the project, and maybe get your very own!

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December 31, 2015

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ExOfficio doesn’t just sell adventure travel clothes, it’s committed to ensuring that the adventure is worthwhile!  ExOfficio does this by partnering with philanthropic programs that give back around the globe.  Currently, they are helping to support four philanthropic partners:

  • Rivers of Recovery, an organization that creates adventures and amazWorldConcerning experiences for disabled veterans and their families
  • World Concern, a non-profit that provides lifesaving assistance to people in dire need
  • The Wilderness Classroom, an organization that helps get students out of their classrooms and into the wild all across the globe

Each one of these non-profits is helping the world around them, and every cent counts.  Make every day an adventure.

 

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June 30, 2015

 

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Sy’s Fund is a tribute to, Silas “Sy” River Bennett, a courageous, creative, and determined young man who lost his life to cancer in 2008 at the age of 29.  Sy was an aspiring journalist who turned to photography throughout his fight with cancer to keep his passions alive.  Sy’s Fund pays tribute to his memory by helping young adults with cancer to pursue their creative dreams and hobbies, helping to find joy and purpose during an extremely challenging time.

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Silas “Sy” River Bennet

Along with meaningful gifts like laptops, cameras, and art supplies, Sy’s Fund promotes integrative therapies such as reflexology, acupunture, and therapeutic massage.  Their goal is to ease the tension and distress of fighting cancer and help inspire young people to continue pursuing their dreams.

June 4, 2015

Do you wanna get out there and DANCE?!?  Because now’s your chance!  Zumba Fitness is running an ongoing fundraiser to support research on ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which leaves people unable to move.  To fight back, Zumba has orchestrated a two-pronged approach to their initiative, called Together We Dance.

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Zumba is selling Together We Dance gear and with every sale donates 30% of the profits to a non-profit called Augie’s Quest (focused on research for ALS).  The big fundraiser isn’t merchandise however, it’s dancing!  Zumbathon events take place all over the world, hosted by a certified instructor, from which 75% of all ticket sales is donated to Augie’s Quest.  To date, Zumba has raised $40,000 for the fight against ALS.logo

October 1, 2014

Knots of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hand-made knitted and crocheted hats for those experiencing traumatic hair loss due to cancer or other life threatening illnesses.  Knots of Love’s goal is to “warm the hearts and heads” of patients in treatment centers and hospitals across the United States.

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Since 2007, Knots of Love has been donating hats, scarves, prayer shawls, PIC line covers, and neonatal blankets for premature newborns free of charge.  It is built on a network of volunteers who “tirelessly knit and crochet only the finest quality of caps”, using specially tested soft yarns to ensure optimum comfort for those who have lost their hair.

While it seems like a small thing, giving a hat to someone in need can brighten patients’ day-to-day lives and have a big impact.  As Christine Fabiani recounts, “I have seen the tears of joy when patients are handed a cap made from Knots of Love. It puts a smile on their faces and the wind in my sails.”

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Knots of Love founder Christine with the recipient of a Brand New Hat!

ReUseIt.com (formerly known as ReusableBags.com) is a company dedicated to the mantra of, as they say, Reuse, Reduce, and SAVE.  All of their products have been recycled from other consumer products.  To reinforce their commitment to a more thoughtful and environmentally-conscious society, ReUseIt has joined the 1% for the Planet program.  They donate 1% of their sales each year to organizations devoted to the preservation and restoration of our natural environment. reuseit

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The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national nonprofit to focus solely on brain tumors.  They are an invaluable resource to people struggling with brain cancer and their families.  ABTA provides critical funding to research on brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.  Through iGive, ABTA has raised $850.00!

“The American Brain Tumor Association has been there for me; giving me hope, information on new treatments, and connecting me with others who walk in my shoes.”

– iGive member Dawn

One of ABTA’s signature fundraising events, the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk is just starting its spring kickoff events!  Find a Breakthrough Run near you to help fundraise for this great cause.

 

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Alison A. raised $230 in one month for her cause, the Popcorn Park Zoo!

The Popcorn Park Zoo, in Forked River, New Jersey, is a federally licensed zoo and animal sanctuary.  It is a haven for abandoned, injured, abused, or elderly wildlife, exotic animals, farm animals, and birds.  They are devoted to giving their thousands of animals the best life they can, and are constantly taking on more animals.

Alison will recieve a $125 gift card to Shoebuy as a reward for her generous efforts.

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June 18, 2012

The temputure has spiked and the outdoor patios have opened — that can only mean one thing: Summer is officially here! What that also means is, Summer brides are afoot. Prepare for the summer tents, outdoor pictures, and for you loyal friends: taffeta or satin, and lots of it.

Whether you’re the Bride to be, in the wedding party, or an attendee, we’re here to show you the way to register with iGive. It’s straight forward, user friendly, and those who purchase with the iGive Gift Registry link can earn money for any participating causes!

When you log in and select my stores, iGive will take you to your favorited retailers.

Note: to create a list of Favorites, all you’ll have to do is click the “love” icon below:

The Favorite stores will provide a gift registry link as follows:

Which will lead shoppers to the webpage, only this time they’ll be able to shop while donating to your cause with iGive:

Easy! And for Brides who are currently organizing their registries, try out some of our iGive suggestions below:

 

Who can go wrong with Cuisine Art? At Bed Bath & Beyond, find more than your fair share of small appliances:

 

For the Bride who lives to host dinner parties, how about Fine China at Mikasa.com?

Or some accent pieces for around the home at CB2:

 

Whatever you choose, your gifts can help benefit your chosen cause with iGive. Your guests will think it’s a great idea too! I know “I do.” 😉