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 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!
Elizabeth Ouellette Board of Directors
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 is the month to celebrate love – and we’re pretty sure that North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary LOVES Joanie D. Since joining iGive in 2005, Joanie’s online shopping has benefited NTRS to the tune of just over $1,000! That’s a lot of treats for a lot of floppy-eared friends!
All the rabbits that come into NTRS’s care, are given a chance to live and look forward to being adopted into warm, loving homes with caring people.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Brenda V. is the Super Shopper for November! Brenda has raised over $130 for her cause, Yorkie Haven Rescue.
“Yorkie Haven Rescue Group was founded in 2006. Our caring volunteers share their many talents to ensure that all yorkies we rescue from “throwaway land” are safe and can live their lives in a loving, healthy and safe environment – a haven where they will be forever loved.”
In recognition for her support of Yorkie Haven Rescue Group, Brenda will be receiving a Powered Water Filtration System from our Super Shopper Sponsor: Aquasana.
You can join Brenda in her efforts when you join www.iGive.com/YHR and Change Shopping For Good.
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
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!
Thanks Maria, for ALL you do on behalf of your Cause!
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.
“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!