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!

Phavel D. raised $97.09 for Humane Society of Oregon with just one month of iGive shopping.

Since joining iGive.com in 2014, Phavel has raised over $1,100 for Humane Society of Oregon and other iGive causes.

The Oregon Humane Society rescues, heals and adopts more than 11,000 pets each year. “We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at our shelter. OHS relies on donations to support our adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs.”Oregon Humane Socieyt

As a thank-you, Phavel will receive a prize from iGive partner store, TopMags!  A one-year subscription to both US Weekly and People magazine, valued at $175, will be sent out ASAP!TopMags

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.

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.

Since joining iGive.com in 2014, Margaret M. continues to support The Foundation for Homeless Cats with her online shopping. In one month, she earned $250+ – Woo Hoo! That’s some true feline affection.

This Phoenix based group of volunteers who work to manage the feral cat population through TNR-TRAP, SPAY/NEUTER, RETURN.

“Our goal- end the killing of these cats in Maricopa County! Euthanasia is NOT population control!”

For her efforts, iGive store Beachbody has provided a great prize for Margaret:

 

  • 1-year BOD All Access
  • Beachbody Performance products
  • Portion control containers
  • FIXATE cookbook
  • and more!

 

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 17, 2017

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.
We celebrate Joanie and all our iGive members who made the choice to make a difference.  Since iGive launched in 1997, over $9M dollars has been raised for over 30,000 causes.
“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
                                            
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!

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Hank

 

Kim C. is the first iGive.com Super Shopper of 2017 – our 20th Anniversary!  Kim has chosen to support Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado, and in just one month earned over $180 for this worthy cause.

Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado joined iGive in 2011 and has already earned over $3,000 towards their mission:

We rescue, rehabilitate and find forever homes for animals at risk, regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed that is within our means, in conjunction with providing educational services and spay/neuter programs to the community.

Are you in the market for a new furry friend in 2017? Check out pets that are currently available for adoption here.

As a thank you for all Kim has done on behalf of her cause, iGive has teamed up with Adagio Teas to send her a $100 Gift Card.

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.”yorkie

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.

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You can join Brenda in her efforts when you join www.iGive.com/YHR and Change Shopping For Good.