June 1, 2017

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator and producer of the multi-award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, serving millions of children. Based in Los Angeles, the company blends education best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life for children across the U.S. and around the world.

Age of Learning’s content provides young learners, their families, and teachers with a comprehensive curriculum that includes thousands of highly engaging and effective learning activities designed to build a strong foundation for academic success.

The company’s Education Access Initiatives reach millions of children by offering the full award-winning ABCmouse curriculum at no cost to teachers and community institutions such as libraries, Head Start programs, and community centers—including public housing authorities and after-school programs.

ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8. With more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons, the standards-based ABCmouse curriculum is available on computers, tablets, and smartphones and is used by millions of children at home, in more than 65,000 U.S. classrooms, and in more than one third of all U.S. public libraries.  New sign-ups made through iGive will earn a $1.60 Donation for iGive members’ chosen causes.

Large-scale research studies assessing the effectiveness of ABCmouse have concluded that ABCmouse accelerates learning and helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills.

ABCmouse is regularly ranked as the leading children’s learning iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ app in both the Kids and Education categories; to date, children have completed more than 2 billion ABCmouse learning activities.

Andrea S. earned $280.02 for Chapter AR, VA, P.E.O. Sisterhood with just one month of iGive shopping.

Since joining iGive.com in 2011, Andrea has raised over $350 for her local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is a philanthropic organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.

P.E.O. members are proud of their organization and are committed to helping women pursue higher education. Talking to a P.E.O. in your community will give you an opportunity to find out more about their chapter and what P.E.O. means to them.

If you do not know a member of P.E.O., click here to get in contact.

Andrea will receive a $100 Gift Card from iGive partner store, 1-800Flowers.com!  Thanks for all you do for your cause. #iShopiGive

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.

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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.

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 9, 2017

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2017

Make your purchase make a difference.  The newest charm from Alex and Ani‘s Charity By Design collection is a lovely daisy charm.  Wear this power flower in support of educating girls around the world.  20% of the purchase price will be donated to the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Fund.

Alex and Ani - #LetGirlsLearnAs always, your purchase via iGive means a Donation to your chosen cause, as well. Sign in and shop today!

December 21, 2016

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Sprint Team members, joined by Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Illinois Public School faculty, announced new investments to Illinois Public Schools under the White House initiative, ConnectED. The high-speed LTE broadband service Sprint brings to these schools will help more than 4,200 Illinois students stay connected at-home through a Wi-Fi hotspot. The value of Sprint’s service during the term is estimated at more than $8.09 million.“Without internet access, millions of children, especially minority students living in low-income communities, would be left behind.

Last year, Sprint and Governor Rauner announced the first few Illinois Public Schools to take advantage of the ConnectED initiative, where Sprint provided more than $3 million in free broadband service. This announcement includes additional Illinois Public Schools with a larger investment and a larger number of students impacted. Sprint pledged to provide wireless broadband connectivity for 50,000 low-income K-12 students across the U.S. as part of the White House initiative, ConnectED – a public and private effort to get technology into classrooms and into the hands of teachers and students to help bridge the “digital divide.”

Sprint is proud to provide free broadband service to the following Illinois Public Schools:

  • Leyden High School District 212
  • Hillside School District 93
  • Maine Township High School District 207
  • Township High School District 214
  • Glenbard Township High Schools District #87
  • Herscher CUSD2
  • La Grange District 105
  • Schaumburg Community Consolidated District 54
  • Consolidated High School District 230
  • Wheaton Warrenville CUSD 200
  • Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96
  • East Alton-Wood River SD 14
  • Community High School District 99
  • Huntley Community School District 158
  • Elmhurst CUSD 205
  • Skokie School District 73.5
  • Oak Park & River Forest SD 200

In addition to the ConnectED initiative, Sprint has donated $250,000 to fund an expansion of the Connect Chicago Challenge – citywide effort to make Chicago the most skilled, most connected, most dynamic digital city in the world. The Connect Chicago Challenge will increase digital access through comprehensive programming, outreach and public access in neighborhoods throughout the city.

“Sprint has a long history of supporting initiatives that use innovative technologies, services and devices to enhance educational opportunities,” said Jim Mills, Sprint president of Illinois and Wisconsin. “During this critical time for high school students, Sprint is proud to provide free broadband services so that there are no interruptions in their learning.”

For students who do not have access to the Internet at home, it significantly limits opportunities to complete homework assignments, research next-level learning, and apply for jobs. In the state of Illinois, about 54 percent of the students live in low income households and qualify for free or reduced lunch.

To learn more about the Sprint ConnectED program visit: www.sprint.com/connected.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 60.2 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years.

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December 6, 2016

Avon Foundation for Women

The Avon Foundation for Women announced the launch of the first multi-disciplinary collaborative of 20 colleges and universities across the country dedicated to addressing gender-based violence on campus. The collaborative brought together representatives from 10 schools from the southeastern US to participate in a two-day program that dialogues around key learnings from across the country to prevent campus assault and sexual violence. As a result, each participating school will create a campus action plan that takes a trauma-based approach and involves students, college administration, campus police and leading consultants on gender-based violence.

The collaborative is an outcome of The National Leadership Institute: Changing the Narrative on Campus Gender-Based Violence presented by Futures Without Violence, a national health and social justice nonprofit, in partnership with the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. The National Leadership Institute was conceived and funded by the Avon Foundation for Women building on the success of the Foundation’s global Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence held around the world.

“The Avon Foundation has been funding bystander initiatives and awareness campaigns around sexual assault for a long time and this National Leadership Institute is breaking new ground to change the way we work together to address gender-based violence,” said Christine Jaworsky, Avon Foundation Program Director. “We’ve just spent two days looking at best practices and solutions to shift campus culture away from victim blaming to a more trauma-based perspective; now the real work begins.”

Through a $200,000 grant from the Avon Foundation, participating schools will develop and implement action plans to prevent and respond to sexual assault at their respective institutions. Futures Without Violence and the extensive faculty of the National Leadership Institute will work closely with the schools to integrate a multi-disciplinary approach to ending gender-based violence on school campuses. This will include webinars with experts, ongoing consultations, toolkits and additional online resources to advance the learning collaborative.

“All of the schools are deeply committed to proactively changing the way gender-based violence is addressed on campus,” said Lonna Davis of Futures Without Violence. “We are particularly appreciative of Morehouse College stepping up to host the National Leadership Institute, the start of a groundbreaking initiative to affect all colleges and universities across the country. The Institute is part of a long-term investment to shift the narrative and introduce a primary prevention and trauma-focused approach that engages the entire school community.”

Futures Without Violence received a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to research, design and implement the National Leadership Institute curriculum in collaboration with Harvard Law School’s Gender Violence Program and the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education with additional funding from the Jefferson Trust and private donors Stephen and Carolyn McCandless.

“Through legal advocacy grounded in support for survivors and an ethos of care, the Gender Violence Program and Futures Without Violence have been on the forefront of the national effort to use Title IX to prevent and address campus sexual assault,” said Diane L. Rosenfeld, the founding Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School and a Lecturer on Law. “Now, we are making an important step forward with the support and leadership of the Avon Foundation.”

The National Leadership Institute focuses on four major areas: 1) fundamentals of gender-based violence and trauma, 2) campus cultures and climate, 3) prevention and education, and 4) response, policy, and adjudication. Developed in consultation with national experts and institutional representatives from schools across the country, the curriculum provides colleges and universities the opportunity to learn best practices in the prevention, response and resolution of sexual violence, and the tools needed to implement action plans. Each school’s action plan will address prevention education; accommodations, support and safety services; retaliation; and investigations, adjudications and resolutions.

The University of Virginia served as one of the founding institutions working with Futures Without Violence and Harvard Law School to host the pilot of the Leadership Institute. “We are grateful to the Jefferson Trust for providing funding for the University of Virginia to serve as a partner on the development and implementation of this program and to the Avon Foundation for the historic creation of the National Leadership Institute to expand our community of higher education institutions working to end gender-based violence,” said Catherine Spears, Assistant Vice President of Equal opportunity at the University of Virginia.

The first National Leadership Institute was held October 25 – 26, 2016 in Boston with:

  1. Brandeis University
  2. Dean College
  3. Eastern Nazarene College
  4. Emerson College
  5. Lasell College
  6. Lesley University
  7. Providence College
  8. Stonehill College
  9. University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  10. Wheaton College

The second National Leadership Institute was held November 30December 1, 2016 in Atlanta with:

  1. Benedict College
  2. Clemson University
  3. College of Charleston
  4. East Tennessee State University
  5. Georgia Institute of Technology
  6. Georgia State University
  7. Middle Tennessee State University
  8. Morehouse College
  9. Tuskegee University
  10. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence is a national health and social justice nonprofit that leads groundbreaking educational programs, policies, and campaigns to end violence against women and children around the world. Providing leadership from offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston, FUTURES has trained thousands of professionals and advocates—such as doctors, nurses, judges, athletic coaches, and other community influencers—on improving responses to violence and abuse. The organization was a driving force behind the passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act in 1984 and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994—the nation’s first two comprehensive federal responses to interpersonal and family violence.

Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, and to provide direct services for victims and their families. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed nearly $60 million to support this goal. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by raising funds through special product sales and educating women around the world through its army of nearly six million Avon Representatives. For more information, visit http://avonfoundation.org/.

About Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women
Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused on causes that matter most to women. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion in over 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and advancing access to quality care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. The company’s global markets sell special products to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and domestic violence, conduct hundreds of events for these causes, and educate women around the world through its global network of nearly six million Avon Representatives.

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December 1, 2016

Scholastic Books will help more than 33,000 students from schools across six states and the Dominican Republic choose and own 10 new children’s books for free. This venture is made possible by My Very Own Library (MVOL), an international initiative that encourages literacy by offering students in need an opportunity to own their own books. MVOL works in collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs so kids can choose their own books at a fun school book fair, build home libraries and develop a love of reading.

Throughout this school year, the My Very Own Library program will support:

  • 2,433 low-income students in 7 public schools in Kansas City, KS with the support of United Way of Greater Kansas City giving away over 24,330 books
  • 26 public schools in Newark, NJ, serving 16,500 students giving away over 165,000 books. (Partner Organization: United Way of Essex and West Hudson)
  • 1 Middle School & 1 High School at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, CA, serving 780 students giving away over 7,800 books
    (Partner Organization: Making Waves Foundation)
  • 4 schools in Chicago, Illinois, serving 1,250 students giving away over 12,500 books.
    (Partner Organization: University of Chicago Charter Schools)
  • 14 schools across the state of Wilmington, Delaware, serving 5,900 students giving away over 59,000 books
    (Partner Organization: United Way of Delaware)
  • 14 public schools in Milwaukee, WI, serving 4,500 students giving away over 45,000 books
    (Partner Organization: United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County)
  • 11 schools in the Dominican Republic, serving 2,000 students giving away over 25,000 books (Partner Organization: Dream Project)

Also included in the MVOL program are school visits by award-winning children’s book authors. During author visits, more than 100 copies of each author’s book are personally autographed and given to participating students. Additionally, each school also receives $1,000 in grant funding to host three family literacy events that coincide with each book fair event.

Founded in 2011 by the late Anne Feeley (1954-2012), My Very Own Library was first implemented in Newark, NJ, and has expanded year after year. To date, My Very Own Library has provided more than 1.2 million books to students in Newark, NJ; Richmond, CA; Chicago, IL; Wilmington, DE; Milwaukee, WI; and the Dominican Republic. By summer 2017, My Very Own Library will have provided nearly 1.6 million books to students across all seven locations it will serve.

Kicking off #31DaysofGiving with Penningtons. 
Shop via iGive.com to earn a Double Donation of 8.0% today only – December 1st
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Kristen M. is the Super Shopper for September! Kristen has raised over $125 for her Cause, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, of Powhatan, VA.

“Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is a regional, DiBSHfamilyocesan Catholic School serving students in PS-12. We are committed to educating the whole student spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. We embrace each child’s unique learning style and provide an individualized and safe learning environment that is grounded in Catholic teaching and respectful of other faith beliefs. The values taught are conducive to social and life-long academic success.”

GlobeIn is providing Kristen a 3-month free subscription to their Artisan Box (a $150 value).  Congratulations, Kristen – and thank you for all you do for your Cause!Globein

August 16, 2016

Weight Watchers, an iGive.com partner, and American Cancer Society team-up fo Project LIFT

For those living and surviving breast cancer, weight gain can be an unexpected consequence following treatment. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) launched Project L.I.F.T. – Live Inspired, Fight Together – a new movement, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. The program is designed to help those survivors with advice and support.

One study reviewed by the Weight Watchers team showed that breast cancer survivors are twice as likely to gain 11 pounds or more within 5 years of treatment as compared to their cancer-free peers.

“There are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. alone with a history of invasive breast cancer.1 Through this program we’ve developed with the American Cancer Society, we will uniquely support these survivors and guide them on the road to achieving their best holistic health post-treatment,” said Stacey Mowbray, President of Americas at Weight Watchers International, Inc. “We believe the Weight Watchers culture of extraordinary encouragement combined with the resources to inspire and guide healthier choices can really make a difference for survivors.”

This fall, through Project L.I.F.T., Weight Watchers, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, will deliver:

  • Content For Survivors:
    • Weight Watchers Project L.I.F.T. Online Content: Available to both Weight Watchers Members and non-members and in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, Weight Watchers will provide free information on its WW Living site designed for breast cancer survivors. This content will help women understand why they might have gained weight, how losing a modest amount of weight can provide many health benefits, and how they can work to lose the weight through information and support within the community.
    • Weight Watchers Magazine: To celebrate survivors during National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Weight Watchers is featuring three breast cancer survivors who are also Weight Watchers Members in the September/October issue of Weight Watchers magazine, on newsstands August 16.
    • American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® Events: Every three-to five-mile Making Strides walk, occurring during the month of October, is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about steps to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer or find it early, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer. Weight Watchers Members, staff, family, and friends across the country can join and support the Weight Watchers team at Making Strides events nationwide, joining walks in their local communities under the Weight Watchers banner. To find and sign up for a local Weight Watchers walk, please visit MakingStridesWalk.org/weightwatchers.
    • Wear WW Proud: Weight Watchers has designed a special T-shirt, which Weight Watchers team members can wear during the walks. Beginning in mid-September, shirts will be available online for purchase at http://shop.weightwatchers.com/ with profits benefitting the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer.
    • On-The-Ground Activations: Weight Watchers will have an on-the-ground sponsorship presence in 11 local walk events with Weight Watchers photo booths for walk participants to capture and share the moment.
    • October Limited Edition Products: Beginning in mid-September and throughout the month of October, Weight Watchers will sell a limited edition water bottle and journal in its meeting rooms and in its online shop at http://shop.weightwatchers.com with profits benefitting the American Cancer Society’s efforts to help save lives from breast cancer.
    • Breast Cancer Survivor Talks: Weight Watchers will open its doors to members and non-members throughout October in 11 select markets nationwide, inviting all who are interested to participate in an open discussion to share their stories, encourage each other and learn together.

To join Weight Watchers through iGive.com and support your favorite cause use this link. To support the American Cancer Society through your online purchases with iGive join here.