Susan C. is this month’s iGive Super Shopper!  Susan has raised over $100 for her cause, Frostig.  The Frostig Center is celebrating over 60 years of excellence in serving children with learning disabilities and iGive is celebrating Susan for her supportive efforts.

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“The shared objective of all The Frostig Center’s unique programs is to enrich and enhance the lives of children with learning disabilities. We were founded in 1951 by Marianne Frostig, Ph.D., who was a pioneer, leader and advocate in education for children with learning disabilities. In fact, she was helping children with learning disabilities before there was even a medical term for this diagnosis.”

iGive.com & Williams Sonoma have teamed up to provide Susan with a $150 Gift Card, as a thank you for all she’s done on behalf of her cause.

Patricia K. is the Super Shopper for iGive this month!  Patricia has raised nearly $200 for her cause, St. Matthew’s UMC, Bowie, MD.

Inspired by the words of John Wesley:  “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”

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“All are welcome at St. Matthew’s. Everyone is invited to join in worship, education, fellowship and mission opportunities.  Come just as you are to share in prayer and praise. We are a vibrant, loving congregation dedicated to making the world a better place and sharing the love of Christ with all of God’s children. No matter who you are, where you came from, or where you are going, there is a place for you here and we hope you will join us!”Blue Nile Canada

As a thank you for her efforts on behalf of her Cause, Patricia will receive a pair of 14k gold earrings from iGive partner, Blue Nile Canada.

 

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.

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• 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!

 

Karan C. is this month’s Super Shopper! Karan raised over $1,000 in one month.

That’s right – OVER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS has been raised by one member for Maharishi School, in Fairfield, IA.  This non-profit private school serves pre-school through grade 12 students, with college prep courses and an average student-to-faculty ration of 12:1.  Fully accredited, Maharashi school offers a unique program of consciousness-based education that develops the full potential of its students, while giving them firm grounding in all the traditional subjects.

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In addition to the Consciousness-Based Education offered, the Maharashi School and the town of Fairfield are leading the way in Sustainability, Solar Power, and Seed to Table initiatives.

iGive.com and eBooks have partnered to send Karan a $100.00 gift certificate.  Congrats & keep up the good work!

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Bat World Sanctuary has a super supporter in Diana C.  She recently raised over $140 for her Cause and as a thank you, she’ll receive a $100 Gift Card from Amazon.com to continue raising money by shopping at over 1700 stores via iGive.peekaboo

Located in Weatherford, Texas, Bat World Sanctuary is on the front-line to end the mistreatment of bats.  Each year they rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, and retired from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuary Association.

You can get up close & personal, without leaving your desktop with Live Bat Cams and you can even Adopt-A-Bat (talk about a unique gift!).https://www.iGive.com/0Hiocre

March 31, 2016

Buddha Maitreya the Christ offers meditation and dharma teachings to those looking for a more spiritual existence.  He is the Medicine Buddha, offering healing blessings to those who seek them.  One iGive member describes his teachings below:

“Buddha Maitreya the Christ offers Om Pyramid Group Meditations live online – an offering he makes for people to share his meditation and receive his blessings. Buddha Maitreya teaches about receiving his healing blessings and what it means to meditate on OM. He teaches about virtue and his transmission of virtue, how he transmutes glamours unconditionally through meditating with people, and through blessing his tools so that everyone can receive the offering of His Incarnation.  All the donations goes to clinics he supports and feeding people.”

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February 25, 2016

Featuring Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.

Recently, iGive member, Deborah F., reached out to tell us a little more about her personal experience:

“Before my dog I would bump my way along and felt helpless and lost. With my dog, we fly down the sidewalk and he simply goes around danger. I am never alone and can once again leave my home and get out and explore! Thank you GEB!”

Guiding Eyes for the Blind gifts highly trained dogs to the blind – at NO COST to the student.  Through iGive supporters’ online shopping, over $800 has been raised for this good cause!

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February 25, 2016

Featuring: The Foundation for Homeless Cats

Margaret M. raised over $300 in one month for The Foundation for Homeless Cats via iGive!

This Phoenix-based organization of volunteers and caregivers committed to preventing additional homeless cats & kittens by managing feral cat population through a process called TNR – Trap, Spay/Neuter, Return.

The Foundation for Homeless Cats has been a part of iGive since 2009 and raised over $2,000 for their Cause.

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

As a thank you for her efforts on behalf of these furry friends, Margaret will receive a $100 gift card from iGive partner store Lands’ End.

February 3, 2016

There are so many stories about merchants making a positive change in the world that we’ve created a new site to celebrate them!  For the latest news, check out  Merchant Good Works.

If you’ve had an especially good interaction with a store, online or in person, let us know so we can celebrate the Good Works!

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February 3, 2016

The Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation is on the forefront of the fight against cancer.  Cancer is the number one killer of children in Israel; 1 in every 330 children under the age of 20 develops some form of cancer.  “Although Israel is technologically advanced in many areas, the delivery of cancer care … has not kept pace with the country’s progress. There is a compelling need for providing quality medical care in Israel to children…who are afflicted with the dreaded disease of cancer” (ICCF).

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Well-to-do patients often go overseas to seek treatment for cancer, however for those who cannot afford the travel or the treatments, options are limited.  ICCF offers “assistance to every child in the State of Israel, regardless of race, creed, or national origin.  The Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation helps fund six major hospitals and medical centers in Israel specifically for the treatment of childhood cancers” (ICCF).

“I would like to thank…ICCF again for your generous and constant support…The ICCF now plays a central role in the Pediatric Oncology effort in Israel, not only in financial support but also in education and advocacy… We hope to maintain this partnership for many years to come.”

-Dr. Michael Weintraub,
Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem.

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