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.
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
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!
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 amazing 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.