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 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.

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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.

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.

March 31, 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

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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nine lives

Mie A. is our March Super Shopper! She raised $174 for the Nine Lives Foundation in just one month.

 

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Nine Lives Foundation has been sheltering cats since 2003.  A no-kill shelter that also spays/neuters stray and feral cats, Nine Lives is dedicated to reducing the over-population of homeless cats in Northern California.  They are a true no-kill shelter, and will not euthanize cats for any reason other than a merciful one – if a cat is suffering extreme pain and is unlikely to recover.  They provide home and shelter to many cats who otherwise would have no chance.

 

As a thank you for her efforts, Mie will receive a $150 value product from iGive merchant PaintYourLife.

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February 28, 2013

 

Levi Strauss & Co. has been committed to philanthropy since its inception in 1873.  Levi Strauss (the founder) donated to scholarship funds at the University of California Berkeley in 1897 and that philanthropic spirit has evolved and persisted through to the present day.

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“Each of us has a capacity to make business not only a source of economic wealth, but also a force for social and economic justice.”

~Walter Haas, Jr., Levi Strauss & Co. CEO, 1958–70

Levi’s supports two major foundations. The Red Tab Foundation is dedicated to supporting Levi’s employees in times of need. The Levi Strauss Foundation is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors across the world, including fighting HIV/AIDS, breaking the cycle of poverty through asset building, and promoting workers’ rights.  Both are utilizing exciting and innovative strategies to help people!

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November 12, 2012

iGive.com is excited to be enjoying some news coverage recently!

From east coast to west, people are taking notice of the iGive community of causes, supporters and merchants – and we’re grateful for all of you!

The Napa Valley Register wrote about one of our Dog Days of Summer winners, California-based Whiskers, Tails & Ferals and their plans for using the winnings to fund their weekend adoption events and other supporting services!

 

MyCentralJersey.com on the East Coast wrote about another Dog Days of Summer winner, Karma Cat & Zen Dog Society of East Brunswick.  They set out to provide a safe and peaceful haven for homeless, abandoned or abused animals, as well as care, food, deworming, flea treatments and vaccinations.

 

 

Lisa Dietlin also gave a nice shout-out in her new book: Making A Difference III: Still More Tips, Ideas and Stories to Change Your World (available at www.iGive.com/amazon)

 

Keep up the good work everybody!

July 11, 2012

The heat is going strong this summer and so should your summer festivities! Here’s some tips to remember when planning the perfect summer party for your friends and family.

The first thing in planning a great summer get together is planning the menu. Food brings everyone together and whether you’re cooking on the grill or baking away in the kitchen, your food selection is a key component in the success of a party. Try those new recipes you read in magazines day after day because chances are, if they grab your attention, they’ll grab your friends and families’ as well.   


To go with the food you serve, make sure your cookware is up to par with the vibe you’re going for with your party. If it’s an intimate setting, go the extra step and get inspired by some craft ideas you’ve seen and dress up utensils or create a centerpiece. Don’t be intimidated by new ideas because, in the end, you still have the nearest convenience store to stock up on paper goods if you end up being pressed for time.

After the inside details are taken care of, move on to the outside. You want your guests to not only be wowed by the food, but also by their surroundings. This may be the perfect time to snatch up that patio set you’ve been eyeing for weeks or the time to plant a variety of flowers  in unexpected ways. Antique stores are also the perfect place to pick up some vintage pieces to add to your garden and to add a little flare to your decor.

If you are lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, make sure their are some fun new games to go along with it to entertain your guests’ children. New games and outdoor activities will keep the little ones out of trouble and a give their parents a chance to relax.

To add to the vibe of your party, create a custom playlist to have playing in the background. Music is another key component for a successful summer bash so don’t rely on a generic cd, but take the time and put together a mix that includes the jams you know your guests will enjoy.

The last, but most important part in planning a summer party, is to remember to enjoy it! After all the details are taken care of and everything seems to be coming together, before the party, have a day to yourself. Go and get a manicure and splurge on a new outfit for the party. You need to look and feel your best to have a great time. After all, you’ve earned it!

You can find all the places to get these fabulous summer essentials and more at the iGive website, where a percentage of the total purchase will be donated to the cause of your choice. Shop now and give back. Change Shopping for Good!