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!

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

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 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.

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
                                            
February 17, 2017

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

HDSA has been an active partner with iGive since 1999.  They are the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

HDSA’s network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure.

In 1993, researchers identified the gene that causes HD. Since then, research has moved quickly towards developing treatments and, ultimately, a cure. HDSA supports the goals of clinical and basic research at leading research facilities globally.

By partnering with iGive, HDSA has earned over $11,000 toward their goals of improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease.  You can see their recent progress here:

 

You can also register now to attend the 32nd Annual Convention, June 22-24, 2017 in Schaumburg, IL.

Thanks to all the supporters of HDSA – and thanks to our iGive store partners & members for being part of 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.

December 28, 2016

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of iGive.com and we couldn’t do it without dedicated members, engaged causes, and wonderful store partners.  This year we’re celebrating all of that, but most especially you.  

Keep an eye on your inbox for stories each month of members & causes who’ve hit milestones and stores that are going above and beyond to make a difference in the world.

November 29, 2016

Camp Hobé Inc.

Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer. The camp program provides medical and psychosocial supervision to ensure children are safe both mentally and physically during camp.

Camp dates for 2017 are available now!

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If you or someone you know is going through cancer treatment, be sure to check out Happy Chemo! (an Oxymoron on a mission) for information, inspiration, discounted health care and more!

Fred H. is the iGive Super Shopper for the month of December!  In only one month, he raised over $150 for his cause, Fisheries Conservation Foundation, of Champaign, IL.

Kim Stanhope sent ufcf-logo_side-text-_smalls the following update:
We at the Fisheries Conservation Foundation work hard to promote and preserve freshwater and marine fishery resources while informing decision makers on the best management of these resources. nfca1_originalblue-300x225 We currently are working on several projects:

1) Mahaseer Conservation in Bhutan
2) Bonefish Tracking in The Bahamas
3) Native Fish Conservation Area designation of the Little Tennessee River Basin

As a thank you for all he’s done on behalf of his cause, iGive.com has teamed up with Bass Pro Shops to provide Fred with a $100 Gift Card.

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