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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August 30, 2016

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been active with iGive for 10 years now, and what a story they have!  Over 600 iGive members support this worthy Cause, and they have earned over $7,000 in Donations.  Maria D., iGive member and Executive Director of the rescue, dropped us a note about their mission.

“German Shepherd Rescue of OC is dedicated to rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating German Shepherd dogs that have no where else to turn. We are operated by volunteers and we receive no government funding. Currently, we have more than 90 homeless shepherds depending on us for their care and comfort needs. Funds are desperately needed to pay for boarding costs, veterinary care, spaying and neutering, vaccines, microchips and basic supplies. In addition to funds, we always need donations of pet food, dog toys, quality treats, bleach and cleaning supplies. Dogs come to us from desperate situations, such as death of an owner, abandonment by loved ones, severe illness or injury that owners are not prepared to manage, as well as from public shelters throughout So California. Each year, we successfully rehome more than 400 German Shepherds in permanent, loving homes.”

If you live in the area, check out upcoming events to see how you can make a difference in the lives of these dogs, too!

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Thanks Maria, for ALL you do on behalf of your 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.

 

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.

http://maharishischooliowa.org/

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!

http://www.yceml.net/0632/6215288-1417771500836