June 29, 2017

Spring Reins of Life serves veteran and youth trauma survivors in New Jersey. They do this with the assistance and guidance of horses. Without riding, and without “talking about it” (PTSD, combat, living on the streets, losing a parent, etc.) clients are able to find home in the heart and purpose. As a volunteer run organization,the majority of all funds raised is allocated to services not salaries.

According to iGive.com member & Spring Reins of Life supporter, “To date we have helped over 500 combat veterans, over 700 at risk teens and over 50 young children suffering loss.”

Check out their story below.

You can join iGive.com and shop for this Cause at: www.iGive.com/SpringReinsofLife

November 1, 2016

The Wings Programs, Inc

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

 

August 2, 2016

Sister of N.E.W. Corp

Luisa Ortiz, founder and CEO of Sister of N.E.W., worked for nearly ten years in the construction trades in New York City.  She recently dropped us a note about her iGive Cause:

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“The Sister of N.E.W. Corporation (Non-Traditional Employment for Women) has developed an innovative initiative for providing apprenticeship, and training in nontraditional occupations for female veterans, low income women, and women on welfare.  Our focus is on developing workforce opportunities and empowering women to gain industry knowledge and employment opportunities, facilitating the ability to leave the public assistance system, or begin a career that offers higher wages and is more sustainable. Sister of N.E.W. Corp (a non-profit corporation) will be uniquely positioned to help Unions, contractors and developers employ more trades women. Sister of N.E.W. Corp will improve Florida’s Construction industry workforce by preparing reliable, motivated individuals for the skilled trades. ”

You can support this cause via iGive – sign up today!

May 26, 2016

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In 2013, Walmart made a pledge to Veterans through their Welcome Home Commitment, which guaranteed a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran who was within 12 months of active duty.

While Walmart had a goal of hiring 100,000 veterans by the end of 2018, they have announced that it has hired almost 131,000 veterans and more than 15,000 of those soldiers have been promoted to jobs with higher pay and greater responsibility.

Walmart has also added to its commitment to veterans through the Walmart Foundation. The Foundation has announced $2.6 million in grants to nonprofit groups that support veterans including the American GI Fourm National Veterans Outreach Program and Swords to Plowshares.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit http://www.foundation.walmart.com.

May 12, 2016

Give $3 donation in stores or on macys.com during Got Your 6 Weekend and receive a 25 percent savings pass

Tune in to Macy’s Summer Vibes digital music festival on YouTube and the retailer will donate $1 for every view to Got Your 6, up to $100,000

Visit Macy's stores or macys.com during Got Your 6 Weekend (5/13-5/15) and give $3 to receive a 25 p ...

Macy’s and the national veterans campaign, Got Your 6, will again join forces for this year’s American Icons celebration. Since the partnership began in 2013, Macy’s employees and customers have raised $6.7 million to support Got Your 6 to help empower veterans to build stronger communities across America. The program will include a special savings pass on Got Your 6 Weekend and a charitable donation through Macy’s Summer Vibes digital music festival.

Visit Macy’s stores or macys.com during Got Your 6 Weekend (5/13-5/15) and give $3 to receive a 25 percent savings pass; One hundred percent of the $3 purchase price will be given to Got Your 6 and its nonprofit partners (Photo: Business Wire)

From Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, customers can participate in Got Your 6 Weekend and give $3 at the register at any store or on macys.com to receive a special 25 percent savings pass to save all day on purchases. Best of all, 100 percent of the $3 will be donated to Got Your 6 and its coalition of veteran nonprofits. Exclusions and restrictions apply for the pass. Pre-sale of the passes began on May 8 in store.

“This special savings pass has been the cornerstone of our charity program with Got Your 6 and has helped raise significant funds for its incredible nonprofit partners,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president for cause marketing. “Donations from our American Icons campaign have made many veteran-related initiatives possible, including leadership and employment training, mentorship programs, beautification and urban greening projects, and much more. We couldn’t be happier to continue this partnership, and look forward to driving even more awareness and funding for this worthy cause.”

In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” Got Your 6 believes veterans are leaders, team builders and problem solvers who have the potential to build and strengthen communities nationwide. A coalition that unites nonprofit, Hollywood and government partners, Got Your 6 empowers veterans to make America stronger.

“Veterans have incredible potential when they return from service,” said Bill Rausch, executive director of Got Your 6. “We are so grateful for the continued support of Macy’s and its American Icons campaign as the company, its employees and customers stand with us to empower our returning veterans to lead a resurgence of community across the nation.”

Macy’s Summer Vibes

As part of American Icons, Macy’s is hosting its first-ever digital music festival on YouTube. Macy’s Summer Vibes will air on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m. EDT via Macy’s official YouTube channel (youtube.com/macys). The 60-minute concert series will feature headliner, Todrick Hall, as well as emerging artists including AJ Rafael, the Gardiner Sisters and Macy Kate. For every view of the festival through June 19, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $100,000, to Got Your 6. Visit macys.com/summervibes to learn more, starting May 10.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Got Your 6

Got Your 6 is a campaign that’s empowering veterans to build stronger communities across America. In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” Got Your 6 and its nonprofit partners are helping veterans find new opportunities to serve here at home. Since 2013, Got Your 6 has distributed grants totaling more than $6 million to its veteran-focused non-profit partners. For more information visit www.gotyour6.org. Be the Change, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the organizing body and fiscal sponsor of Got Your 6.

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January 21, 2016

As part of an incredible partnership, The Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Program is honoring 274 students who have been named recipients of Folds of Honor educational scholarships with in-store celebrations. Through the KidCents round-up program, The Rite Aid Foundation is pleased to provide this incredibly important support to the children of families who have already given so much to the communities we serve. Folds of Honor is a highly acclaimed nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of fallen or disabled veterans. With financial support including The Rite Aid Foundation’s $1.3 million donation, Folds of Honor is able to provide healing, hope and opportunity for the dreams of children to be realized.

KidCents partners with hundreds of nonprofit child-focused organizations that are committed to helping improve the health and well-being of children. By participating in KidCents, wellness+ with Plenti members can round up every purchase at Rite Aid to the nearest dollar and designate their change to their charity of choice, giving kids a chance for better lives and brighter futures. Folds of Honor is one of the hundreds of nonprofits benefiting from the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents round-up program.

Learn more about Folds of Honor

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