For the month of love, we are celebrating Keri I., whose love for soccer has her supporting Zavala 00 CDA Slammers FC in Orange County, California. In just one month, she’s raised over $125 for this 16 & under girls soccer team.
Since joining iGive, just over 6 months ago, this group has earned nearly $700 from their iGive supporters. We just LOVE to hear that!
For her efforts, we’ve teamed up with Eve’s Addiction to provide Keri with a $100 gift card. Congratulations – keep up the good work!
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:
“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!
When we see something cool and good, we like to share. Periodically, we’ll highlight a company or project that we think is interesting and shareworthy. They probably aren’t ready yet to be an iGive store, but that shouldn’t stop you from thinking about their efforts.
This month we’re introducing you to Karma Trik. Karma Trik is a clothing item for women that can be worn at least 15 ways. This innovative product is versatile, simple and sustainable. Not only is the company mission “buy less, use more,” but the cloth for this project is made from plastic bottles in Haiti, a country with no other recycling infrastructure, providing jobs in an economy that is rebuilding. The cloth is brought to the U.S. where it’s crafted artfully. It is sewn at an employee owned co-op in North Carolina.
Take a look at Karma Trik. It’s cool, it’s new, and sounds useful. It’s an Indiegogo project, so if you like it, read about how you can support its development, the risks associated with the project, and maybe get your very own!