April 21, 2020

Here at Argoz, we’d like to feel like our socks bring a lot of joy to all of you (even if you’re just wearing them around the house), but we want to do more! Last week, with the help from your purchase, we were able to make a donation to Red Cross to provide some financial relief. For the month of April, we want to step up and make a bigger, more direct impact to keep those in the front lines safe.

Shelter-in-place is not over and our chance to help doesn’t end either. Through the end of April, Argoz will be offering 30% off your entire order. Apply discount code STAYHOME in the shopping cart before checkout.

April 17, 2020

The Problem

Healthcare workers and other essential service providers may not be able to return home while they are interacting with the public. Doing so could put their families & loved ones at risk of infection.

The Solution:

RVshare’s Disaster Response Solutions Team assists the Private Sector, Federal, State, and Local Governments with temporary housing solutions for those first responders and mission-critical personnel in times of crisis. Through RVshare’s expansive Owner network, units can be delivered to almost anywhere in the U.S. within 24 – 72 hours.

Offered by:

RV Share, iGive partner store

April 17, 2020

The Problem

First responders are working in situations they’ve not had to prepare for before.

A Solution

M&M’S has partnered with Operation Gratitude to bring a moment of joy to those on the front lines across the country. Join us, send some joy, and support our $50,000 donation by purchasing these Thank You packs.

This idea by:

iGive.com partner store MyMMs.

March 23, 2020

The Problem

Most colleges closed early for the semester, leaving students without appropriate storage for several months. Traditional storage companies may be out of room and that can cause undue stress.

A Solution

If your company has unused warehouse space that doesn’t require enormous security, go ahead and share it.

This idea by:

U Haul (ok, we’re inspired by what they’re doing, they’re giving 30 days free).

March 23, 2020

The Problem

Most small organizations, non-profits included, don’t have the time, experience, or staff to create disaster response documents.

The Opportunity

Many business leaders already have disaster response documents. Some are prepared internally, some are prepared by industry organizations. For instance, the landscape association has shared generalized response documents. These documents are usually not proprietary in nature. Having a template can be extremely useful in creating new tools.

Suggested by:

Frank Mariani, Mariani Landscape

March 22, 2020

The Problem

Shelter-in-place makes meeting in person impossible now.

The Solution

Many companies have licenses to video conferencing applications like Zoom and GotoMeeting. You may be able host meetings for charities for a larger group than a free license might allow. Plus, there’s a learning curve. You can help get the charity over that curve.

Who gets credit for the idea?

Rob at Gendercool

March 22, 2020

The problem

Many companies used lunch time or after work get togethers to build company spirit. With quarantines and so many people working from home, that’s no longer happening. Jobs are at stake, as is the very survival of thousands of small businesses.

A solution

Brian at Issuer Direct is still buying lunch for his coworkers each week. They get to order in from a local restaurant.

March 22, 2020

The problem

Day care is always a problem, and it’s even worse now. It’s especially hard for those in our communities that we’re asking to stay at work (like health care workers, fire and police, and the folks who sell us groceries).

A solution

This is something Mark Cuban (yes, that Mark Cuban) talked about on TV the other day. He has day care centers in some of his businesses. He’s opening them to the folks who are keeping our economy going.

Suggested by:

John at Gendercool

March 22, 2020

The problem

Quarantines means that seniors in care facilities are more isolated than ever. They can really use mobile tablets so that they can Facetime or Zoom with family.

A solution

SpiriTrust Lutheran is collecting iPads. “Our goal is 30 iPads. If you would like to support this cause, please mail or deliver your new or used working iPad to our corporate office in York.”

Please address your package to ATTN: LiftingYourSpirits iPad Project. If sending via USPS or a commercial courier, please mail your package to SpiriTrust Lutheran, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, York, PA 17404. Please be sure to include your name, address and email, so we can properly thank you for your donation.

Contact

Kelly S., iGive.com member

March 19, 2020

Many businesses, small and large, want to do all that they can during these challenging times. Many of these companies are also fighting for their own survival, so giving money isn’t a choice. But they still would like to help. We built this virtual suggestion box to give business leaders one place to look for suggestions. To get started, we asked 450,000 iGive and iConsumer members (plus 35,000 iGive charities) what they would suggest a business leader might consider.

Not every suggestion is appropriate for every business, but who knows, maybe one is right for a business in which you’re involved.

Let’s make this virtual suggestion box as robust as we can. Whether you’re a business leader, a non profit leader, or just somebody special, share good suggestions (they don’t have to be original).

After a short review (we’ll try to eliminate duplication and keep suggestions short), we’re posting the ideas we receive on this blog. To make sure these suggestions get a wide audience Issuer Direct / AccessWire is publishing press releases highlighting them.

How it works:

Email suggestions as to how business might help to ceo@iGive.com (or just leave comments on this post). If you know of a charity that can help put the suggestion into practice, also let us know their name and contact info. We also want to give you credit for making the suggestion, so tell us who you are. We know that every charity needs money right now, but this isn’t the place to seek donations. Read the posts below to see the kinds of things we think will attract business interest.

Who’s behind this effort?

Issuer Direct (NASDAQ: ISDR) is a leading provider of corporate services for public companies, including Accesswire. iConsumer (OTCQB: RWRDP): where consumer become shareholders simply by shopping. Since 1997, iGive members have supported charities simply by shopping.