May 27, 2014

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For every Teavana Oprah Chai product sold at Teavana or Starbucks, Starbucks will donate to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.  This includes $0.25USD for each Teavana Oprah Chai prepared beverage, $1USD per 2 oz. of Teavana Oprah Chai Loose-Leaf Tea, $1USD per reusable storage tin, $1USD per small gift set and $4USD per large give set.  Product selection varies by location.

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The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation supports the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, providing funding and supporting its alumni.  The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was founded in 2007 as a boarding school that would accept the most promising girls from disadvantaged backgrounds across South Africa.   According to Oprah, “through exemplary service to their communities, [the girls] have demonstrated their potential to effect positive and enduring change. The Academy will nurture this potential, and raise the next generation of  transformative South African leaders.”

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April 29, 2014

 

Carlos by Carlos Santana are hip, hot fashionable shoes inspired by the passion and energy that surround Santana’s music.

A portion of Santana’s proceeds from the sales of Carlos shoes is donated to the Milagro (miracle) Foundation.  Founded by Deborah and Carlos in 1998, Milagro is a charitable organization that makes grants to community based organizations around the world working with children in the areas of the arts, education and health.milagro

Shop a selection of truly inspired shoes and know that your purchase supports your iGive Cause and the Milagro Foundation!

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April 3, 2014

 

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Art.com, the leading online art experience and gallery, is committed to supporting art education in schools.  As part of the company’s ongoing Art Sparks Learning campaign, Art.com gives twenty pieces of artwork to three different schools selected through a combination of need and interest.  Through April, Art.com is also hosting a contest for the public to vote for their favorite school. Finalists are announced & voting begins on April 28th!
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The winner will receive $1000 in art supplies from BLICK Art Materials.  As they say, Art.com is “Supporting art education today and inspiring the artists of tomorrow.”

January 28, 2014

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Pura Vida Bracelets was born in Costa Rica, where the phrase Pura Vida symbolizes the happiness and beautiful moments that can be had there.  Pura Vida Bracelets supports local artisans in Costa Rica, helping provide them with full time jobs.  They have a line of “charity bracelets” which are dedicated to raising money for various causes.  Each bracelet has a cause associated with it, and 20% of the sale price is donated to that cause.

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Jorge + Joaquin, the two Costa Rican artisans who inspired Pura Vida Bracelets

Pura Vida Bracelets participates in One Percent for the Planet, donating 1% of all their proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation to help protect and preserve beaches and oceans across the globe.  Pura Vida recently raised over $30,000 for the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting by donating 100% of their profits.

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Paul + Griffin, the two Southern Californians who discovered Jorge and Joaquin and formed the partnership that led to Pura Vida Bracelets

 

January 1, 2014

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A portion of all proceeds from the PBS KIDS Shop goes to support the educational programming that continues to shape the minds of children. PBS KIDS is the number one trusted educational brand on television.  PBS KIDS brings you programs that nurture the minds and spirits of children while encouraging them to have fun exploring the world around them.

From new friends Wild Kratts and Super Why, to the classics of Sesame Street & Clifford the Big Red Dog, PBS KIDS ensures learning is kept fun & creative.

December 3, 2013

Travelocity is committed to making a difference with their travel for good program.  As they put it, “With Travelocity, you can help make the world a better place through travel. We believe the world is a global community where individuals rely on one another. We know the gift of travel comes with responsibility, and we’re committed to making the world a better place, one trip at a time,”

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Travelocity has two different initiatives to accomplish their goal of a better world – Green Travel and Voluntourism.  For their greening of the globe, they highlight their multitude of eco-friendly hotels, as well as offer hybrid cars and carbon offsets.  To have a more local impact, Travelocity offers a unique program that supports travelers who volunteer at their destination.  Each quarter Travelocity awards a $5000 volunteer vacation grant to a globetrotter who demonstrates their passion for volunteering and travel.  For normal travelers who want to give back to the place they’re visiting, Travelocity can also help identify top volunteer organizations.

November 1, 2013

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BonTon participates annually in a program called Community Days.  Community Days is a fun, rewarding event designed for schools and non-profits to fund raise and increase their visibility in the community.  BonTon, along with their fellow participating merchants, provides the volunteers and representatives from the various organizations with coupon booklets to sell.  Each BonTon booklet contains a $10 coupon good on almost any merchandise item of $10 or more (customers spend $5 for the booklet and get $10 back on their first purchase!), a 25% off shopping pass, a 30% off early bird coupon, plus great bonus offers – available on Community Days only.   Community Day was founded in 1999, and since then has raised over $100 million for various organizations.bonton

 

Your next chance to participate is coming up quickly – November 15th and November 16th; stores open early, and stay open late!  See site for a location near you.

*note: in-store purchases for this program will NOT earn a Donation for your Cause via iGive
October 3, 2013

paulaPaula’s Choice is firmly committed to giving their customer the best – whether it’s with their product or a different brand.  That integrity is carried through in Paula’s Choice’s environmental commitment, stance against animal testing, and community involvement.  Paula’s Choice recently became a certified member of the Leaping Bunny Program; eliminating all animal testing from the company and its suppliers.

 

To make a difference in their community, Paula’s Choice supports many different causes, from Dress for Success Seattle to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  Through their support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Paula’s Choice is supporting women all over the world in the fight against breast cancer.

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To find more merchants that are supporting the fight against breast cancer through Breast Cancer Awareness month, check out our Think Pink category.

August 29, 2013

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Diamond Nexus creates eco-friendly, conflict-free diamonds and jewelry.  Diamond Nexus also supports various educational initiatives around Milwaukee, with plans to expand that support to the Chicagoland area.  Their most recent fundraising effort raised money for a Summer Youth Program for the students of Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy.  A packed event at The Hamilton in Milwaukee, Diamonds in the Rough, led to over $3500 raised for the programs this summer.

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Diamond Nexus CEO, Gary LaCourt with Edward Deshazer and other members of the GHTCA Administration

Diamond Nexus’s environmental focus runs deep – from the creation of diamonds in laboratories to avoid mining and its problems, to using recycled gold, Diamond Nexus puts Mother Earth first.  They also ensure labor standards are high, with all their lab workers based in the US.

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July 31, 2013

Office Depot is a proud sponsor of the REAL Change Project – an educational awareness and fundraising project focused on America’s teachers.  The REAL Change Project’s focus is to improve educational opportunities for children across America by providing initiatives that encourage educators, students, parents and a nation to Recognize, Explore, Adopt, and Live Change.  The project has raised awareness through celebrity involvement, notably Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cirus and more.

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Office Depot has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org, a non-profit dedicated to fundraising for specific classrooms.adoptaclassroom