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

Angela K. raised over $140 in one month by using iGive.com to support Center for Great Apes.

Angela joined iGive.com in 2007 and has earned nearly $300 in Donations for her chosen cause, Center for Great Apes.  Almost half of that was in one month – that’s some powerful shopping!

Center for Great Apes is the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in North America. Located in Florida, this 501(c)3 charity is dedicated to providing a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade.

As a thank you for her support of this “Great” cause, iGive.com has partnered with Parachute Home to provide Angela with a $150 gift card.

Thanks for all you do!

Parachute Home

June 1, 2017

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator and producer of the multi-award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, serving millions of children. Based in Los Angeles, the company blends education best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life for children across the U.S. and around the world.

Age of Learning’s content provides young learners, their families, and teachers with a comprehensive curriculum that includes thousands of highly engaging and effective learning activities designed to build a strong foundation for academic success.

The company’s Education Access Initiatives reach millions of children by offering the full award-winning ABCmouse curriculum at no cost to teachers and community institutions such as libraries, Head Start programs, and community centers—including public housing authorities and after-school programs.

ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8. With more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons, the standards-based ABCmouse curriculum is available on computers, tablets, and smartphones and is used by millions of children at home, in more than 65,000 U.S. classrooms, and in more than one third of all U.S. public libraries.  New sign-ups made through iGive will earn a $1.60 Donation for iGive members’ chosen causes.

Large-scale research studies assessing the effectiveness of ABCmouse have concluded that ABCmouse accelerates learning and helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills.

ABCmouse is regularly ranked as the leading children’s learning iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ app in both the Kids and Education categories; to date, children have completed more than 2 billion ABCmouse learning activities.

June 1, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

The executive director of Maryland Horse Rescue sent us their story:

Maryland Horse Rescue is a 100% volunteer, certified 501(c)3 organization that rescues unwanted equine. Although we mostly take in horses, we accept any equine including mules and donkeys. We specialize in the care of blind and senior horses and our volunteers are dedicated to giving the very best care to our residents. We strive to educate the community on the value of a horse’s life and do a lot of work with the community and special needs groups.

We do our best to rehabilitate and re-home our horses, but sadly people are always looking for that “perfect” horse, so we promise to let our residents live out their lives in a safe, loving environment. We are a NO KILL shelter and only euthanize when it is absolutely necessary with the close advice of our veterinarian.

Mission:

Our founder’s first horse came from a badly abusive situation, but despite his horrible past, she taught him to become rideable. As years passed, she grew more and more disheartened as she watched people buy and sell horses like used appliances; it just didn’t seem right. The search for the elusive “perfect” horse meant many horses were being thrown away for minor defects that could be fixed. She found this tragic and it just seemed to her that someone needed to act as a safety “Net” for those horses, so “HorseNet” was born. In 2016 HorseNet Horse Rescue was rebranded as Maryland Horse Rescue. Our mission is still the same,  to facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused and abandoned horses in Maryland.

We firmly believe that every horse can perform a job of some kind, no matter what their limitation, and that they all deserve a second chance. This is the basis on which Maryland Horse Rescue will continue.

Since joining iGive.com, members supporting Maryland Horse Rescue have earned over $1600 for this #GoodCause!

Andrea S. earned $280.02 for Chapter AR, VA, P.E.O. Sisterhood with just one month of iGive shopping.

Since joining iGive.com in 2011, Andrea has raised over $350 for her local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is a philanthropic organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.

P.E.O. members are proud of their organization and are committed to helping women pursue higher education. Talking to a P.E.O. in your community will give you an opportunity to find out more about their chapter and what P.E.O. means to them.

If you do not know a member of P.E.O., click here to get in contact.

Andrea will receive a $100 Gift Card from iGive partner store, 1-800Flowers.com!  Thanks for all you do for your cause. #iShopiGive

May 2, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

The James Connection is a charitable 5 (c) (3) organization that has built an orphanage in Manipur India. Angels’ Place welcomed 60 destitute children on Feb 7, 2005. Today there are 161 youth being sheltered, nourished, instructed in God’s principles & educated in a private school.

James Connection

The original children are moving into their adult lives & some are pursuing higher education. In a recent letter, one child requested a photo of his sponsor family. He wanted the photo so that he could say to others that “these people are the builders of my future”.

“You can read stories about the children & learn how your iGive donations are changing lives. Sponsorships are $35.00/month, but meet only part of the financial need. With your iGive donations, you too can be a Builder of a child’s future!” – iGive supporter Diane F.

To date, over $400 has been raised through iGive.com by Diane & her fellow supporters.

Phavel D. raised $97.09 for Humane Society of Oregon with just one month of iGive shopping.

Since joining iGive.com in 2014, Phavel has raised over $1,100 for Humane Society of Oregon and other iGive causes.

The Oregon Humane Society rescues, heals and adopts more than 11,000 pets each year. “We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at our shelter. OHS relies on donations to support our adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs.”Oregon Humane Socieyt

As a thank-you, Phavel will receive a prize from iGive partner store, TopMags!  A one-year subscription to both US Weekly and People magazine, valued at $175, will be sent out ASAP!TopMags

April 22, 2017

Make Every Day Earth Day Make Every Day Earth Day

iGive.com wants to help you help your Cause – whatever that cause may be.  On Earth Day this year, we are celebrating one of our merchant partners, Coyuchi, who is dedicated to providing you with quality products, while maintaining a high standard of excellence in environmental and social initiatives.

From an environmental standpoint, Coyuchi looks at the full life of a product—from the farm where the fiber is produced to what happens to the product when it reaches the end of its life. By partnering with fabric mills and workshops that share this reverence for environmental and social sustainability,  Coyuchi’s high quality standards can be maintained and impact on the planet, minimized. Through continued effort and ingenuity, they work to ensure environmental performance at production facilities.

“We believe that knowing where your linens come from and how they are made brings peace of mind.”

Coyuchi uses only natural fibers, sourcing the materials carefully and processing them minimally—so organic cotton truly feels like cotton, linen feels like linen, and wool feels like wool.  To guarantee that products align with these goals to be as ethical, sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible, they rely on guidelines and certifications from organizations around the world, including Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) certification and a growing collection of Fair Trade Certified goods.

To learn more about Coyuchi’s extensive environmental & social initiatives, visit their site here.

With iGive.com & Coyuchi, shop with confidence and shop with conscience.

#iShopiGive

April 21, 2017

Every purchase plants a tree.

Changing the world sounds big. None of us can change the world alone, but when we all work together, a lot of small choices can make a huge impact – every step makes a difference.  This is Bambeco’s philosophy and also iGive.com’s (by changing shopping for good!).

According to Oxford University research, planting and growing trees is the best way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse global warming.

Bambeco is proud to partner with American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, for a joint commitment to restore and protect forests and minimize climate change.

American Forests Logo

With every Bambeco purchase, American Forests will plant a tree. That means every earth friendly purchase adds another tree to our landscape and another step towards counteracting climate change.

Since they launched the “Every Purchase Plants a Tree” initiative last November, they’ve planted over 20,000 trees—enough trees to supply oxygen for 40,000 people, save and clean 2.4 billion gallons of water and absorb 480 tons of carbon dioxide per year!

 

We are unwavering in our commitment to create and source products that are crafted in ways that cause less harm to the environment and reduce our carbon footprint.  For more information, check out Bambeco’s Sustainable Living Blog.

Together, we’ll grow forests. Together, we’ll change shopping for good.

Together we can do so much.

March 29, 2017

for the love of pets®

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, PetSmart came up with a little idea that can make a big difference for pets in need. Up to 7 million pets enter shelters each year, but not all pets in need live in shelters—some live with pet parents who rely on food banks.

So, when you buy any bag of dog or cat food—all brands, all sizes, no exclusions—they give a meal to a pet in need. These meals will be distributed by PetSmart Charities, not only to pet shelters and rescue groups, but also to food banks across the U.S. and Canada. (They expect to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017.)

Buy A Bag, Give A Meal

 

When you purchase a bag of dry dog or cat food at a PetSmart® store, PetSmart.com or PetSmart.ca between 3/1/17 – 12/31/17, PetSmart will donate a meal (5oz dog food, 1.5oz cat food) to PetSmart Charities® or PetSmart Charities™ of Canada to help feed a dog or cat in need.iGive.com 20 Year Anniversary

iGive.com has been in the business of making it easy to help good causes for 20 years.  We’re proud to be partnered with some amazing stores that have the same sense of responsibility to their customers and the world at large.