December 31, 2015

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ExOfficio doesn’t just sell adventure travel clothes, it’s committed to ensuring that the adventure is worthwhile!  ExOfficio does this by partnering with philanthropic programs that give back around the globe.  Currently, they are helping to support four philanthropic partners:

  • Rivers of Recovery, an organization that creates adventures and amazWorldConcerning experiences for disabled veterans and their families
  • World Concern, a non-profit that provides lifesaving assistance to people in dire need
  • The Wilderness Classroom, an organization that helps get students out of their classrooms and into the wild all across the globe

Each one of these non-profits is helping the world around them, and every cent counts.  Make every day an adventure.

 

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December 31, 2015

The Massachusetts Lion’s Eye Research Fund is a non-profit organization that works to fund research on the prevention and cure of eye-related diseases.  It is focused in the Boston area and currently awards nearly $1 million in grants per year – grants funded by donations.

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In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International convention and challenged them to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”.  In the spirit of Helen Keller, the Massachusetts Lion’s Eye Research Fund was founded in 1951, and since then has funded over $32 million of grants.

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As one iGive member describes, “In the early 1950s, Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. (MLERFi) awarded its first grant to doctors at Harvard Medical School to search for the cause of “blind baby disease” which affected 2500 premature babies per year. That grant helped confirm the discovery that too much oxygen in incubators was the cause. The solution: a 5-cent valve to control the flow of oxygen. Since then, over 150,000 premature babies’ sight has been saved. Today, MLERFi funds bold and innovative research to save and restore the sight of infants and adults alike. Since [they] are an all-volunteer organization, 100% of the funds donated are awarded as research grants. Your donation will help our researchers save or even restore someone’s vision.”mlerfi_official_logo

December 31, 2015

Nancy D. raised $316 for her cause, Save A Dog, Inc!

Save A Dog is a humane society based out of Massachusetts.  They take in dogs who would have otherwise been put to sleep, foster them, provide medical care, and help adopt them out.  Dogs come to Save a Dog from all over – many of their dogs actually come from rural West Virginia and Tennessee, where there is a dire need for shelters.  For their holiday season, Save a Dog got a HUGE treat – through donations and fundraising they just bought the shelter they’ve been renting for eight years!!

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The (just bought) Save A Dog, Inc. shelter!

For her efforts, Nancy will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon.com!

February 28, 2013

 

Levi Strauss & Co. has been committed to philanthropy since its inception in 1873.  Levi Strauss (the founder) donated to scholarship funds at the University of California Berkeley in 1897 and that philanthropic spirit has evolved and persisted through to the present day.

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“Each of us has a capacity to make business not only a source of economic wealth, but also a force for social and economic justice.”

~Walter Haas, Jr., Levi Strauss & Co. CEO, 1958–70

Levi’s supports two major foundations. The Red Tab Foundation is dedicated to supporting Levi’s employees in times of need. The Levi Strauss Foundation is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors across the world, including fighting HIV/AIDS, breaking the cycle of poverty through asset building, and promoting workers’ rights.  Both are utilizing exciting and innovative strategies to help people!

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February 28, 2013

 

Angels With Special Needs is a nonprofit organization for children and youth who are severely disabled.  AWSN focuses on including disabled youth in community activities – beyond the schoolroom.  They promote acceptance of disabled youth in every facet of society; fighting to raise awareness that everyone is a member of their community and brings something unique to the table.

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AWSN helps provide families with severely disabled children inclusion with recreational and socialization activities free of any cost.  These activities include mini fields trips to the zoo, museums, bowling, movies, swimming and summer camp activities!

Inclusion makes a huge difference for disabled youth and AWSN is out there making it happen.

November 12, 2012

iGive.com is excited to be enjoying some news coverage recently!

From east coast to west, people are taking notice of the iGive community of causes, supporters and merchants – and we’re grateful for all of you!

The Napa Valley Register wrote about one of our Dog Days of Summer winners, California-based Whiskers, Tails & Ferals and their plans for using the winnings to fund their weekend adoption events and other supporting services!

 

MyCentralJersey.com on the East Coast wrote about another Dog Days of Summer winner, Karma Cat & Zen Dog Society of East Brunswick.  They set out to provide a safe and peaceful haven for homeless, abandoned or abused animals, as well as care, food, deworming, flea treatments and vaccinations.

 

 

Lisa Dietlin also gave a nice shout-out in her new book: Making A Difference III: Still More Tips, Ideas and Stories to Change Your World (available at www.iGive.com/amazon)

 

Keep up the good work everybody!

March 6, 2012

If you’re like most people, you probably donate time and money to your favorite causes, locally and nationally. Do you ever wish you could do more? You can!

iGive is the first online shopping mall that gives back. Every time you shop, a portion of the money you spend benefits your favorite cause! It doesn’t cost you anything extra.

iGive.com is totally free! Plus, you get access to free shipping deals and exclusive coupons, on top of the great deals you’ll find every day through iGive’s network of almost 1,000 stores.

How to Donate Today

  • Go to www.iGive.com
  • Choose your cause.
  • Click Join Now.
  • Fill in your information or register with Facebook.
  • Install the iGive button directly on your browser.
How to donate

Every time you visit the website of a participating store, you’ll see the iGive seed logo.

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Every time an iGive store shows up in your search results on Google, Bing, or Yahoo!, you’ll see the iGive seed logo to the left of the the link.

Every time you visit the iGive website, you’ll see:

  • A list of all participating iGive stores,
  • New stores that have been added to the iGive mall,
  • Current, exclusive-to-iGive sales and specials, and
  • Tools to help you share your cause’s unique iGive page with all of your friends and supporters.

The cause tool box makes it easy to show others how to donate to your cause!

Every time you shop online, you donate to your cause! The average iGive shopper earns a donation of over $50 a year for their cause with the iGive button.

You can check your cause stats any time to see how much your cause has earned by both your purchases and the purchases of all of your cause’s supporters.

Why not raise money for your favorite cause every time you shop online?

Change Shopping for Good!