September 9, 2016

 

September 7, 2016

HanesBrands Gives to Flooding Victims

HanesBrands is providing more than 23000 items of clothing to Louisiana residents impacted by the devastating flooding. The company is partnering with Fashion Delivers to distribute three trailer load of first-quality product.

Fashion Delivers is a New York based charity that that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. This donation, By HanesBrands includes: T-shirts, socks, bras, underwear and other apparel.

We have all seen the devastation the Louisiana floods have caused on so many levels – especially to the lives of the thousands of people directly affected, “HanesBrands is happy to provide this assistance and hope that it can provide some real help in this time of need,” said Chris Fox, HanesBrands vice president for corporate social responsibility.

HanesBrands

HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, DIM, Bali, Maidenform, Bonds,JMS/Just My Size, L’eggs, Wonderbra, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Berlei, and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. Hanes takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices, community philanthropy and environmentalism. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate. HanesBrands is a proud partner with iGive.com to enable shoppers to give back to their favorite cause with their online Hanes.com purchases.

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc.

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Founded 30 years ago, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy. Since 1985, over $1.2 billion of donated products have been distributed worldwide.

September 6, 2016

Buy Purina products at iGive.com

Purina Cat Chow  will deliver five million meals to Rescue Bank, a program of GreaterGood.org, as part of its “Nutrition to Build Better Lives” program, which supports the rescue, nutrition and adoption of cats in shelters and animal welfare organizations.

Purina Cat Chow asked cat people across the country to participate in its “Nutrition to Build Better Lives” program during the month of July. For every bag of Purina Cat Chow purchased from July 1 – 31, including those purchased through iGive.com merchants such as PetSmart, PetCo, Pet360, and PetFood Direct, the brand donated meals.

Since 2013, Purina Cat Chow has supported animal shelters across the country and has donated more than $1,857,500 in food, supplies and renovations to advance the rescue, nutrition and adoption of cats in shelters and animal welfare organizations.

Rescue Bank is a non-profit organization that receives and distributes high-quality pet food and other supplies to a network of pre-qualified animal welfare organizations throughout the United States. These organizations are able to use the savings from their food budgets for critical veterinary care and other expenses to increase the adoption of healthy pets.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare
Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

 

August 23, 2016

iGive.com Vendor GelPro Gives back
GelPro is inspired by the people who help others.  Every year they give away 250 mats, valued at $30,000 through their Random Acts of Comfort initiative. The company invites customers to nominate individuals who inspire them and Robb and Lisa McMahan, Founders of GelPro, and their team give winners a GelPro Comfort Mat.

Here are a few of the nominations of folks for  Random Acts of Comfort. Gelpro mats were sent to each one (names have been removed).

My wife is an incredible person. She always thinks of others . She was diagnosed with M.S. in 2001.She has refused to let this get her down. She takes great care of her mother who has A form of cancer. She has raised our two children, and her nephew who is now attending college. If all that wasn`t enough. She volunteer`s for alanon and ala teen. She attends and heads meetings two or three times a week. She also helps coordinate ala teen retreats. The kids love her and really appreciate all she has to offer. If this isn`t enough, she makes sure we have dinner and dishes and kitchen are cleaned up. This is why I think she deserves one of your Gel Pro Comfort Mats. Also the bunyun on her right foot would a enjoy it. No kidding. Please consider this very giving and caring person. Thank you.

Perry and his co-chefs at My Kitchen Program, Hautemealz and SimplySmartDinnerPlans are on their feet for hours smoking meats, cooking/serving meals to the homeless and teaching foster kids cooking skills through several charitable organizations in the Portland, Oregon area. They deserve happy feet!

Bill is 66 years old. He is a Vietnam veteran that served in the special forces, army. He suffers from agent Orange poisoning, which led to severe diabetes. It disabled him. He has many rough days but doesn’t give up. He has lots of ailments, and one of them is neuropathy in his feet. He likes to work in the garage but standing on the hard floor is very painful. He is a volunteer color guard with the American Legion, and standing at gravesites is hard on him. He also is an American patriot guard rider. I would love to see him have his own gel mat for the garage. I have one in the kitchen and he really feels comfort from it.

My daughter, Rachel, is Mom to Sammy, 4, and Carson, 2. Sammy has Neurofibromatosis type 1, learning disabilities, and severe ADHD. Her days are not easy… She has metal rods in her spine and hip pain on a daily basis. She enjoys baking beautiful cakes for family and friends as it’s therapeutic for her. Through all the tears, MRI’s, and doctor visits she carries on for her boys and I couldn’t be more proud of the loving Mother she is. She is truly deserving of this wonderful comfort mat. Thank you

Eman is a 28 year old mother of 2, cancer survivor who works full time rehabilitating person with strokes and brain injuries. She is a loving wife who devotes herself to taking care of her husband, kids ,mother and 4 younger brothers and sisters. Her father died tragically 3 years ago and she has filled his role since then. Everyone in her life looks up to her for strength and wisdom. She never hesitates to help anyone in need family or not. If that is not enough she is involved with a local women’s shelter and encourages her children to give back to their communities financially and by devoting time. I cant imagine a more suitable person to give this small token of appreciation to. Please consider her for this gift so tj6at she could be a little less pain free by the end of the day.

For 30 years of her 53 year marriage, Marion has been caregiver for her husband who is severely crippled. He has had many surgeries and many times had to be taken to the emergency room in the middle of the night. In addition she prepares wonderful meals and is recruited by her church to donate when they have dinners. Since her husband is disabled, they rely on Medicare and his small pension. By saving coupons, she is able to stay within their budget. She takes advantage of buy get one free which she donates to the food bank. She always remembers everybody’s birthday and anniversary. Her Christmas gifts consist of homemade raviolis and sauce. I’m extremely proud of Marion. I submitted a nomination yesterday for a very deserving person, but Marion is more deserving.

My neighbor, Wendy is a mother of a special needs daughter. She has been a tireless volunteer all her life, but now with her daughter about to graduate from high school, she needed to find a new avenue for her daughter to spend her days. Katie’s cart blossomed! Katie’s cart is rolling cart that Katie pushes through office buildings selling small nutritious goodies to employees. Wendy makes most all the goodies that Katie sells; she stands many hours and many days in her kitchen making cookies, breads, granola mixes and other baked items. Wendy also suffers from deliberating joint pain that leaves her body aching all the time. The GelPro mat would also be used by others as Katie’s cart grows. Wendy plans to hire young special needs adults to help cook goodies in her kitchen. The GelPro mat would be a huge blessing for my sweet humble neighbor.. Thank you for listening to her story.

GelPro mats are engineered with one goal in mind: to make the time you spend standing more comfortable and enjoyable. When you shop GelPro through iGive.com you can also give back to favorite cause. To nominate a deserving person visit: http://www.gelpro.com/random-acts-of-comfort

 

August 23, 2016

petsmart and petsmart charities help pets in need

PetSmart and PetSmart Charities are coming to the aid of hundreds of animals left homeless by the Louisiana floods, which are being dubbed the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy.

A large shipment of pet supplies including: Pet food, cat litter, feeding bowls, leashes, crates and beds were delivered from the PetSmart central region Distribution Center.  These items are valued at more than $80,000.  In addition, grant makers at PetSmart Charities are providing more than $30,000 in financial support to local animal welfare organization is Louisiana. The grants will help with the financial strain these nonprofits are facing due to the increased need to provide shelter, food and veterinary care for rescued animals.

According to news reports, the rising water has forced more than 30,000 people to evacuate their homes. As well, hundreds of animals have been rescued with a high percentage of them being pets. Local animal welfare organizations are overwhelmed as they care for the rescued animals, providing shelter, food and care and working to reunite pet parents with their beloved pets. The emergency relief is in direct response to PetSmart and PetSmart Charities’ partners requesting the support.

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers generously contribute to pets in need by making donations directly to PetSmart Charities on a pin pad at the registers in PetSmart stores.  PetSmart Charities administers and efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar of those donations by issuing grants and providing other support to help pets in need.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.

About PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,466 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel®dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year. 
Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart

August 19, 2016

BCBG logo

Two iGive.com retailers BCBGMAXAZRIA and Wen® Hair and Body Care By Chaz Dean  are showcasing Fall looks in  LA’s inaugural Fashion Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles.  The August 24th event at the Taglyan Complex August 24th  will feature past and present Make-A-Wish® recipients and celebrity supporters on the runway. Celebrity Stylist Brad Goreski will take the stage as honored host of the black tie fundraiser. Guests will have the chance to see one special wish granted live during the show. To close the evening, singer Rebecca Black will hit the runway with an intimate performance of her latest single.

On-site donations will help Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles® continue their important work granting incredible wishes of kids diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles

Since its founding in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles chapter has granted more than 9,000 wishes to children living in communities throughout Los Angeles County.  Annually, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, with nearly twice as many waiting their turn. To donate to Make-A-Wish through iGive.com, visit https://www.iGive.com/MakeAWish

BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC BCBG Max Azria Group began with a single idea – to create a beautiful dress. Founded in 1989 by Max Azria, the brand embodies a true combination of European sophistication and American spirit. The BCBG Max Azria and BCBG Max Azria Runway labels are sold in 700 freestanding boutiques and shop-in-shops at top department stores across the globe.

WEN® is a special concept in cleansing your hair that has Hollywood buzzing. It was developed as an alternative to the way people are used to cleansing their hair; eliminating the use of some ordinary shampoos that can contain harsh sulfates. WEN® Cleansing Conditioners replace shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner, giving you five products in one bottle.

August 16, 2016
Walmart donates to disaster relief

Walmart Trucks Deliver Bottled Water to Louisiana

Once again, in a time of crisis Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are stepping up.  The company is making a commitment to provide support through cash and in-kind donations of $500,000 to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by the floods in Louisiana. Working closely with the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, coordination efforts are being made with elected officials and governmental entities across the region to meet the needs of those affected by the overwhelming flooding in the Louisiana region this week. The company expects to deliver over one million bottles of water to affected areas.

 

Walmart has a long history of providing aid in times of disaster in Louisiana, working hand in hand with the people of the Gulf Region during and after Hurricane Katrina. Walmart continues to help communities prepare and recover by donating emergency supplies, such as food and water, home and personal products, and by creating ways for associates and community members to locate and help one another. In the last 10 years, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $56 million in cash and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.

“We are deeply saddened by the devastating floods in Louisiana and the catastrophic effect it’s having on our associates and members of the community,” said, Mark Cooper, Senior Director of Emergency Management, Walmart. “We are fully committed to the relief efforts and will continue to work closely with local officials to do everything we can.”

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,528 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Purchases made at Walmart through

will have the added benefit of helping your local cause.

About Philanthropy at Walmart 
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.

August 16, 2016

Weight Watchers, an iGive.com partner, and American Cancer Society team-up fo Project LIFT

For those living and surviving breast cancer, weight gain can be an unexpected consequence following treatment. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) launched Project L.I.F.T. – Live Inspired, Fight Together – a new movement, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. The program is designed to help those survivors with advice and support.

One study reviewed by the Weight Watchers team showed that breast cancer survivors are twice as likely to gain 11 pounds or more within 5 years of treatment as compared to their cancer-free peers.

“There are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. alone with a history of invasive breast cancer.1 Through this program we’ve developed with the American Cancer Society, we will uniquely support these survivors and guide them on the road to achieving their best holistic health post-treatment,” said Stacey Mowbray, President of Americas at Weight Watchers International, Inc. “We believe the Weight Watchers culture of extraordinary encouragement combined with the resources to inspire and guide healthier choices can really make a difference for survivors.”

This fall, through Project L.I.F.T., Weight Watchers, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, will deliver:

  • Content For Survivors:
    • Weight Watchers Project L.I.F.T. Online Content: Available to both Weight Watchers Members and non-members and in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, Weight Watchers will provide free information on its WW Living site designed for breast cancer survivors. This content will help women understand why they might have gained weight, how losing a modest amount of weight can provide many health benefits, and how they can work to lose the weight through information and support within the community.
    • Weight Watchers Magazine: To celebrate survivors during National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Weight Watchers is featuring three breast cancer survivors who are also Weight Watchers Members in the September/October issue of Weight Watchers magazine, on newsstands August 16.
    • American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® Events: Every three-to five-mile Making Strides walk, occurring during the month of October, is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about steps to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer or find it early, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer. Weight Watchers Members, staff, family, and friends across the country can join and support the Weight Watchers team at Making Strides events nationwide, joining walks in their local communities under the Weight Watchers banner. To find and sign up for a local Weight Watchers walk, please visit MakingStridesWalk.org/weightwatchers.
    • Wear WW Proud: Weight Watchers has designed a special T-shirt, which Weight Watchers team members can wear during the walks. Beginning in mid-September, shirts will be available online for purchase at http://shop.weightwatchers.com/ with profits benefitting the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer.
    • On-The-Ground Activations: Weight Watchers will have an on-the-ground sponsorship presence in 11 local walk events with Weight Watchers photo booths for walk participants to capture and share the moment.
    • October Limited Edition Products: Beginning in mid-September and throughout the month of October, Weight Watchers will sell a limited edition water bottle and journal in its meeting rooms and in its online shop at http://shop.weightwatchers.com with profits benefitting the American Cancer Society’s efforts to help save lives from breast cancer.
    • Breast Cancer Survivor Talks: Weight Watchers will open its doors to members and non-members throughout October in 11 select markets nationwide, inviting all who are interested to participate in an open discussion to share their stories, encourage each other and learn together.

To join Weight Watchers through iGive.com and support your favorite cause use this link. To support the American Cancer Society through your online purchases with iGive join here.

 

August 12, 2016

iGive retailer eBags supports teachers and students

Leading travel goods and school backpack retailer eBags announced today that it has teamed up with the non-profit organization DonorsChoose.org to help support public teachers and their students in the back-to-school season. Every school backpack purchased will mean a $1 donation to DonorsChoose.org.

Peter Cobb, eBags co-Founder, commented, “Helping elementary kids create their own journeys throughout the world through virtual reality is perfectly aligned with our mission and values as a company. We genuinely believe that travel creates better world citizens, so we’re thrilled to be involved in helping these kids learn about the world beyond their doorsteps.”

To date, DonorsChoose has raised more than $400 million nationwide, impacting more than 19 million students in 70,000 schools. In addition to the donation, $1, eBags is launching a DonorsChoose.org landing page that encourages millions of their back-to-school shoppers to learn more about the non-profit’s programs.

eBags CEO Mike Edwards is passionate about what’s happening around the country with DonorsChoose.org. “As the go-to source for school backpacks and a leader in the travel space, this is a truly meaningful way for us to give back to communities and help ensure that our next generation receives an excellent education. We are committed to donating $1 for each school backpack purchase on eBags.com during this peak back to school season.”

About eBagsWith more than 17 years in travel and over 26 million bags sold, eBags is the leading online retailer of luggage, backpacks and accessories. The company is devoted to helping its customers find the perfect travel gear for any journey. Ranked a top luggage retailer in 2016 by Consumer Reports. eBags features 80,000 products from 800 brands, including TUMI, Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Patagonia, The North Face and more. For more information, visit eBags.com. eBags purchases made through iGive.com can support your favorite cause.

August 10, 2016
Nike Ad featuring Chris Mosier

Nike Celebrates Athlete Chris Mosier

Nike selected athlete, Chris Mosier as the face of “Unlimited Courage” because of his determination and spirit. Chris is the first transgendered athlete to earn a spot on a U.S. Men’s National Team.

Chris Mosier competes in the duathlon and triathlon. On August 8th a television ad featuring Mosier was aired during the U.S. Olympic Coverage on NBC.

In 2015, with a sprint duathlon time of 01:02:45.48 at the national championships — earning him a seventh place finish in the male 35-39 group — Mosier became the first openly trans athlete to earn a spot on a U.S. national team. Mosier’s feat in the 5K-run, 20K-bike, 2.5K-run race led him to challenge the international transgender competition policy, which resulted in the creation and adoption of new, more-inclusive guidelines for participation of transgender athletes.

In addition to being a world-class athlete, Mosier is the founder of Transathlete.com, a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans* inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.

Mosier declared in a Nike Press Release: “Being the first trans man on a U.S. men’s national team was a dream come true for me. I always wanted my name on a jersey. To represent our country at the highest level, in my sport, is just outstanding. It’s just such an amazing opportunity — and an amazing opportunity for other people to see themselves reflected in someone succeeding in sports as a trans man.”

To learn more about the Nike Unlimited Campaign visit: http://news.nike.com/news/unlimited-courage-chris-mosier

Nike is committed to creating positive social change around the world. They engage their employees to amplify impact and work with global partners to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the world today. They are also an iGive.com partner, where a percentage of purchases at Nike.com can mean a donation back to your favorite U.S. or Canadian cause.