Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become National Days of Shopping. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to focus on giving back – with iGive your favorite organization and some groups, like American Humane, are looking to make giving even more powerful.
American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the first to serve since 1877 in the protection of animals, is participating in this global day of giving back and is encouraging animal lovers to double their impact through a two-for-one matching grant up to $200,000, thanks to a generous gift from internationally renowned philanthropist Lois Pope, a longtime supporter of American Humane.
The organization’s goal is to raise $15,000 in just 24 hours. Contributions made on #GivingTuesday will support their work providing lifesaving help for animals during natural disasters, preventing animal cruelty, finding ways to help more of the 6-8 million animals relinquished to shelters each year, saving lives at both ends of the leash by training shelter dogs to be service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress, and so much more.
If you select American Humane when you shop online through iGive your online purchases will help support their efforts- if you have another cause, large or small that you wish to support search and see if they are part of the iGive database. If they are not, simply add them. All causes large and small are welcome. Visit iGive.com for more details.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, Carter’s is amplifying it’s partnership with Pajama Program. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Carter’s will participate with a one day, “One for One” campaign. For every pajama purchased on GivingTuesday (both in-store and online), Carter’s will donate a pajama to children in need up to 100,000. If you shop through iGive.com, your cause will also earn a donation.
One in 5 American children live in poverty – a higher rate than any other developed country except for Romania 1,168,354 homeless students in the 2011-12 school year, 24% increase since 2009 (U.S. Department of Education)
In 2015, 700K people participated in Giving Tuesday, donating over $116M. Carter’s shoppers can also support he Pajama Program with a monetary donation, Cash donations will help purchase and deliver more new pajamas and books, facilitate more reading activities and support the national volunteer network.
Carter’s is the leading brand of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories in America, selling more than 10 products for every child born in the U.S. Designs are based on a heritage of quality and innovation that has earned the trust of generations of families. At Carter’s they are committed to ensuring that the manufacture of all products is performed in compliance with the highest legal and ethical standards of social responsibility.
By distributing new pajamas and new books to children in need, the Pajama Program is able to help provide children with a comforting, nurturing bedtime and literacy support. Their reading center helps to bridge the 30,000,000 word gap and gives these children the opportunity to read one on one with an adult, something they may not otherwise experience. Through its partnership with Carter’s, Pajama Program is able to provide hundreds of thousands of warm and comforting pajamas to under-served, abused and neglected children to help create a secure and nurturing bedtime. As the lead partner of the One Million Good Nights campaign, Carter’s was committed to helping us reach the goal of providing One Million Good Nights for children who need them most. Carter’s has been partnering with Pajama Program and providing loving support since 2009.
Bon-Ton Stores succeeded in raising over $116,000 to prevent bullying and
cyberbullying through the sale of the 2016 limited edition Kind = Awesome “Blue Shirts” and a $3 coupon donation. Since the program began in 2012, with the
help of its customers, Bon-Ton has donated over $540,000 towards bullying prevention and helped raise awareness to millions of people.
Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™ was observed on Monday, October 3rd. The day marks a time for children, teens, families, schools and communities to join together to drive awareness about bullying prevention programs around the world. The “Blue Shirt” was sold exclusively in Bon-Ton. The Blue Shirt has become a symbol for
promoting friendship, compassion and kindness. 100% of the net profits from the t-shirt sales are donated to STOMP Out Bullying™.
About STOMP Out Bullying™
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens and is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring
violence in schools. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educates kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide; raises awareness; supports peer mentoring programs in schools; provides public service announcements by noted celebrities, and engages in social media campaigns. To learn more, visit us at www.stompoutbullying.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.
For store locations and information visit bonton.com. Shoppers who purchase items through iGive.com will earn donations for their cause with their purchases. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle or with iGive at #iShopiGive.
Microsoft continues it’s mission of empowerment by working to apply the power of technology to safeguard human rights and protect the planet. They recently issued their 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
During fiscal year 2016, Microsoft made progress on a number of fronts:
- Expanding Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability by establishing new energy goals, including having data centers rely on a larger percentage of wind, solar and hydro power electricity over time.
- Prioritizing inclusive design and accessibility in the development of products and services to empower everyone, while deepening the inclusive culture at Microsoft.
- Enhancing companywide privacy principles and the Microsoft Privacy Statement to protect customers’ personal data and their right to privacy.
- Holding suppliers accountable to human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethics practices prescribed in Microsoft’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
- Expanding economic opportunity to every corner of the planet through Microsoft Philanthropies’ three-year commitment to donate $1 billion in public cloud computing for nonprofits around the world.
- Contributing to public policy discussions with a new book, “A Cloud for Global Good,” which lays out a roadmap of 78 specific policy recommendations to help ensure cloud computing is trusted, responsible and inclusive.
As part of Microsoft’s commitment to transparency, this report builds on the company’s prior annual citizenship reporting, but is now designed to be a living reporting website where Microsoft can offer both the year-over-year data we traditionally provide as well as ongoing updates throughout the year on important developments on our efforts.
Microsoft takes seriously the responsibilities to help the world achieve more and is committed to meeting that responsibility to address economic, social and environmental issues. Microsoft also recognizes the importance of partnerships and value the opportunity to work with nonprofits, advocates, governments, academics, customers and employees to advance progress. Together, Microsoft believes we can strengthen communities and ensure greater outcomes for all.
Microsoft will continue to dedicate themselves to the challenges humankind faces, the role technology can play and the unique contributions Microsoft can make in cooperation with others around the world. Microsoft purchases made through iGive.com will also give back to your favorite cause.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) was recognized by The United Nations Foundation’s 2016 Global Leadership Awards for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through its support for wellbeing around the world. The award recognizes, in part, the accomplishments of Walgreens highly successful Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® initiative, which provides life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Co-Chief Operating Officer Ornella Barra accepted the Global Leadership Award on behalf of the company.
One in five children worldwide lacks access to life-saving immunizations, and a child in a developing country dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. Get a Shot. Give a Shot. donates a polio or measles vaccine to a child in need for every immunization administered at a Walgreens, Duane Reade or Healthcare Clinic location in the United States. The program has helped to provide more than 15 million vaccinations to countries such as Tanzania, East Timor and Chad since 2013.
Get a Shot. Give a Shot. is one of a range of programs that Walgreens Boots Alliance champions to improve health and wellbeing around the world. This month, through a partnership with Vitamin Angels, Walgreens reached its goal set two years ago of helping to provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals to help combat malnutrition.
Through a partnership with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, the company has funded a pan-European biobank for colorectal cancer to find new ways to treat this deadly disease. In addition, as the exclusive retailer of Red Nose Day in the United States, Walgreens has helped raise more than $31 million to benefit children’s health through Comic Relief USA. A partnership between Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support helps provide access to the best cancer information for patients and caregivers across the UK.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe and, together with its equity method investments*, employs more than 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries. Walgreens Boots Alliance is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,100* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. Individuals who shop through iGive.com will also earn donations for their favorite cause with every purchase.
* As at 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment for business acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment for business acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method investments
About United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.