Coyuchi – Nature Comes Home on Earth Day

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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.

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Huggies Matches Rewards Point Diaper Donations

Through the end of the year, Huggies is matching all Rewards Point diaper donations made to help babies in need.  Additionally, Huggies announced that it’s giving hugs for the holidays to help babies in need this giving season and beyond. In early 2017, Huggies will become the first global diaper brand to offer a program that will enable diaper banks to purchase bulk quantities of high-quality Huggies diapers at competitive prices. Huggies diapers can be purchased through iGive at multiple retailers including:Target, Walmart, Walgreens and more.

This announcement is part of Huggies continued commitment to answering President Obama’s March 2016 call for helping the one in three families suffering from diaper need, the inability to provide fresh, clean diapers for their babies.

“These efforts support No Baby Unhugged, our promise to help babies get the hugs they need to thrive,” said Giusy Buonfantino, president of Kimberly-Clark Baby and Child Care North America. “We are inspired by parents’ hugs – nurturing baby with care, cradling baby in comfort and surrounding baby in protection. The holidays are the perfect time to think about others and give back, so we’re turning that inspiration into diaper donations and providing even more access to our high-quality Huggies diapers to benefit the National Diaper Bank Network.”

“Having access to a Huggies quality diaper through this program is the best value the network has had yet,” said Joanne Goldblum, chief executive officer of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). “In addition to the 20 million diapers that Huggies donates to NDBN each year, the new diaper purchasing program will provide NDBN-members access to a trusted source of diapers needed to fully serve struggling families in their local communities.”

Parents can help, too. Simply donate Huggies Rewards Points, and Huggies will match every point donated through Dec. 31. Check out the new Huggies Rewards app or visit Huggies.com to find out how to get started and donate today.

“We want all babies to have the opportunity to grow up healthy and happy,” Buonfantino said. “In 2017, we will continue to do our part as a leader in the effort to combat diaper need by driving donations and advocacy, and we look forward to launching our new program that will help more babies in need through the National Diaper Bank Network.”

Making a Difference in Diaper Need: A Look Back at 2016
Throughout the year, Huggies responded to President Obama’s call with incremental diaper donations and partnerships to expand upon its long-standing commitment and leadership in the fight against diaper need. To date, Huggies and its partners have donated more than 48 million diapers and wipes in 2016 alone through:

Kimberly-Clark first brought the issue of diaper need to the forefront in 2010, when a groundbreaking Huggies study revealed one in three U.S. moms suffer from the inability to provide fresh, clean diapers for their babies. These parents often have to choose between paying for food or diapers, which can lead to increased stress and strife. Huggies has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes since 2010 and helped build up a capability of 300+ diaper banks across the country as the founding sponsor of the National Diaper Bank Network.

Additional information about the new diaper purchasing program will be available for diaper banks in early 2017. In the meantime, stay tuned on Huggies Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

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iGive Retailers Support Boys & Girls Clubs

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This holiday season, retailers are rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s leading youth development non-profit that helps serve nearly 4 million kids and teens during the after-school and summer time.  Nineteen partners, 5 iGive Retailers, are donating and encouraging their customers to give back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America now through December 31, 2016. More than 4,200 Boys & Girls Clubs serve millions of kids and teens, enabling more youth to achieve a great future. There is an estimated 16 million Club alumni living today and in a recent study, more than half (54 percent) said their Boys & Girls Club saved their life.

Companies supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season include Gap/Gap Factory, T-Mobile, Party City, Planet Fitness and Toyota.  In addition, the following iGive partners have active promotions:

Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores
Nov. 1Dec. 24, 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Bon-Ton Stores are partnering this holiday season with a cause marketing campaign at all Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores. Now through Dec. 24, 2016, Bon-Ton invites its customers to support Boys & Girls Clubs by (1) purchasing Peppermint the Teddy Bear online or in-store and choose from a selection of jumbo size coloring books 5 titles available, 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to support local Clubs. (2) making an online donation, or (3) between Nov. 14Dec. 24 donating $3 and getting a coupon for $15 off their next purchase. Visit any store location or shop online at bonton.com.

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Nov. 1Dec. 31, 2016
Join the Merry Mission and give the gift of a great future to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Build-A-Bear Workshop invites you to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season by adding a donation to your purchase at checkout. For more information, visit www.buildabear.com/merrymission/purpose.

AT&T
Nov. 29Dec. 6, 2016
During the Giving Tuesday timeframe (11/29 – 12/6), AT&T is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America through AT&T Aspire, its signature philanthropic initiative, and AT&T THANKS, its customer appreciation program. When customers in the AT&T THANKS program redeem their Ticket Twosdays offer, AT&T will donate two movie tickets to Boys & Girls Clubs.

UGG®
Nov. 11Dec. 31, 2016
Join UGG® this holiday season in its seventh consecutive year of support to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Visit any of their North American Stores and donate directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the register.

GoDaddy
Jan. 1, 2016Jan. 31, 2017
This holiday season you can help by visiting GoDaddy.com.  Every round-up to Boys & Girls Clubs of America will help us ensure greater futures for youth in 2017! Additionally GoDaddy offices are collecting toys for Club kids and their families.

No matter the season, Boys & Girls Clubs of America encourages everyone to engage in community service and giving. Visit GreatFutures.org to learn more about how to give back throughout the holidays and the rest of the year.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.  There are 45 different Boys & Girls Clubs listed on iGive.com, if your club isn’t listed you may add it.

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Carter’s Giving Tuesday Pajama Donation

Carter's Giving Tuesday

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 STOMPs Out Bullying With $116,000 Donation

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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.

Purina Cat Chow Donates Five Million Meals

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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.

 

eBags Helps Support Teachers and Students

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.

Love and Relationships Make “Life is Good”

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What Makes Life Good for Kids Ages 3-12 (PRNewsFoto/Life is Good Company)

In the Spring of 2016 Life is Good® created it’s first t-shirt art contest for kids, asking them “what makes life good.” For each entry the Life is Good donated $1 to help kids in need. Over 7500 entries were received and the company has released the results:

  • 30% showed that love and relationships are the most important – whether it was family, friends or pets.
  • 24% believe that nature – the earth, the sky, trees and more are what make life good.
  • Creativity and inspiration came in at a tie at 14% inclusive of subjects like art and music.
  • Smaller categories like fun, learning and world peace make up the rest of the entries.
  • Less than 2% of kids said that technology – video games, TV, phones are what make life good.

“It’s not a total surprise that children value relationships more than anything else, but seeing such an overwhelming amount of them put this first is a great reminder of who we need to be as adults and role models,” said Steve Gross, Chief Playmaker for Life is Good. “As a clinical social worker for over 20 years, I have witnessed children struggle immensely when they lack healthy attachment relationships. When children are rooted in a foundation of love and care, they are far more capable of using social, emotional and cognitive skills that allow them to feel safe, focus on the good, and embrace all life has to offer.”

Also revealed today were three children’s drawings selected by the Life is Good team to be made into Life is Good’s first-ever Kids Art Collection. One hundred percent of the net profits of this collection will support the work of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, which partners with leading childcare organizations to positively impact the quality of care delivered to our nation’s most vulnerable children. The final three artists also received a $2,000 college scholarship.

The thousands of art submissions will live on as a traveling art exhibit at public outdoor spaces starting in Boston this fall. Additionally, the art will be turned into an interactive digital art display featured at some of the children’s hospitals that partner with the Life is Good Kids Foundation.

“It was incredibly inspiring to see life through children’s eyes,” said John Jacobs Chief Creative Optimist & Life is Good co-founder. “Life isn’t easy, but we have the choice to approach it with optimism and to help make it good with great relationships and love. We are excited to share the artwork and inspiration with others.”

To shop the winning designs and see all of the entries, please visit: Lifeisgood.com/DrawingInspiration

ABOUT THE LIFE IS GOOD COMPANY

The Life is Good Company is a $100 million lifestyle brand dedicated to spreading the power of optimism.  The company donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need.  To date, the company has donated over $11 million, principally through Life is Good products, events and community fundraising efforts. Life is Good® is a registered trademark of The Life is Good Company. Please visit LifeisGood for more details and to support your favorite cause with iGive through your online shopping.

ABOUT LIFE IS GOOD KIDS FOUNDATION

The Life is Good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) that partners with organizations serving the most vulnerable children to improve the quality of their care.  The Foundation’s Playmaker program connects with schools, hospitals, camps, and a variety of social service agencies to give childcare professionals the resources they need to make a positive, life-changing impact at a pivotal time in a child’s development.

GAP Gives Back to #endsAIDS With Special Collection

Ten years ago Bono and Bobby Shriver founded (RED) the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Gap was the founding apparel partner.  To mark the Anniversary, Gap is releasing a special collection.  Gap has contributed $10M and has encouraged customers to support the fight against these preventable and treatable diseases. 70 million people have been helped through (RED) efforts.

The iconic (Gap)RED logo design, featuring inspiring text such as SUPER POWE(RED), INC(RED)IBLE and FI(RED) UP, will be offered in tees, sweatshirts and tanks for men, women and kids and in onesies for baby ($24.95-$54.95). Outerwear and denim will also be offered for men and women, including a classic bomber and straight selvedge jeans for men and a denim jacket, jeans and sleeveless puffer vest for women ($79.95-$108). The collection will be available at select Gap stores around the world and on gap.com beginning July 26.

In addition, Gap is releasing a series of videos and encouraging customers to join the conversation with the hashtage #endAIDS

“It is an honor for Gap to celebrate (RED)’s 10th anniversary.  We’re proud of Gap’s role in helping (RED) launch 10 years ago,” said Jeff Kirwan, Global President, Gap. “(GAP)RED takes what we do best – creating great products that people love – and provides customers an opportunity to take part in positive change. We’re pleased that our (GAP)RED collections spark meaningful conversations that inspire people to join the movement to end AIDS.

Shoppers who purchase  the collection through iGive.com can donate to their favorite cause with every purchase in addition to supporting (RED).

About Gap
Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends.  Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand’s about 1,700 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women’s and Men’s apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections.  The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores.  Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About (RED)
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund.  (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, GAP, MCM, NetJets, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks, Telcel.

(RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Billecart-Salmon, Ergo Depot, Fresh, Fatboy USA, Fresh, Girl Skateboards, HEAD, Le Creuset, Live Nation Entertainment, Moleskine, Mophie, NetJets, Piaggio, Uber, and Wolfnoir.

To date, (RED) has generated $350 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 70 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

Tommee Tippee® Helps Newborn Animals With Recycled Baby Bottles

When the last child in the home no longer needs a baby bottle, many parents are left wondering what to do or how to recycle baby bottles for a better use. Also, many parents try a variety of bottles before they find the one that their child prefers. Tommee Tippee has created the Cutest Cause,  to get all of those bottles into the paws of adorable baby animals.

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TOMMEE TIPPEE(R) HELPS PARENTS DONATE UNWANTED BABY BOTTLES TO ORPHANED NEWBORN ANIMALS (PRNewsFoto/Tommee Tippee)

For a limited time, select  Tommee Tippee Ultra bottles purchased at Babies”R”Us will include a prepaid shipping label. Customers can put any unwanted competing bottle in their new Ultra box and ship directly to one of several partner zoo nurseries or sanctuaries.

Baby animals who have been abandoned or orphaned depend on bottles to get the food and nutrition they need in their first months of life. Just this spring, three cheetah cubs were orphaned after a rare C-section at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Tommee Tippee’s Cutest Cause will provide these cheetah babies, along with other nursing animals across the country, the bottles essential for feeding.

To learn more about the Cutest Cause and how you can participate, visit cutestcause.com.  If you haven’t purchased a Tommee Tippee Ultra Bottle you may mail your bottles to:

LION COUNTRY SAFARI:
Attn: Brian Dowling, Curator
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470 US

CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN
Attn: Cincinnati Zoo Nursery
3400 Vine St,
Cincinnati, OH 45220


Tommee Tippee® is the number one feeding brand in the UK* and one of the fastest growing baby bottle brands in North America. Babies”R”Us is a brand under the Toys“R”Us, Inc. umbrella. There are 864 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 755 international stores and more than 250 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection. In addition, the company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor.  Shoppers purchasing through the e-commerce sites can support their favorite cause by starting at iGive.com