Over 1500 Stores Partner with iGive in Helping Shoppers to Give Back

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Major milestone for service that turns online shopping into charitable giving: iGive.com surpasses 1500 stores that offer rebates that are donated to customers' charities and causes.

"Surpassing the 1500 store threshold is proof that shopping and giving can go hand-in-hand"

Doing good is good business. More than 1500 stores agree, helping iGive.com reach a major milestone in providing opportunities for shoppers to give back to their favorite causes simply by shopping online.

“We are not only excited about the number of stores, but the quality. A majority of top online retailers have agreed to partner with iGive to help their customers give back,” explains iGive.com founder Robert Grosshandler. “iGive has been helping shoppers and retailers connect since 1997, and surpassing the 1500 store threshold is proof that shopping and giving can go hand-in-hand.”

Target, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Staples, Lands’ End, Groupon and PetSmart are among the retailers who are a part of the iGive network. New stores are being added to the network weekly.

The premise behind iGive is simple. Shoppers sign-up with iGive to help their favorite cause. When they shop, a percentage of their purchases is donated to that cause. No cost to the shopper. No cost to the charity.

“We know customers are concerned about privacy and security,” shares Grosshandler. “For that reason we only ask for the shopper’s email and cause. We do not collect specific information about what they are purchasing, only the store name and the total spent so that we can calculate the donation. Users can even track, directly on the site, their individual donations to their causes and the total amount raised.”

iGive.com currently has over 35,000 causes listed and adding a new cause is as simple as providing basic contact information for the organization.
Since 1997 iGive.com has been enabling shoppers to support their favorite charities through their everyday online shopping. iGive shoppers have raised over $7 million for more than 35,000 causes by shopping at their favorite online stores at no additional cost to them or their charities. iGive shoppers have supported a wide-range of causes ranging from animal shelters to schools, medical research foundations to children’s advocacy groups. To see how your favorite cause can benefit from iGive visit http://www.iGive.com.


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