iFoster and WebGiv Announce Lifestyle Giving Program

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Percentage of online spending will be donated to help foster youth

iFoster (http://www.ifoster.org) announced today an innovative lifestyle giving initiative with WebGiv to raise funds for foster children across America. Shoppers continue to shop online as normal, and the retailers they select support children and youth growing up in foster care.

Once a shopper installs WebGiv’s iFoster donation extension on their browser, WebGiv partner retailers will direct a portion from each purchase made to iFoster to support foster children and youth nationwide through scholarships and supportive programs. Shoppers are never asked for personal data or additional funds when shopping at any of the 25,000 online retailers that form the WebGiv network.

“WebGiv gives shoppers the power to have major online retailers support our most vulnerable children,” said Serita Cox, iFoster’s CEO. “Just by shopping online, shoppers can now change the lives of children and youth in foster care. WebGiv changes an everyday routine into an act of giving.”

“We are thrilled to be able to offer a way for anyone who shops online to support children and youth in foster care,” said Robert Sowah, WebGiv’s founder. “WebGiv is a simple browser extension that will not change your search, capture any personal data, or add any cost to your shopping experience.”

The iFoster extension is available for anyone to install by visiting http://www.webgiv.com/ifoster

About iFoster

Children in foster and kinship care need the same resources and opportunities for success as young people being raised by biological parents. Tragically, children in foster care receive on average less than 50% of what the USDA says is the average cost of raising a child.

iFoster is a national non-profit that bridges the gap between youth in the child welfare system and the external corporations, foundations and government agencies who have the resources to help them succeed. iFoster has built the largest and most inclusive online community of young people and organizations in foster care with currently over 42,500 members in all 50 states. On behalf of the community, iFoster negotiates and collaborates with hundreds of partners who can provide the basic resources, supports and opportunities that foster youth need to become successful adults.

About WebGiv

WebGivTM is a simple yet powerful set of online tools that allow charities and nonprofit organizations to harness the spending power of their supporters. Raise money for charity by shopping online, it’s that simple!

WebGiv has partnered with over 25,000 retailers. Install the extension through three simple clicks, look for the charity icon next to your search results, make a purchase and a donation will be made on your behalf (at no additional cost). WebGiv also promises you will never be tracked nor will it ever collect your personal data. Visit http://www.webgiv.com

WebGiv: donating that doesn’t cost anyone anything.
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