MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On #GivingTuesday, and all year round, iGive.com believes that online shopping can be a force for supporting local communities. iGive.com is proud to stand with the #GivingTuesday movement to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.
"We started iGive.com based on the idea that every day shopping could be translated into doing good for the causes and charities that are important to our members and their communities," shares Robert Grosshandler, iGive.com Founder. "We love that #GivingTuesday is helping bring greater awareness to the great American tradition of giving."
As a holiday gift from iGive, every new member who joins by December 15 gets a bonus donation if they try the iGive Button, no purchase necessary. The iGive Button helps shoppers receive credit when they visit the more than 1500 participating stores, including: Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us, 1-800 Flowers, Lands' End, Groupon and PetSmart.
Since 1997, iGive.com has been enabling shoppers to support their favorite charities through their everyday online shopping. iGive shoppers have raised nearly $8 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 www.iGive.com.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
Editorial Note: Robert Grosshandler is available for interviews for inclusion in larger discussions about #GivingTuesday or holiday shopping.
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