Millions of shoppers will brave the crowds this Friday (and, for some Thanksgiving night!) for the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is followed by the relatively new tradition of Cyber Monday where many online retailers offer big sales and discounts on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Did you know that in 2013, people spent nearly $2 billion on on Cyber Monday ?!
If you plan on shopping online this holiday season, there is an easy way to help the IOCDF with every purchase you make. By shopping online through iGive.com, and selecting the International OCD Foundation as your preferred charity, a portion of every purchase is automatically donated to us, at no cost to you! This is an easy way to help support our programming for people affected by OCD and related disorders.
iGive features over 1,500 of your favorite online retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Nordstrom, and more!. There are no costs, obligations, or hidden fees — and you can actually save money with thousands of iGive.com coupons and promo codes to use at checkout! Just about anything you buy counts. iGive takes care of the details, including sending the money you’ve helped raise to the IOCDF. Donations range from 0.5% of your purchase to over 20%(!), varying by store.
How to Participate
- Step One: Join for Free at www.iGive.com. You can create an iGive account in just seconds.
- Step Two: Select the International OCD Foundation as your preferred charity.
- Step Three: Start shopping!
- Step Four: Tell your friends to sign up for iGive as well! Share this flier to help us spread the word!
Your iGive account is totally free and private. iGive will never sell your e-mail address or personal information to anyone. Make sure to bookmark the iGive website or install their handy browser button to make sure you never miss out on a donation opportunity for the IOCDF at iGive.com. Smart shoppers can look for the weekly iGive newsletter for coupons; free shipping deals, and sale alerts at stores that help the IOCDF.
When you shop using iGive, up to 20% (!!!) of each and every purchase benefits the IOCDF and donation rates vary by store. Donation rates are clearly listed within the iGive Mall. When you shop using iGive, every penny of the advertised donation goes directly to the IOCDF. No administrative costs, fees, or mark-ups. iGive’s promise is that you will never pay more using their service!
iGive and online shopping is a winning combination for both you and the IOCDF.
Since its inception, iGive has donated more than $6 million dollars to hundreds of thousands of charities. Many retailers offer incredible discounts, coupons and sales on Cyber Monday. So, if you plan to take advantage of these, remember to register for iGive to help support IOCDF programs that help people living with OCD and related disorders!
PS: iGive isn’t just for holiday shopping — you can shop and support the IOCDF all year long!