Did you know that you can support the International OCD Foundation, at no additional cost to you, just by doing your shopping online?
If you shop online using iGive or Amazon Smile, you can automatically have a portion of the proceeds from your shopping donated to the IOCDF. All you have to do is create an account and select the IOCDF as your charity of choice!
iGive is a site that gives donations for online shopping at a multitude of places. (More than 1,700 shops are registered). iGive doesn’t make online shopping complicated at all — it will only help you understand which products qualify for donations to the IOCDF.
1. Visit www.iGive.com
2. Sign in and Choose IOCDF
To start using iGive you will have to create an account or sign in using Facebook.
Once you have created an account or signed in using Facebook you will then have the opportunity to Search by Name. Just type in International OCD Foundation and click on the name to select IOCDF as your charity of choice.
Through the iGive website, you will be able to see all the stores that are associated with iGive and the deals that are going on. When you are signed in you will be able to see how much money you have raised for the IOCDF and the top stores you visit.
4. Don’t want to log into iGive every time you do online shopping
An “iGive Button” extension has been created for Google Chrome that allows you to shop without going to iGive.com. The extension has the capability to tell stores that you want to support the IOCDF.
Click here to add the extension.
Next, visit any iGive store, such as QVC. You will see the “iGive On” Button in the lower right corner to indicate that the store participates in iGive. Then continue to shop as you normally would!
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices and vast selection as Amazon.com, with the added bonus of Amazon donating 0.5% of eligible purchases to a charity of your choice. So, make the
International OCD Foundation your charity today, and support IOCDF programming just by shopping for your favorite items.
How do I start using AmazonSmile and supporting the IOCDF?
- Visit smile.amazon.com
The entire shopping experience is the same and most products are available on amazon.com are available at AmazonSmile
2. Sign in and choose the IOCDF
To begin, simply go to smile.amazon.com and Sign In using your Amazon.com account credentials. New to Amazon? Click on “Create an Account”, follow the directions, and return to smile.amazon.com once complete.
Once you’ve signed into your Amazon Account, simply search “IOCDF” in the search field under the heading “Or pick your own charitable organization.”
Onc selected, you will receive an email confirmation of your excellent choice!
3. Begin Shopping!
Once you’ve selected your charity, everything else on smile.amazon.com functions the same! Whether you’re shopping for your favorite products or a perfect gift for a loved one, most products you’re a seeking are eligible on Amazon Smile. If they are not, you’ll be promptly notified. The checkout process is the same as well. No extra cost for shopping on AmazonSmile (compared Amazon.com) is passed onto you — the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchase directly to the IOCDF!
4. Share with your friends
After you’ve successfully completed a purchase on AmazonSmile, you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. This option appears on the confirmation page after your order is complete. Let them know how easy it is to support the IOCDF by simply shopping for your favorite things online!
5. Having trouble remembering to go to amazon.com when shopping?
A “Smile Always” extension has been created for Google Chrome web browsers that will automatically redirect you to smile.amazon.com if you accidentally visit amazon.com instead.
Click here or Google search “Smile Always extension” to add the extension and ensure you’re always supporting the IOCDF.
With the extension, you’ll never miss the chance to support the International OCD Foundation while shopping for products on Amazon!
The IOCDF applauds iGive and the AmazonSmile Foundation for their efforts to support charities across the country. We hope you will take the opportunity to support the IOCDF with your eligible purchases online.