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 using iGive or Amazon Smile you can automatically have a portion of the proceeds donated to the IOCDF!
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. Make the International OCD Foundation your charity today, and support IOCDF programming just by shopping for your favorite items!
Step 1 - Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in using your existing Amazon account: The entire shopping experience is the same and a vast majority of the products available on amazon.com are also available at AmazonSmile. New to Amazon? Click on "Create an Account", follow the directions, and return to smile.amazon.com once complete.
Step 2 - Select the IOCDF as your benefiting charity. Once you’ve signed into your Amazon account, simply search “International OCD Foundation” in the search field under the heading entitled “Or pick your own charitable organization.” Once selected, you will receive an email confirmation of your excellent choice!
To sign up using the Amazon app, follow the instructions below:
- Open the Amazon app on your phone
- Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
- Select "International OCD Foundation, Inc." as your charity
- Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Step 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!
Step 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.
Step 5- Having trouble remembering to go to amazon.com when shopping? Google Chrome as a “Smile Always” extension that will automatically redirect you to smile.amazon.com if you accidentally visit amazon.com instead.
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.
Step 1 - Visit www.iGive.com
Step 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.
Step 3 - Shop through the iGive Website: 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.
Step 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!
The IOCDF applauds the AmazonSmile Foundation and iGive 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.