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What is iGive? How can you use it to make FREE donations to Aura’s House Projects?

21 September 2011 No Comment
Here is a free and easy way to support Aura’s House… iGive. iGive.com is a network of members, charitable causes, online merchants and websites brought together to enable online shoppers to support their favorite charitable cause through
  1. online searches
  2. online shopping

So, when you search through iGive, we earn money for our projects at Aura’s House:


Additionally, Aura’s House can earn funds through your online shopping.

iGive.com is an opportunity to support Aura’s House while shopping from your favorite online merchants at no cost to you.

Any individual can register with iGive.com for free, identify the charitable cause they wish to support and every time a registered member shops at one of the over 919 participating stores, a portion of each purchase is donated to the member’s designated cause.

What is the catch you ask? There is no catch. The individual registering merely needs to provide a valid contact e-mail and a full name, no address or other personal information required. iGive.com does not share members information with other sources nor does it barrage its members with promotional e-mails. The prices charged by the online merchants to iGive.com shoppers are the same as those charged to other customers. The money donated to the charitable organization does not come from the online shoppers, it is paid by the online merchants to iGive.com. iGive.com aggregates all the money “earned” by each designated cause through purchases made by its supporters and at the end of the month issues a check to the cause.

This is a great way to support Aura’s House without effectively disbursing any money out of your pocket. Imagine this: for all the things that you were planning on purchasing anyway – books, tools, toys, apparel, plane tickets – a portion of your purchase is automatically donated by the vendor to Aura’s House. The percentages donated by each vendor varies, but every small amount counts. Pennies plus pennies become dollars and soon a child’s education is entirely sponsored… How wonderful is that?!

The list of participating merchants is huge and includes major vendors such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles, Home Depot, expedia.com, Overstock, Staples, Nordstrom, QVC, Gap, eBay, Best Buy, Delta Airlines, Sears, and many more.

So here is how you do it.

  1. Go to www.iGive.com
  2. Select your cause. Enter Aura’s House in the name search. Select Aura’s House as your cause or use this direct link: http://www.igive.com/welcome/index2.cfm?m=733590&p=19950
  3. Register.
  4. Shop or Search the web and “earn” money for Aura’s House.

For your purchases to “earn money” for Aura’s House, there is only one additional step required compared to how you shop online now. Go to www.iGive.com first and login as a member, then you can go to the “All Stores” selection on the menu to see the alphabetical listing of all stores and shop from there. Really a small step to help. Join free. iGive will donate at least $10. $5 for using iGive & $5 for your first purchase. The donations keep growing as you keep searching or shopping.

Please consider joining iGive.com now and help us raise funds for Aura’s House projects!


iGive is free for members to use; it does not take any money from them. The process of donations is automatic, if the purchase is made using the methods above. Members can also view how much they have accumulated in donations. Promotion tools are available to members who want to promote their cause. Members may also receive benefits such as: sale alerts, coupons, and free shipping.

iGive currently has over 300,000 members. All donations made by members are given to the charities. Over $5,000,000 has been donated over the course of iGives lifespan. iGive allows customers to donate to any cause within the United States or Canada and has over 50,000 charities.


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All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible.

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