An Easy Way To IGive Back To The Animals

Posted by Tony Eliseuson, ALDF Volunteer Attorney Member on January 30, 2009

I was recently shopping for a birthday present for a friend, and stumbled upon the website igive.com. This website allows anyone to make purchases from a wide assortment of stores, and online retailers. Some of the featured stores include Best Buy, Gap, Nordstrom, Expedia.com, Doctors Foster and Smith (which is one of my favorite stores for my dogs), and many other major brands.  

The best part of igive.com is that a percentage of any purchase you make through igive.com will go to the charity or nonprofit organization of your choice, including ALDF! This percentage donation is at no cost to the purchaser, but comes from the retailer’s side of the transaction.

The amount of the donation varies from store to store, but many are very significant as can be seen from this list. While major stores tend to provide lower percentages (for example Best Buy provides 1.2%; Gap 1.6%), other stores provide significant percentage donations (Doctors Foster and Smith is 3.6% and 1-800-Pet Meds is 4.8%). Many stores on the list offer percentage donations in the double digits (such as websites that provide magazine subscriptions, or printer ink).

So if you are looking to make an online purchase, please consider shopping through igive.com or other ALDF affiliates, so that a percentage of your purchases will help support ALDF!