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‘Tis the season for shopping…and giving (to the IPC) while you shop!

Posted: December 1st, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

…At No Cost To You!

Who says Cyber Monday is the only time you can shop online to find great deals?! Did you know that by making every day and holiday purchases online via, a percentage of your total will be donated to the IPC? Yes indeed.

This means that every purchase you make on iGive will go to maintaining the Illinois Poison Center’s telemedicine services and public education programs. 

The Illinois Poison Center is thankful for the ongoing support of those who continue to support our mission with their generous giving. Over 35% of our funding comes from private donations, grants, and gifts that enable the IPC to remain available to all residents and healthcare workers in Illinois and to continue to provide poison prevention education to all Illinois residents.

Check out just a little bit of what we do:

  • The Illinois Poison Center is a non-profit health service that provides comprehensive and trusted information and treatment advice on potentially harmful substances via a free, confidential 24-hour hotline (1-800-222-1222) specially trained staffed by medical experts.
  • The IPC serves as the state’s leading source of medical consultation and advanced toxicology training for healthcare professionals.
  •  It also offers poison prevention education to the general public via community outreach and a FREE online training program.
  • The IPC’s services save lives, improve patient care and save the people of Illinois $50 million annually due to fewer 911 calls, doctor and ER visits, and reduced time spent in hospitals.

It’s like music to our ears – Some great news for all non-profits is that, one out of every two Americans is more likely to give a charitable gift as a holiday present. Wouldn’t it be great if we could do something nice for our favorite non-profit charity AND still give that special loved one the gift they truly want? Well, as Chief Wizard of Fundraising for the IPC, I think I have an approved solution.

The Illinois Poison Center’s partnership program with enables online shoppers to make a gift selection from over 1000 stores you probably already shop at and the merchant from where you purchased your gift will make a donation to the IPC. is quick, simple and totally free.

So where do you begin??  Start HERE.

What a simple way to give and it costs you nothing. After all, what is better than shopping with your feet up, drinking  a warm cup of cheer and knowing you doubled the value of your shopping dollar and helped the IPC into the New Year?

Each time you shop, no matter the season, you will be supporting the IPC so our poison experts will be available should you need them by simply calling 1-800-222-1222.

Happy Shopping!

Written by: Gail M.

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