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Oh How I Love The IPC, Let Me Count The Ways!

Posted: January 31st, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It won’t make you prettier. It won’t make you wealthier.
It WILL make you feel good, because you’ll be automatically helping
The Illinois Poison Center

It is believed that Americans spend nearly 2 billion dollars shopping online each year. One of the busiest shopping days is soon approaching: Valentine’s Day.  Why not give something that costs you nothing?! That’s right. Not a dime more out of your pocket, but you must shop through the iGive program.

iGive really is as simple as it sounds. iGive members can generate donations by shopping at any of 900+ stores.  There are no costs, obligations, nor any hidden fees. iGive is a free service that enables organizations like the IPC to gain dollars to support our cause while you simply shop and search online. If all of our friends made just one purchase a month using iGive, it is estimated IPC would be rewarded with $2,500 per month; that is $30,000 a year! That is enough to help us maintain staffing or do more outreach to educate others about poison prevention!

How do you begin?

  1. Go to
  2. You will need to register to create an account and identify the cause as the “IL Poison Center” (please!)
  3. You will be asked to download the iGive toolbar that gives you assistance as you shop and the search window so you can continue to “earn” the IPC dollars while you search online.
  4. The free iGive Button doesn’t change your shopping habits. This tiny addition to your browser automatically tells participating stores that you want your shopping activity to support the Illinois Poison Center.
  5. Now Shop!!!  Just for trying the iGive function, IPC earns $5. And after you                                 make your first purchase, we earn $5 more!
  6. You can now use a mobile version of iGive on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.  From your mobile device, please visit:

Top 8 Reasons to Join iGive

  1. It feels good to help.
  2. It feels even better when it’s free and simple.
  3. You save money with coupons and deals.
  4. Since 1997, iGives 350,000 members have helped over 30,000 causes and charities.
  5. It adds up quickly at over 900 stores. Vacations, shoes, computers, books, office supplies, clothes and more can be purchased. And when your friends start helping, the money really multiplies.
  6. The IPC gets a $5, even if you don’t shop. At least $5 will be earned for the IPC, regardless if you purchase online. All you need to do is keep the Button installed through 4/18/12.

So sign up and shop with all your heart; buying all your loved ones flowers, candy and cute little cuddlies all online, through  Save on your purchases, earn dollars for the IPC, and feel good that you are the best shopping machine on the earth.

For questions and/or treatment recommendations regarding exposure to potentially harmful substances, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-222-1222.  Happy Valentine’s Day.

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2 Comments on “Oh How I Love The IPC, Let Me Count The Ways!”

  1. 1 iGive said at 10:18 am on February 9th, 2012:

    Thanks for spreading the word about iGive and your cause. Best of luck with your fundraising efforts!

  2. 2 IPC said at 5:07 pm on February 13th, 2012:

    Thank you so much!!

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