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What Can One Person Do to Fight Poverty? iGive!

What is Blog Action Day?
Today thousands of bloggers will unite to discuss a single issue – poverty. We aim to raise awareness, initiate action and to shake the web! To learn more about this international phenomenon, click here.


So What Can One Person Do?
Let’s start with something simple. Invest in “Ethical” funds that balance social responsibility with financial return – showing businesses that social responsibility is profitable.


Support Social Reponsibility & Your Charity of Choice 
Many businesses are in a position to make positive changes, and your support of those businesses encourage them to continue to make positive changes for the environment and your community. Just one example of this type of consumer advocacy you can participate is iGive.com.


How Can You Support St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Using iGive?

iGive is the first online charity shopping mall. iGive.com enables individuals to shop online at over 600 reputable stores and simultaneously support any cause they wish, such as St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.  Up to 26 percent or more of every purchase is donated to the selected cause at no extra cost to shoppers or causes. 

        “We have found iGive.com to be an excellent and nearly effortless way to raise needed funds. Many of our supporters are already shopping online. Now with their shopping through the Mall at iGive.com, everything they buy – from CDs, books, toothpaste to computers – helps St. Mary’s Food Bank,” says Terry Shannon, President and CEO of SMFBA.  “We’re excited about how technology allows iGive.com to enable our supporters to raise funds to help fight poverty in Arizona–often buying items for the holidays or gifts they never thought could make a difference for their charity of choice.”  

          Retailers include 1-800-Flowers, Amazon.com, Avon, Babies “R” Us,  Barnes and Noble, Borders, Blockbuster Online, Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Delta Airlines, eBay, Eddie Bauer, FTD.com, Gap.com, Hallmark.com, iPod Store, JCPenney, KB Toys, Kohls, Macy’s, Nike.com, Office Depot, PETCO, PETsMART, Sears.com, Sephora, Shop.com, Spiegel, Sur La Table, The North Face, Toys R Us, Urban Outfitters, Vitamin World, Williams-Sonoma…and more.


       What Can One Person Do Today?

         Make a Click that Counts.

         To join and participate, donating a portion of your shopping to St. Mary’s Food Bank, sign up now with iGive with this specific link: http://www.iGive.com/SMFBA.


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24,000 more

are living in poverty in Arizona since 2006.  Get more facts here.  Arizona’s poverty rate is above the national average of 12.5 percent, and the number is expected to keep growing.

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Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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A clear answer for poverty may not and may never exist. The poor may always be us and be among us. But that’s no excuse for apathy.

Check out Blog Action Day.  Click here.

Register. Put it on your calendar. Then write about it.

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