Most of us will wish we had known about this free and easy service before we finished our holiday shopping.
While shopping online at any of 1,200 stores (think L.L. Bean, J.C. Penney, Amazon, Macy's, The Gap, Staples, Eddie Bauer, Pottery Barn, etc.) a percentage of your purchase goes to the charity of your choice - and that can be the Killingworth Library!
It's easy, safe and FREE.
An online charitable company called iGive has done all the work for you. They have recruited the stores, who in turn choose the percentage they will give (it ranges from .4% to 12.8% with most in the 1, 2, 3 or 4 percentage range) to the purchaser's chosen charity.
Here's how to sign up:
Type in "Killingworth" when it asks for the name of your cause and the Killingworth Library Association will pop up. You need to register on the site (it's free) with your name, email and password.
Then install the program as directed and you are done.
When you shop on your favorite store's online site, you will see a "iGive On Save More" icon at the bottom right of the store's website. Complete your purchase, and a percentage of your sale will go to the library. That's it!
You can track the amount of giving through your iGive site.
According to their website, iGive was founded in 1997 and has 300,000 members, 1,200 store members, 50,000 different charities and has raised a total of $6 million for those charities.