4, 3, 2, 1: iGive Rockets Away

Two years ago, in July, iGive was, like Apollo 11, waiting on the launchpad. And like that spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon, iGive has rocketed high, raising in excess of £25,000 ($30,000 US) for a universe of causes this year alone.

4,3,2,1: iGive Rockets Away

22 Jul 2019

Two years ago, in July, iGive was, like Apollo 11, waiting on the launchpad. And like that spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon, iGive has rocketed high, raising in excess of £25,000 ($30,000 US) for a universe of causes this year alone.

iGive, of course, is the INTO Giving donation scheme for all philanthropically-minded INTO employees who wish to raise money for humanitarian and community causes close to their own hearts. And, of course, whatever you, the INTO employee, raise (up to £/$5,000), INTO Giving tops up by an extra 20% for your chosen non-profit.

‘The range of non-profits – moreover, the range of people – helped is what strikes you the most,’ says Chris Walker, INTO Giving’s Director. ‘Local schools, cancer support, refugee support, homeless projects and hospices, medical research, hurricane relief, support for children with medical disorders. The list goes on.

‘You see people fundraising through organizing sports tournaments, cycling, skiing, running 10Ks, putting on barbecues and food festivals, or simply organizing collections.

‘The other thing you notice is a different kind of range, this time the amounts fundraised by employees, everything from £40 (about $50 in the US), to four or five thousand, with lots of fundraisers falling somewhere in between, in the mid to low hundreds.

‘All of it counts. All of it’s good. And all of it gets that 20% top-up. It’s a perk for INTO employees.’

Hand in hand with iGive is INTO Volunteering. This program offers INTO employees two paid volunteering days every financial year (August- July).  Since the volunteering program was launched in 2017 alongside iGive, more than 125 individual INTO employees have volunteered at causes close to their own hearts, collectively giving more than 1,200 hours.

 Beneficiary organizations include: homeless charities, services for the elderly, refugee support, environmental charities, cancer support, food banks and local schools.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about iGive. And for those of you who want to make use of your volunteering days, click here.

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