Fall 2007 Edition
Published December 6, 2007
© 2007 League of Women Voters of Alabama

Painless Support for LWVAL Ed Fund - Just Shop!

It’s time to do your holiday shopping. Why not get a little money for the LWVAL Education Fund while you shop? It costs you nothing! Shop online for your holiday gifts at your favorite stores through either of the two shopping portals described below. The stores contribute a small percentage of the cost of your items to the LWVAL Education Fund. How easy is that! Your items cost the same price regardless.

Here’s how to do it. Go online to
or to
Start your online shopping on either of these two sites, and the LWVAL Ed Fund will be designated as your preferred charity to receive a portion of the sales revenue. (By the way, you may see “Birmingham” noted as the location of the LWVAL Ed Fund. This is just the physical location of the state League’s current address. All proceeds go to the state LWVAL Ed Fund.)

There are hundreds of well-known stores in which to shop. Here are just a few examples:
  • - 36 stores donating 2%-12% of purchase. No registration necessary. Barnes & Noble, Dell, Lands’ End, Office Depot, PetSmart, KBToys, Sears, Tavelocity,, etc.
  • - 685 stores donating up to 26% of purchase (most in approx. 1%-4% range). Registration necessary, but LWVALEF gets $5 just for your registration! All stores above + Apple, Brookstone, Crabtree & Evelyn, Gap, Nordstrom,, Patagonia, Wolf Camera, etc., etc., etc. If you have a favorite store or service, chances are it’s an iGive participant. (But sorry, not Amazon.)

And hey, there's no finding a parking place, no trudging the mall with all your bags, and no waiting in line! Most importantly, it's secure.

So, please go to or to do your holiday shopping this year, and thanks so much for supporting the LWVAL Education Fund!  
 -- Jean Johnson
LWVAL Technical Director
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