Archive for November, 2015

Support Wool-Aid on #GivingTuesday

Wool-Aid, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in giving back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Since 2010, Wool-Aid has been helping children with limited access to resources who live in extremely cold places — Mongolia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, India, Nepal,┬ánorthern Canada, and remote areas of Alaska. We provide them with lovingly handknit and crocheted hats, socks, sweaters, vests, mittens, and blankets to keep them warm. All of our recipients live in locations that are not easily accessible, and therefore shipping is costly. Your generous donations make it possible to send warm, woolen clothing and blankets to the children we serve.

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We invite you to celebrate generosity on Tuesday, December 1, and contribute to Wool-Aid. Your contribution will help provide children living in desperately cold environments with warm, woolen clothing and blankets to keep them warm.

Wool-Aid, Inc. is registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Illinois and is recognized as a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code (EIN: 46-5580013). All gifts to Wool-Aid are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Wool-Aid Helps Children in Kazakhstan

Wool-Aid is again supporting children in orphanages in Akkol and Urupinka, Kazakhstan, where temperatures reach -40 degrees in midwinter. We are partnering with the Motherless Child Foundation to help provide warm, woolen socks and mittens to the children there.

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Wool-Aid focuses on the older children, sending larger sizes of socks and mittens to help keep them warm in these extremely cold temperatures.

Wool-Aid Amazon Smile Report

Wool-Aid, Inc., as a 501(c)(3) organization, is registered with the Amazon Smile program.

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In our first quarter (plus a few days) of participation, Wool-Aid supporters who have shopped through Wool-Aid’s Amazon Smile portal have helped to contribute more than $50 toward Wool-Aid’s shipping expenses. That means that more than $10,000 in Amazon purchases have been linked to Wool-Aid in just our first 100 or so days in the program–and at no extra cost to you!

If you shop at Amazon, please link your Amazon account to Wool-Aid as the Amazon Smile program that you support, and shop through the URL smile.Amazon.com. Wool-Aid will then receive .5% of the amount of your eligible purchases as a contribution. And, as you can see, it adds up!

Some of the busiest shopping days of the year are coming up, so please make sure to support Wool-Aid as you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!