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Winter 2013 - Volume: 19 Issue: 4   Print Article

Holiday Giving Made Easy
Take the TAPS Holiday Express

“It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa

TAPS continues to be grateful to partners like Riunite, Sevenly, and Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation for their generous cause-related marketing support in 2013. To learn more about ways to give and support TAPS, visit www.taps.org/support

  •   Holiday Train
    TAPS is fortunate to have generous supporters all over the country. Mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, neighbors, teachers, and friends give to honor America’s fallen heroes. They give with love, they give with tears, and they give to give back.

    All aboard

    During this season of giving, we wanted to share some ways that you can give to TAPS by shopping from the comfort of your home. So make yourself a cup of hot chocolate and check out the websites on the pages to follow. When you shop online using these portals, you will be giving back to support the mission of TAPS without incurring any extra expense. You will even save on your gas money and avoid the holiday crowds.

    First stop

    Logo - iGive

    First, plan to visit iGive. This wonderful online shopping tool allows you to select a charity to receive a portion of your online shopping purchases. iGive members generate donations by shopping at any of the 1,200 plus stores ranging from fashion and beauty to electronics, toys, and hotels. You’ll find many of your favorite online retailers like Amazon, the Apple Store, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Dell, Expedia, Harry & David, L.L.Bean, Petco, PetSmart, Pottery Barn, Toys R Us, and Travelocity, to name just a few. 

    Please consider using iGive for your online purchases, so that you support TAPS. There are no costs, obligations, or hidden fees. It's all automatic; you don't need to enter any codes or notify any stores. When iGive members shop by way of the special links, charities receive 100% of the donation amount which is advertised on the iGive website.

    Next stop

    Afghan Bracelet - Blue, Green, Purple, Clear
    Shop Items - Klinger Book and Travel Mug

    For your next stop of the season, visit our online store. The TAPS store offers items for everyone on your list. Choose from Afghan bracelets and our award-winning Klinger book to TAPS travel mugs, aprons, and tote bags. All purchases from the TAPS online store will come directly from our national headquarters, lovingly packed by TAPS volunteers.

    Afghan Bracelets: Women in Kabul create beauty in the midst of chaos by making jewelry from their native Lapis Lazuli stones. Lapis lazuli, literally “stone of heaven,” is a relatively rare semi-precious stone that is prized for its intense blue color. 

    Klinger book and Klinger stuffed animal, sold separately: The 8” plush Klinger stuffed horse is the image of the real Klinger who works in Arlington National Cemetery as a Caisson horse.

    TAPS Travel Mug: The 16 ounce Tervis tumbler is great for both hot and cold, fits in most cup holders, and is microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. Lid sold separately.


    TAPS Partner Items

    1800Flowers Pink
    Partners - Green Bean and Planet Jill

    At the TAPS online store, you can also click on the tab at the top, TAPS Partner Items, for additional special merchandise offers that benefit TAPS. Shoppers can visit links to TAPS partners who give a portion of their proceeds to TAPS.

    Flowers can brighten the season: In addition to flowers, gifts ordered from this site for Fannie May Candy, Cheryl’s Cookies, the Popcorn Factory, and gift baskets or fruit arrangements are eligible. Click on the Order Now button from our partner page to be redirected to 1800flowers.com. Use the promo code TAPS so that 15% of your purchase will be donated to TAPS.

    Jewelry from Planet Jill: Planet Jill specializes in custom jewelry of unique, original designs with photographic images permanently in place. Click on the Order Now button from our partner page to be redirected to Planet Jill. Use promotional code TAPS for a discount of 20% to you and a gift of 20% to TAPS.

    TAPS Special Blend Coffee: Green Beans Coffee developed this special premium blend for TAPS and will contribute a portion of your purchase to TAPS. Click on the Order Now button from our partner page to be redirected to Green Beans Coffee.


    But wait, there’s more!

    Washington Wizards Courage Caps

    Are you an eBay user? Log on to Ebay Giving Works and choose Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors as your charity of choice before making purchases.

    For the sports fans on your list or when you need an extra boost of courage, visit Washington Wizard Courage Caps and purchase a Courage Cap through the Courage Caps Campaign presented by Telos Corporation. This season the Wizards will sell Courage hats with 100% of the proceeds benefitting TAPS. Hats off to the Wizards! Or would it be hats on?







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