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After an Autumn hiatus, we are happy to announce the return of our blog!  The new intern team is gearing up to keep you as up to date as possible with details on our featured deals, community events, and the nonprofits that your purchases are supporting.

We’ve had some record-breaking success with our recent deal at Crazee Burger in North Park, and at Indie Yoga in Ocean Beach, where y’all can go to work off our delicious discounts.

2/29: Look forward to an amazing upcoming deal for a Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventure with Hornblower Cruises. Here’s a sneak peek!

Remember to Refer a Friend and you get $5 credited to your account!   See a deal you know would be great for someone you know?  You can send it to them even if they’re not yet on our mailing list.  Just click on “My Deals” and then the “Refer a Friend” button to send a personalized message containing the link to the deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of your purchases help to fund some fantastic organizations around San Diego.  Check out one of the non-profit groups that was sponsored since our last post.  Our most recent deals raised awareness and support for SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates enhanced opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in their community. Teams may be made up of athletes with developmental disabilities, families, friends, and others who want to play on inclusive teams.Visit http://www.s4ea.org/index.htm for more info!

We’re excited to announce the next March edition of the blog, which will feature ways YOU can volunteer your time with our partnering nonprofits.  So stay tuned for more news on exciting upcoming events, deals (don’t forget to check back on 2/29 for the Hornblower Cruise!), and volunteer opportunities so you can keep making a difference in San Diego. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!

We are excited about our next non-profit to be featured for the week of September 26 – October 2. A percentage of all deals purchased during the coming week will be donated to Rebuild Global! This non-profit organization is dedicated to delivering socially responsible and sustainable architecture and design solutions to places where they are needed the most.

Rebuild Global provides students and professionals with opportunities to work locally or to travel abroad to work on basic human needs projects that improve the quality of life in the communities they are built in. Expertise is provided to help address problems with hunger, poverty, infant mortality, infectious disease and poor education quality. Whether it be hospital rooms, classrooms or homes, simple units can be made into inspiring and healing  structures. For more info on the organization and how to get involved, visit rebuildglobal.org!

With some great deals coming up we are hoping to provide some great monetary support to this commendable cause. Look out for big savings on The San Diego Children’s Museum memberships and a stay-cation in Ocean Beach in the near future!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Dealin’ 4 Causes!

It has been a very busy month thanks to a few fantastic deals from local businesses! People have gotten to discover or revisit a couple great places to grab a bite and a drink in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. A big thank you goes out to Bareback Grill and Sessions Public!

We have featured three different non-profits since our last post, all of which deserve recognition for supporting a great cause and being proactive in our community.

SuperFood Drive is a non-profit organization committed to transforming food drives in healthy food drives in order to deliver essential nutrition to those who might not otherwise receive it. SuperFood Drive envisions every person having access to nutritious food and a healthy lifestyle. Founded in January 2009 in San Diego, it has since spread to other cities and states through diligent work from their volunteer work staff. Check out superfooddrive.com and get involved!

Jeans 4 Justice is a well known non-profit organization in San Diego “dedicated to ending sexual violence through creative awareness campaigns and cutting-edge education programs”. Their vision is to educate and empower communities to change social stigmas about sexual assault, and provide access to proactive healing and prevention efforts. To learn more about investing, volunteering or simply about J4J’s cause, visit http://jeans4justice.org/.

Our most recent featured non-profit was San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. They are concerned with educating, cultivating and empowering sustainable food communities in San Diego County. The food project aims to promote small, local family farms, protect and preserve farmlands in San Diego, help those who want to grow their own food etc. This is an important  cause that needs attention to sustain our environment and the way we want to continue eating. Check out what they’re working on at sandiegoroots.org!!

10-20% of all sales have been donated to these great charities over the last few weeks. Thanks for the continued community support, keep enjoying your deals!

Don’t forget to check out our current deal in it’s last day of availability – 80% off a 1-hour photo shoot from Stephanie Olvera Photography!!

Difference Makers, who placed a close third in our first Vote for a Better SD contest is our current featured non-profit! Help ideal4acause support them and the fight against bullying by buying featured deals from August 15th to the 29st.

Difference Makers main goal is “To shift the paradigm from punishing people for what they do wrong to acknowledging people for what they do right in order to:

  • Eradicate bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Avert adolescent suicide
  • Ignite passion, purpose and prosperity
  • Inspire appreciation, respect and love
  • Make dreams come true”

They implement different types of leadership training programs, seminars, and workshops to inspire individuals to respect others and find positives in all people of society. They offer these programs to a variety of organizations, such as businesses, schools, and different community organizations. Difference Makers is currently working on large anti-bullying programs in the Chula Vista School District and City Heights Schools of San Diego.

For more information on how to get involved with Difference Makers check out: http://www.differencemakersinternational.org/index.php or call 760-753-0963

Don’t forget to follow their blog at: www.youareadifferencemaker.com

Also, our new contest has started. Head to ideal4acause.com to vote for your favorite local non-profit to be featured on the site. The contests ends on August 26th so hurry up and vote! The top three non-profits will be highlighted on ideal4acuase. Its up to you so vote, vote, vote!

San Diego is filled with animal lovers and leading the pack is the Helen Woodward Animal Center, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to saving the lives of animals and promoting animal welfare for 30 years in their no-kill center. They provide humane care and adoption for orphaned animals, as well as animal-centered education and therapeutic programs for people.

To give back to the animals check out our daily deals running from  August 1 to August 15, 2011; HWAC gets 10-20% of the sale!

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Adoption Kennels are open:

Monday-Friday, noon-6:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 11:00am-6:00pm.

For more information visit Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, call 858-756-4117, or log on to www.animalcenter.org.

To read more about  about the Helen Woodward Animal Center and their programs and projects as well as find out about some of the great animals they are helping check out their blog:  http://helenwoodwardanimalcenter.wordpress.com/

Hello to all our blog fans,

Hooray!! We’re officially one week old!  We’ve had an awesome launch of the website, and wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped make this possible. Now let’s get to the good stuff, our first featured non-profit, Girls on the Run. During the past week we have had three great deals where 10-20% of the proceeds were donated to GOTR. They’ll be receiving 10-20% of all deal sales up until July 31st! So you hurry up and buy one up! Our previous deals included promotions to try rock climbing outside at Mission Trials,  take a photography walking tour in Balboa Park or at the beach, and work your core at Pilates classes. Stay tuned for what will be next so you can give GOTR something to cheer about!

Let us tell you some more about GOTR. Girls on the Run is a program for young women, directed towards girls in grades three through eight. Their main goal is to motivate, educate, and empower young girls to live to the fullest potential, gain and maintain self-respect, and keep a healthy and happy lifestyle. They focus on lessons regarding the healthy development of  girls physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being. Their curriculum involves a 12 week physical activity based program that incorporates core value lessons. At the end of the session, they are encouraged to participate in a non-competitive 5K to show off all their hard work!

This program is a wonderful way to boost young girls self-esteem and engage them in a healthy lifestyle. We are so excited to be working with such a great non-profit! There are tons of ways to get involved with GOTR. One rewarding volunteer opportunity is becoming a coach for the girls. Email info@gotrsd.org or call 619-813-9020 for more information. Don’t forget to check out their website at: www.gotrsd.org

We hope that you all have a fantastic experience using your vouchers from ideal4acause! If you capture some great San Diego moments while rock climbing with Positive Adventures, or out on your photo lesson with Photo Studio Del Mar, email them to us at info@ideal4acause.com so we can share with the rest of the ideal4acause community.

Hello and Welcome to All!

Here at the Ideal4aCause blog we want to connect our followers to what we are all about:

1. The amazing San Diego non-profit world; We’re passionate about helping and supporting all of our non-profit partners. We’re here to give you ways to get involved! Our posts will highlight specific fundraisers, community events and ways to volunteer with great non-profits. This way you have no excuses about why you don’t get out there and volunteer more!

Girls on the Run San Diego will be our first featured non-profit! Check out their featured deals starting on July 19th!

2. Great local businesses within our community; We want to let you know about our favorite locally owned businesses here in San Diego. We love businesses that are eco-friendly, support organic food and dining, and get you out experiencing all that San Diego has to offer! Look to us as your guide to conscious consumerism.

Look out for 50% off a rock climbing tour from Positive Adventures!

3. Awesome events in San Diego; San Diego is a hotspot for community events. We make sure you know about all of them! Whether it’s a unique farmers market, a rewarding volunteer opportunity, or a summer concert series you just can’t miss; Think of us as your calendar to all of San Diego’s happening functions!

A great upcoming event is the clean-up of the San Dieguito Lagoon, which is being held on July 31th from 1:00-3:00 pm. For more info check out: http://sdrvc.org/news_events/events/volunteer-events/

We’re excited to get this blog rolling!  If you have ideas or input on blog posts or would like to see one of your favorite businesses or non-profits blogged about don’t be shy to email us.

Also, if you have had an excellent or rewarding experience with one of the featured non-profits, businesses, or deals please let us know so we can share with our other followers!

Stay tuned for our next post featuring Girls On the Run!

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