Give to your favorite cause with GIV Mobile Plus Win a Nexus 4 and Giv Mobile Service (giveaway ends 8/5/13)


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The other night my husband and I were talking about technology and how much it’s changed since we were teenagers. Remote controls, computers and Walkman were the most amazing feats of technology as far as we were concerned. Not having to get up and walk across the room whenever you wanted to change the channel on the TV was a genious idea. To think that one day we could not only watch TV, but also movies, on a portable telephone/computer was something that we could have never believed 30+ years ago. To say technology has changed by leaps and bounds in an understatement.

These days what would we ever do without our smartphones? I firmly believe that both of my kids think their phones are a form of “life support”. The easiest way to teach them a lesson, or to get them to do something, is to take away their phone. They simply cannot function without it.

My husband was totally against smartphones, that is until he got an iPhone. Now he’s attached to his phone too. Thankfully I have not been bitten by the phone bug – yet. While I do appreciate my smartphone I can live without it if need be.

When you have a cell phone it’s important that you find the best possible plan to fit your budget. My husband and I did a lot of research and checked out almost every possible plan with all carriers to find the best one for our family. I happen to like the plans you can get that don’t require a contract. That way you can get out of service if you don’t like it or you find something better.

We thought about moving our kids to a no-contract plan when they are older and have a job. We think learning to pay their own cellphone bill will teach them responsibility. After all, if you don’t pay your bill you don’t have a phone. And they certainly can’t live without their phones.

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GIV Mobile is a company that offers consumers no-contract mobile service. They have a plan as low as $40 a month and that includes everything AND it’s unlimited (250 MB high speed data). If you have a teenager you know the value of unlimited texting. When our kids used to have phones with pre-paid minutes our daughter would go through the minutes in a matter of days simply by texting her friends. I think we’d be in the poor house for sure if we had to pay for texting. I’m sure most parents would agree.

GIV Mobile has another plan (2 GB high speed) for only $10 more per month.

In addition to unlimited talk, text and data GIV Mobile also provides consumers with

  • Nationwide Coverage
  • Free Nationwide Long Distance
  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Call Waiting
  • International Dialing

As if the plans aren’t great enough, GIV Mobile goes one step further. Every month 8% of your monthly payment goes to a non-profit organization of your choice. Imagine that – not only are you getting a lot of valuable service and plenty of “bells and whistles”, but you are also GIVing to your favorite non-profit charity too. It’s a win-win situation all around.

You can pick which charity will benefit from your monthly GIV Mobile payment. You can select charities from various categories including education, animals, health environment, arts & humanities, international or public benefit.


Some of the great charities that will benefit from the 8% of you GIV Mobile bill include;

  • The United Way Worldwide
  • PetSmart Charities
  • The Wilderness Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Feeding America
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • United States Fund for UNICEF

These are just a handful of the charities you can designate the 8% of your GIV Mobile bill too.

I know that many people, myself included, like to give to our favorite charities whenever possible. As you know, life happens and sometimes we either forget or we don’t have any money left over in our budget to make a contribution. Using GIV Mobile services ensures that your favorite charity will continue to benefit from your donations on a monthly basis, without you having to think about it, as long as you are a GIV Mobile customer. What an excellent idea!

For more information about GIV Mobile, their plans, cellphones and charities visit www.GIVMobile.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

 Nexus 4

GIV Mobile would like to give a lucky She Scribes reader a brand new Nexus 4 phone AND 3-months of GIV Mobile service ($449.99 value).

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please answer ONE of these questions.

  • Why is it important to you to give to charity?
  • What causes are important to you?
  • What do you GIV to?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you MUST complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

PLEASE NOTE – When tweeting you MUST use one or more of the following hashtags for the tweet to qualify –

#GIV8 #GIVMobile #WirelessForACause #SaveMoneySaveTheWorld


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*I was not compensated in any way for this post. I posted this for the benefit and enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. GIV Mobile will be providing the prize package.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Margaret Smith says:

    I feel it’s important to help others both financially and also by giving of our time. We like to help out at Habitat for Humanity.
    Thanks so much.

  2. peter gladue says:

    When I had my stroke, I received charity care to help paid my medical bills. Now that I am recovering I feel that I need to “pay Forward” the kindness that was offered to me

  3. Brett H says:

    It’s important for me to give to charity because it helps the charity and it helps me feel good.

  4. I fell really good about myself when I know I am helping others. I volunteer to donate and cook food for our local church for needy families and I work the local Food Bank.
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  5. Adrienne Gordon says:

    cancer charities are important to me

  6. Sherrie C. says:

    It’s important for me to give to charities because there are so many causes that need the financial support. I can’t afford to donate to all of them but I do give to a few that are dear to me. Cancer charities are one because I’ve lost loved ones to that horrible disease and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is another I strongly support.


  7. Angela Kinder says:

    It’s important for me to give to charity because everyone deserves a little love, even from a complete stranger.

  8. Mary Happymommy says:

    Children’s charities are important to me. When I was in the working world, I used to coordinate my company’s fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network.

  9. I like to align with certain causes and I like to physically give of myself by being there as well.

  10. Kenny F says:

    it feels good to help others

  11. Colleen Boudreau says:

    It makes me feel good to be able to help others.

  12. Shannon Smith says:

    I always donate to local food pantries and animal organizations such as the Humane Society.

  13. Sandy Cain says:

    One reason that it’s important for me to give to charity is that my faith asks it of me. We believe you should give to charity daily. It doesn’t have to be a daily $25 contribution to Austism Speaks, e.g – it can be as simple as buying a homeless person a sandwich and a cup of coffee. It is important though, too, to contribute, when you can, to organized charities.

  14. Debra Hall says:

    i give to animal charity’s because our city has so many strays .i do this so they can be spayed and neutered

  15. I like to give to local charities whenever possible such as the coat drive we have every fall and the food pantry.

  16. its important to give back, we have too much to be thankful for, there is so many out there in need that i
    wish that we can afford to give more especially to all those hungry children out there

  17. April Yedinak says:

    The causes that are important to me are St Jude’s and the World Wildlife Fund. I think it is important to give because being charitable not only helps the recipient, but also the giver.

  18. April Yedinak says:

    I follow on Bloglovin’.

  19. Thomas Murphy says:

    I give to American Red Cross.

  20. Tammy S says:

    I think it is important to give back to your community. It is what actually makes it a community instead of just a bunch of individuals. If everyone did their part to give back the world would be better. We give to several organizations but one we really care about is SeaSheperd.org We can’t believe that there are countries still killing whales.

  21. I give to most all charities that help children. It’s important to me because of my brother who passed when he was four, and if anything was to happen to my daughter I would hope someone would help me in a time of need.
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  22. Edward Eatman says:

    It is important to give to charity to help the less fortunate. I truly believe in paying it forward. I am currently unemployed and need this phone more than i can express. Thank you.

  23. Stephanie Grant says:

    I give to St. Jude’s and Arkansas Children’s Hospital because I believe that it’s important to do all we can for children fighting for their lives and to help the families of these children by donating to a hospital that offers free medical services to these children in need.

  24. I give to charity to help protect the environment

  25. It’s important to give to charity whatever you can spare – whether it’s goods, money, or time. We have so much to be thankful for and it makes you feel good to help others out who may not be as fortunate.

  26. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I always give to animal foundations. Animals are close to my heart and I think instead of hunting them we should embrace them and be thankful we have them.

  27. Jessica Cox says:

    We give to untied way we have money taken out of our paycheck

  28. Jessica Cox says:

    I follow on bloglovin jessicacox12764

  29. Travis Faulkner says:

    I think feeding the hungry is one of the most important goals. I like to support several organizations with that objective

  30. Jonathan Baker says:

    I think it’s important to give to charity because most of us in the U.S. are far better off than a good percentage of the developed world. The causes that are most important to me are those without homes and health insurance.

  31. Ellie W says:

    Important to me is the Red Cross because they help people in times of disaster.

  32. Melissa Hartley says:

    The 3 causes that are most important to me:
    Special Olympics (My oldest son has Down Syndrome)
    The Humane Society/ASPCA (Big animal lover)
    American Cancer Society (I have had 3 family members & 3 friends die from this disease)

    Thank you

  33. Melissa Hartley says:

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  34. Stephanie Larison says:

    It’s good to help others when you’re able to, you never know what could happen to you to get you in their same position some day.

  35. Feeding the hungry and helping animals are 2 causes that are important to me. I like donating to our local pantry.

  36. I like volunteering to stay on top of the resources in my community, it comes in helpful in my profession. It is important to give back if you can.

    Diana C

  37. I think it makes me feel good to contribute and give and share the wealth. I donated to March of Dimes just this morning and got a warm fuzzy feeling about helping babies.
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  38. courtney b says:

    pediatric hospitals are important to me since my daughter was saved there 🙂 thats the charity i would help out…

  39. Monique Rizzo says:

    It is important because it is the humane thing to do to take care of less fortunate others, and someday you may need the help.
    Thanks for the chance.

  40. The American Cancer Society is important to me
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  41. Elisabeth says:

    I believe helping out our fellow human beings is so necessary and I’d hope if I was in trouble someone will be willing to help me out too. That’s why I like to give to charities.

  42. I think it is important to give to charity even if you don’t have a lot yourself because you never know when you are going to need help yourself I don’t ever think it won’t happen to me so I always try to give whatever and whenever I can so if anything ever does hopefully good karma will come my way!

  43. steve weber says:

    it’s important to give back to those who are less fortunate to you.

  44. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    It Is Important For Me To Give To Charities, Because I Like To Show My Support And Make A Difference!

  45. Ron Miller says:

    Animals, anything animals!

  46. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i think charity is important because its nice to give back and it makes you feel good when u do

  47. Crystal W says:

    I love animals especially dogs so my local animal shelter always gets my charity ..instead of Goodwill I give them all of our clothes and such and they have a bi-monthly yard sale. Also both of my dogs are rescues (and I’d have 50 more if I had the room!)

  48. soha molina says:

    Children Charities are important to me.

  49. I support American Red Cross — they’ve done so much locally during hurricane season.

  50. Sarah L says:

    I give what I can because I know I’m better off than some people. I volunteer my time because I have more time than money sometimes.
    Thanks for the contest.

  51. Linda Brooks says:

    I give to the Red Cross b/c they help so many people during disasters

  52. Katherine says:

    I give to the Alziemers(SP?) Assoc It has effected so many people in my life right now

  53. kathy dalton says:

    In 1998 my family of 7 lost our home to fire. Immediately we were flooded with help from the red cross, local churches and private citizens. I will never forget these people who cared about us, and now to this day I pay it forward to one person a day. It doesnt matter how big it is, but helping others is just incredible. I also give to my local food pantry

  54. Tabathia B says:

    Because the cause I am donating to may one day be one that I need help with or a family member

  55. Ronald McDonald House and Make A Wish Michigan are very important to me.

    And Camp Quality, too!

  56. I give to charities because there is always someone else out there in the world that is a little bit worse off than you, you just have to open your eyes and look.
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  57. Giving to charity is important for so many reasons. We enjoy the feeling of helping others that are less fortunate.

  58. joseph gersch jr says:

    it is importatn because we should give to less fortunate I like giving to PAWS animal shelter

  59. Tanya White says:

    I think it is important to give back. I give to my local aspca.

  60. Its important to help and support those in need.

  61. Megan Cromes says:

    i feel its important to give to charity because its important to give to people who are less fortunate because it makes me feel good to give to others..

  62. Denise S says:

    I feel its important to give to charity to make a difference in the world and help other people have better lives, especially if you have it pretty good.

  63. Michele P says:

    we like to help out others in need when we can… it makes us feel good and also shows my daughter that helping others is a good thing. One of our favorite places to donate is the local humane society since we love animals.

  64. VanillaCookies says:

    It is important to help others, because everyone needs help sometimes! I have a special place in my heart for children’s causes and I’d like to help them more if I could.

  65. Denice P says:

    The kind of cause that are important to me are ones that help women in need. I feel real strong about helping out women who have been abused and want to help the out.

  66. AutumnRain says:

    I like children’s and animal charities

  67. Melon E. says:

    I think it is important to give to homeless shelters!

  68. dani marie says:

    i was helped out a lot growing up by different charities. i need to make the same difference.

  69. David Haug says:

    I try to give food to the homeless. I don’t like giving them cash to buy cigarettes or booze.

  70. Bill McGovern says:

    Cancer research and hunger in America are important to me.

  71. June Lisle says:

    It’s important to me to share the love of Christ by giving as I can. Charities built around feeding and clothing people is important to me.

  72. What do you GIV to?
    I love to put together Christmas stockings filled with toiletries, hats, mittens ect and donate a bunch of them to the local men’s shelter.

  73. I give to my local food bank so people in my community don’t go hungry.

  74. Michelle Tucker says:

    The kidney foundation is a cause that is very close to my heart, as I lost my mother to kidney disease.

  75. susan smoaks says:

    i like to give to charities because there are so many people who are in need and i like to help!

  76. It’s always good to give back, and it feels good to know that I’m helping to make a difference in someone’s life

  77. I think it’s important to give back to help you appreciate all the blessings in your life. I’m still trying to find a favorite charity but am leaning towards Little Flower Project or the Water Project.
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  78. Jill Myrick says:

    We donate to our local homeless shelter in both items and time. We also support the American Cancer Society as they were there for me when I was a single mom and going through surgery for cancer.
    I think that it’s important to teach our children to give back and help those that are less fortunate.


  79. Autism research is important to me because so many kids have it including my son.

  80. It is important to help others and your community. This can help growth and closeness
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  81. There are several issues that are close to me. One is finding a cure for Childhood Cancer so we support St. Judes. Another is hunger and homelessness so we make an effort to give to our local shelters.

  82. Bill McGovern says:
  83. Danielle Gregory says:

    Causes that care for animals are important to me.

  84. Susan Smith says:

    I think it is important to give back to your community, I give back not only to help those that are less fortunate than me but it makes me feel good too.

  85. Erica C. says:

    Animal welfare is important to me.

  86. Anything related to animal welfare is a cause that has always been important to me. I always felt that animals need a voice to speak for them since they cannot speak for themselves when they have been abused.

  87. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    The causes important to me are anything that helps babies and children.

  88. Richard Hicks says:

    It is important to help those out that are unable to help themselves. I give to the good will, redcross, and several animal organizations

  89. When will you announce the winner?
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