Recently on the Gift Card Giver you may have noticed that we have been featuring, stories of people and organizations that have donated gift cards to us. We also recently featured a post that demonstrated how much more we could be doing with all the unused gift card money floating around in people’s wallets and purses. The truth is that we have barely scratched the surface. In 2011 we took in over $17,800 in unused money on gift cards. In that same year, we actually gave away over $19,100, which is awesome. But we know that the amount of money out there that is not being used is in the billions of dollars and we know we can do more.
We need your help.
$0.50 at Target or Home Depot or Walmart is only $0.50 until it gets added to the other cards coming in from people all over the country. House parties and gatherings where cards are collected are one of the main ways we receive cards to be able to meet great needs. These are great opportunities for you to tell others about what Gift Card Giver does. Once people know about Gift Card Giver and have the chance to donate a card or two at an event, they will be more likely to continue to send us cards in the future or even to host parties of their own so we can meet even more needs!
Summer is coming and we know that there are lots of folks out there that want to hang out in the backyard with a grill and some friends. There are Moms, Dads, and Grads to celebrate, so maybe you already have a party planned. Why not give your celebration an added purpose. Ask your guests to bring a gift card to the gathering, and you can be apart of giving for good.
We want to challenge you in the month of June to help us reach a goal of 5 parties to benefit Gift Card Giver. When you send in your gift cards, we promise that they will be used to help someone in need.
Here’s where you can go to find information on hosting a party of your own. Follow the instructions and email us to register your party. The first 5 people to register their event will get the party kit from us for free (normally they are $25) and the very first party planner to email us gets a special bonus prize with their party pack.
We can’t wait to keep doing what we love which is helping people in need. Amazing that we can do this with money that is usually wasted. We just need you to help get those cards to us. Thanks and stay tuned!
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