One of our Board Members learned of a new ministry in Atlanta called Gift Card Giver.
Here's their story:
Four friends had an idea to collect gift cards and give them to people in need. They went to a gathering and asked 8 people how much money in unused Gift Cards they had in their wallets and walked away with $50 in Gift Cards to help people in need. Gift Card Giver was born.
Gift Card Giver is a new form of giving. The Gift Card industry has risen to be a 60 billion dollar industry. Ever wonder how many gift cards are unused? Between 10 – 15%. That means billions of dollars are sitting on gift cards, waiting to be used for good.
How many gift cards do you have sitting in your wallet? We guess you have at least $5 of unused gift cards right now. What’s 5 bucks going to buy you? Maybe a pair of socks…but 10 people giving 5 bucks will buy a kid a winter coat, or 1000 people giving $5 may give that same kid a warm bedroom to sleep in through the night.
It is very simple to get involved:
STEP 1: Use as much of your card as you want (or send a full card).
STEP 2: Write how much is left on your card using a permanent marker.
STEP 3: Place the card in an envelope and send it to us at:
Gift Card Giver
PO Box 17628
Atlanta, GA 30316
750 Glenwood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30316
We collect and distribute the cards to appropriate Non-Profit Organizations that can use those cards to help others. We have never used a card for ourselves and never will. This is a grass roots campaign that has created a new form of giving and you are an important piece to the idea coming to life. On behalf of all the individuals and organizations we give to, thank you for contributing.
Our Board Member applied on behalf of Caroline's Promise and this week we received $207.89 in Wal Mart gift cards. This is a huge help, especially to our South Carolina Chapter that is in need of office supplies. After their needs are met we will use the remaining cards to purchase supplies for our projects in Guyana and Guatemala.
What a great ministry Gift Card Giver is! And so practical. It took this Board Member ten minutes to advocate for Caroline's Promise. What can you do to raise awareness and support for this ministry?