Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2011
Donate My Card™ has partnered with the YWCA of San Diego County, a leader in providing client-centered programs for women and family survivors of homelessness and domestic violence.
According to industry studies, there is an estimated $5-10 billion that ends up unused on the $100+ billion of gift and prepaid debit cards sold each year in the U.S. Donate My Card allows those small, remaining balances to be donated to a partner charity of the donor’s choice. Through Donate My Card’s website (http://donatemycard.com), and patent-pending technology, holders of gift cards, rebate cards and pre-paid debit cards can, for the first time, donate those balances without spending additional dollars in an easy, safe and secure manner. Partner charities, like the YWCA of San Diego County, are provided a new opportunity to raise funds, increase awareness of their missions and grow their donor bases. Donate My Card currently accepts any "open-loop" cards, those issued by VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express® and anticipates being able to accept “closed-loop” retail gift cards later this year.
The YWCA of San Diego County provides programs and services to survivors of domestic violence and homelessness, including the Becky's House® Domestic Violence Programs, the Passages Program, and the Cortez Hill Family Center. The mission of the YWCA is to increase safety, promote healing, foster empowerment, and give hope to women and families through innovative programs, services, and advocacy. Through the generous commitment of community supporters, the YWCA is able to assist more than 4,000 individuals annually in San Diego County. People who are interested in donating their cards to the YWCA of San Diego County can at https://donatemycard.com/YWCA_SDC
Carol Ann Chambers, Development Manager of the YWCA of San Diego County, said, “The YWCA of San Diego County is so thrilled to partner with Donate My Card in order to provide our supporters with a convenient and easy way to contribute to our organization and the families we serve. We are looking forward to participating in this innovative new program.”
Lawrence Bracco, CEO and co-founder of Donate My Card, said, “The YWCA of San Diego County is doing important, valuable work in their community. We are pleased to have them as one of our early participating charities and to be able to provide them with a way to generate additional contributions and potential new donors.”
Based in Los Angeles, Donate My Card’s mission is to turn the small unused balances on prepaid gift and debit cards into resources for great causes. Donate My Card is a privately held company and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
If you’d like more information or would like to schedule an interview with Lawrence Bracco, please call Sandra Miller at (424) 233-0230 X 106 or email her at smiller(at)donatemycard(dot)com
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