an innovative way to give back and support a good cause - Kwame Kuadey
Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) January 13, 2015
GIftcards.org, the company that allows nonprofit organizations to collect gift cards and merchandise credits from their donor base and turn them into cash donations, today announced the first annual Gift Card Giving Day with partner, GiftCardRescue.com. Gift Card Giving Day (GCGD) is designed to provide donors with an innovative way to give back and support a good cause.
On GCGD, individuals are given the opportunity to donate their unwanted gift cards and merchandise credits to a participating nonprofit of their choice. Gift Card Giving Day is made possible by GiftCards.org as a way for nonprofits enrolled in the GiftCards.org program to tap into a large amount of unwanted gift cards and merchandise credits that result from the holiday season.
According to the National Retail Federation, more than 80% of consumers purchased or received a gift card this past holiday season and a total of $124 billion was loaded onto gift cards in 2014. Since 2008, an estimated $44 billion in gift cards have gone unredeemed. “We’ve all at one point or another received a gift card for the holidays we had no use for. Gift Card Giving Day is an opportunity to donate that unwanted gift card to a charity and make a difference.” says CEO and Founder, Kwame Kuadey. “Our goal is to help participating non-profits raise a significant amount of funds in a short period of time through gift card donations.”
GCGD will be held each year on the third Wednesday in January. For 2015, Gift Card Giving Day will on Wednesday, January 21st. For more information on Gift Card Giving Day or how to participate, visit: http://giftcards.org/enroll
GiftCards.org is a new, innovative fundraising program that allows nonprofits, schools, religious groups, Sports Clubs and other community based organizations to accept gift cards and merchandise credits as donations from their donor base. GiftCards.org provides the service that turns the gift card donations into cash. GiftCards.org is partnered with GiftCardRescue.com and is the only company to offer a gift card exchange service to nonprofit organizations.
Based in Columbia, Maryland, GiftCardRescue.com is a leading gift card exchange website. GiftCardRescue.com’s main focus is helping consumers save more; offering up to 40% off on discounted gift cards to over 650 national merchants, as well as, up to 92% cash back for unwanted gift cards. GiftCardRescue.com guarantees all transactions and is backed up by the best customer support team in the industry. GiftCardRescue.com first appeared on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank and is recognized as one of the most successful brands to ever land an investment on the show. GiftCardRescue.com has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Forbes, CBS, NPR, and listed in the 2013 Inc. 500.