This trend is helping to funnel millions of dollars to charities that may have otherwise been spent on traditional material goods.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
Leading charity gift card provider TisBest Philanthropy announced today the first quarter charity distributions for 2013. These distributions are funds raised for organizations through charity gift card donation gifts, which allow recipients to select a charity to support with the money on the card.
"We’re always excited to see the quarterly distributions go out," said TisBest Executive Director Jon Siegel. "It’s wonderful to see the funds to charities increase year after year, as more people choose a donation gift over a conventional gift of 'stuff.'"
TisBest Charity Gift Cards have grown in popularity since their inception in 2007. Originally created as a meaningful alternative for individual gift-givers, more than half of TisBest cards are now ordered by businesses.
"We still see thousands of individual consumers selecting to give charitable gifts," Siegel said, "but we’re also beginning to notice a steady increase in businesses who choose to give TisBest Charity Gift Cards for client appreciation, employee recognition and CSR programs. This trend is helping to funnel millions of dollars to charities that may have otherwise been spent on traditional material goods."
TisBest Charity Gift Card spenders can choose from a comprehensive list of charities on TisBest’s website to support with the funds from their card. Charities are notified immediately that a card has been spent to support their organization, and funds are distributed following the close of each quarter.