What it could have bought…
From: Online Gift Cards
We recently came across this graphic that puts the unused dollars of gift card money into terms many of us can better visualize; gallons of gas and annual college tuition payments. Here at Gift Card Giver, we were inspired by those words, “what it could have bought.” We like to think about these figures in terms of the number of lives that can be changed or helped by those unused dollars.
Using the same math, our calculation would look like this: In 2008 there was approximately 9.1 billion in unused gift card dollars. $350 is the average amount of money that we send to an organization or individual who has applied for help from Gift Card Giver. This means we could help 26 million people!
Now, we’ve helped a lot of folks over the years, but when you break it down like this it is easy to see that we’ve only scratched the surface.
Will you help us reach more people? Tell your friends and family about what Gift Card Giver does. Commit to being a part of seeing that unused money do more to help people in need.
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 17920
Atlanta, GA 30316