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GIft Card Giver

How one organization is working to meet the needs of people and nonprofits around the country–68 cents at a time.

This article is from Issue 54: Nov/Dec 2011

Card me!” It’s not the typical welcome you’d expect to hear at a house party. But at a Gift Card Giver house party, it’s the greeting everyone gets when they walk through the door. Gift Card Giver started when four friends had the idea to collect used and unused gift cards from their friends at a party and redistribute them to people in need. At their first event they walked away with $50, and in the ve years since, that number has ballooned to more than $130,000 in gift cards given to people in need.

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