Gift Cards have the power to transform lives

We believe that donating remaining balance Gift Cards is an innovative and new opportunity to expand charitable giving. Our mission is to change the way people value their small balance gift cards, and share our experiences of how they can be used to impact the under-served people and communities all across the USA.

Your remaining balance Gift Card donation will help feed and clothe children in need, it will provide shelter and assistance programs for the homeless, enhance programs and services to those with disabilities, as well as provide medication aide programs for children and the elderly.  We also help domestic violence victims find a safe place to live, and invest extensively in eliminating human trafficking .  


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100% of every donation is used to transform lives in local communities

At GiftCards4Change we believe the gift card represents a unique and ambitious way of giving, and we are committed to expanding the use of what is commonly undervalued (the low balance gift card) to impact the lives of the under-served.


We are committed to the meaningful expansion of charitable giving by monetizing on the 1 billion dollar a year opportunity that remaining gift cards balances represent.   Our objective is simple, we grow charitable giving for all causes and community need programs, and we do this with a platform of change and the power of your voice.

Do you have a cause?  Do you passionately care about giving something back?  Have you recognized a need in your local community?  If you wish to donate your gift card to a particular organization, please just let us know on your donation form.

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Students in Glen Rock, NJ, have crowd-funded gift cards in order to donate the remaining funds on those cards to Port Aransas, TX, following Hurricane Harvey.

Third grade students in Glen Rock, NJ, from Alexander Hamilton Elementary have crowd-funded gift cards in order to donate the remaining funds on those cards to an area in need. Following Hurricane Harvey, Port Aransas, TX, students collected $137 in remaining gift card ba...

GiftCards4Change is excited to create a “SkillsUSA Texas Gift Card Donation Challenge” for the Coastal Bend Food Bank.  100% of the donations will go to the Costal Bend Food Bank.

How does it work?

Step 1:  Collect unused gift cards from friends and family.

Step 2:  Go to and complete the form (your name, email, school name and card information)

Step 3: Click on “Donate My Gift Card”


March 15, 2018

Toys R Us gift cards are good for next 30 days

Toys R Us gift cards are likely to become worthless within weeks. 

The best advice: Spend them immediately, if possible.

Make haste because after the big-box icon of American retail said Thursday that it would close all of its U.S. stores, there's not much time left.

The chain plans to honor gift cards for the next 30 days, Toys R Us spokesperson Taylor O'Donnell told USA TODAY on Thu...

February 12, 2018


This year GiftCards4Change opened an online store where you can purchase gift cards that have been donated by our generous corporate sponsors (please be patient as we are just getting started).  We also sell up-cycled merchandise made 100% from gift cards.  

The best part is 100% of your purchase will be used for charitable purposes by GiftCards4Change to create change for those in need.


February 12, 2018

I just wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for your generous gift card donation(s), and for helping to change the lives of those in need for the better. We are constantly amazed by the generosity of others, and it is people like you who keep us going. Your active role in helping improve peoples lives is our greatest source of inspiration.

You might be wondering...

What impact has your gift card donation mad...

February 15, 2017

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Please join us for our annual awareness event. This year, Their Day Foundation will hold its event in Corpus Christi, TX to benefit those with disabilities. Our goal is to expand awareness, services, resources, and community to help those with disabilities.

Their Day is open to the entire community so please come support a day of fun, food, entertainment, and critical resources need...

Contact: Debra Dennis; 214-378-1851

For immediate release — Jan. 10, 2017

(DALLAS) — Andrew Ydoyaga wondered what to do with the well-meaning but leftover gift cards he had received from family and friends.

Gift cards are a great holiday gift, but like Ydoyaga, most recipients leave a balance — wasting billions of dollars annually in unredeemed funds. Gift cards, the most requested presents, often are lost or ju...

December 29, 2016

DALLAS (WFAA) -- Gift cards can be the perfect gift when you cannot seem to find the perfect gift. But research shows they can also become a perfectly good waste of money. Tower Group found between the years 2005-2011, nearly $42 billion dollars in unused gift card balances went by the wayside.

On a micro level, Andrew Ydoyaga was confronted with the same problem a couple of years ago.

“I had all these left over gift cards from...

June 21, 2016

Hello, and welcome to

My name is Andrew, and I started GiftCards4Change as a nonprofit company to help people in my local community.

It started when I was in my sophomore year at Allen High School and decided to transfer into a collegiate high school program offered at Richland College in Dallas, TX.  I credit much of my ideas for GiftCards4Change to Richland College’s community service and outreach initiati...

June 20, 2016

GiftCards4Change will be launching new software in July of 2016 that will allow registered users to add local charitable challenges in their community in which people can donate their unused remaining gift card balances.  Think of our model as crowd funding meets a fully reviewed and approved system of charitable causes that people can donate to and get involved in.  All within your specific community, and monetized mostly by...

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GiftCards4Change, Inc. is nonprofit organization headquartered in Dallas, TX. Our mission is to collect remaining balance gift cards to help improve the lives of people and communities in need. We focus our mission on the enhancement  of charitable giving  for those adversely affected by poverty, human trafficking, hunger, homelessness, disability, and other humanitarian need based initiatives.  Your generous donations are 100% tax deductible, and we respectfully ask you to consider donating your leftover gift cards to our mission.