we make investments in change
GiftCards4Change.org is dedicated to maximizing its community involvement and impact for meaningful change. We collect, combine, and liquidate gift cards through relationships with merchants, corporate sponsorship programs, and third party vendors to maximize the value of your remaining gift card balance. In some cases we are able to double and triple the value of your donated card with donor match programs, and local community initiatives. Our goal is to create maximum impact on serving the needs of local communities, and no donation is too small to create a positive change on our site. So, if you are a change maker, know someone who is creating positive change in your community, or you are a business that issues gift cards, or would just like to get involved, please reach out to us... We would love to hear from you. Most importantly, if you have a gift card to donate please consider us and the many charitable challenges we have on our site. We are sure you will find a challenge that you are passionate about.
GiftCards4Change has created a local community (need based) model of charitable giving using gift cards but we deeply care about the larger cause based initiatives that help change lives. Therefore, GiftCards4Change focuses a great deal of effort and the money it raises on specific types of projects.
GiftCards4Change actively funds efforts and fellow change makers in the following areas
Poverty Assistance Programs
GiftCards4Change believe that poverty is one of the biggest obstacles to opportunity advancement in the United States. Our commitment towards equalizing opportunity means that we fund many types of community engagement, and outreach programs that serve to subsidize the disparity of opportunity in less affluent areas and communities.
Education Advancement Projects
The number one way out of poverty is through a quality education and GiftCards4Change actively funds scholarship programs and education advancement initiatives for those who are marginalized or otherwise could not afford it.
Human Trafficking Assistance Programs & Services
Human Trafficking is in every country around the world and must be stopped. This modern day version of slavery is perverse and an indictment of humanity and compassion. GiftCards4Change knows that it cannot stop this on its own, but we fund programs across the United States than seek to eliminate child prostitution, slavery, and servitude.
Family & Child Hunger Programs
GiftCards4Change knows that a child can’t learn if the child is hungry. Today, many children show up for school with only a secondary motive to learn and a primary concern for a meal. We are also aware that many families live on the border of poverty and that a job loss or lapse in pay can leave a family homeless, and a child starving. That is why GiftCards4Change funds projects to assist in combating child and family hunger.
Homelessness & Shelter Projects
Many people struggle to survive and live on the brink. GiftCards4Change understands that a family may only be 1 hardship or decision away from homelessness and we work hard every day to fund programs that help people in the time of their greatest need, and give them a helping hand in re stabilizing their lives.
Disability Service Assistance Programs
GiftCards4Change believes that disability does not mean someone is incapable of leading a rich, happy, and fulfilling life… it means that they may need help and who in this world doesn’t? GiftCards4Change looks to fund programs that actively assist wounded veterans, the elderly, and those impacted by debilitating medical conditions.