Things You Can Do
Add the Gift Cards for a Cause logo to your website, blog, or profile
Help good causes earn money by providing a link to Gift Cards For a Cause on your website or Facebook page. Copy the image below and paste on your website.
Gift Cards for a Cause, a national, grassroots philanthropic company, is all about making the dollars you spend doing your holiday, birthday, and routine shopping work to also support [your charity or school]. Each time you purchase gift cards, e-cards, or gift certificates from GCFC, up to 40% of your purchase could be donated to [your charity or school]. The gift cards can then be used to make everyday purchases at places such as Starbucks, Regal Cinemas, Macy’s, Barnes and Noble, your favorite grocery store, and hundreds of other places where you would otherwise be paying by cash or credit card. You buy the gift cards, Gift Cards for a Cause makes the donation. It’s that simple!
Send an Email to Your Family & Friends
The more people use GiftCardsForACause.com on behalf of your cause, the more money it will raise! A simple email to spread the word can go a long way! Please feel free to customize the following message:
Subject: [Your charity or school] Needs Your Help!
As you know, I'm a supporter of [your charity or school] and as you can imagine, non-profits and schools are facing a fundraising crisis this year. The good news is that more than 200 of the top retailers, restaurants and travel partners, including Kohl’s, JCPenney, Red Lobster, Chilis, Marriott and more, have joined forces with GiftCardsForACause.com to donate part of every purchase to your favorite charity or school at no additional cost to you. Gift Cards for a Cause (GCFC) is all about making the dollars you spend doing your routine shopping work to also support your favorite non-profit and charitable organizations. Each time you purchase gift cards, e-cards, or gift certificates from GCFC, up to 20% of your purchase could be donated to [your charity or school]
It takes just a few seconds to go to www.GiftCardsForACause.com, place your order and then select [your charity or school name] to receive the donation.
Please tell 10 friends about GiftCardsForACause.com today. Charities need our help to spread the word now more than ever!
Email Your Organizations Supporters
Tell fellow supporters how they can raise additional money just by shopping at GiftCardsForACause.com.
I wanted to introduce everyone to the new organization that [your charity or school name] is partnering with. It is called Gift Cards for a Cause (GCFC), and it’s all about making thedollars you spend doing your routine shopping work to also support your favorite non-profit and charitable organizations.
Each time you purchase gift cards, e-cards, or gift certificates from GCFC, up to 20% of your purchase could be donated to [your charity or school name]. The gift cards can then be used to make everyday purchases that you would otherwise be paying for with cash or credit card. For example, if you spend $100 per week at the grocery store, why not purchase a $100 gift card to your local grocery store from GCFC and, at the same time, donate a few dollars to [your charity or school]? Start doing this when you buy your coffee at Starbucks, or go the movies at AMC or Regal, or buy yours sneakers at Foot Locker, or that gift card you need to buy at Macy’s or Barnes and Noble for your child’s teacher for Christmas. You will soon start to see that when our friends and supporters all start to do this, it will really make an impact on [your charity or school].
To get started, go to www.giftcardsforacause.com, place your order, and then select [your charity or school] to receive the donation.
Write about Gift Cards for a Cause in your organization’s newsletter, brochure, annual report, or
weekly/quarterly update or eblasts
Take Gift Card Orders from Friends and Neighbors
Instead of selling cookies and candies, sell retail gift cards. Ask your friends and neighbors to fill out a gift card order form and either mail the order directly to Gift Cards For A Cause, or give them back to you to send in or order online.
Click here for a gift card order form
Tell the Media About Gift Card for a Cause
Write to your local newspaper or TV station about Gift Cards For A Cause.
Feel free to customize this press release to your organization.
Click here for press release.
Write About Gift Cards for a Cause on blogs and message boards
This is one of the best ways to get the word out to all of your friends and supporters. Here's an example of what other bloggers have written that you can feel free to customize and share with others:
Here's a new easy way to raise money for your favorite cause. Just start doing all of your shopping through GiftCardsForACause.com, where you can shop for gift cards from more than 200 top retailers, and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause!
Here's the web site — http://www.GiftCardsForACause.com.