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Charitable Gift Card: Think Giving Season this Holiday Season

November 20th, 2009 by Erinn Andrews Leave a reply »

‘Tis the season for being thankful and giving back. With the economy in a recession, we at Philanthropedia think it’s more important than ever for individuals to think strategically about making their nonprofit contributions go farther. Just this week, Philanthropedia launched a charitable gift card so that in the spirit of giving, donors can support a social cause and give a gift at the same time. We see three main benefits to these gift cards:

  1. You can give back to society by making a strategic donation
  2. You get the tax benefit of giving a charitable contribution
  3. You are able to give a unique gift to someone you care about

Because gift cards can be purchased for as little as $5, they make great stocking stuffers, gifts for coworkers, or any friends and family members. Even $5 can make a difference because we combine it with all of the other donations coming through our site to support some of the strongest nonprofits. By pooling our resources to support these great nonprofits, we can make a bigger impact within an entire sector.

As you make your holiday list and check it twice, we encourage you to consider combining your charitable giving for the year with your annual gift giving to friends and family. Let’s support nonprofits through the recession by thinking giving season rather than traditional holiday season this year.


  1. Kiana says:

    I buy email Amazon GCs all the time for people and never have any issues. They are easy enough to purchase, the recipients receive them in minutes, and eventual purchases are easy as pie!

  2. I ordered the “Mail Gift card” option and was very pleased. You get your gift card with a personalized high quality greeting card (you get to choose the design and add a message). It saved me the trouble of actually buying one myself and it was free. It was just perfect!

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