GiftCardGiver.com helps make a difference by taking peoples old gift cards and donating the funds in them to charitable organizations.
Creator Jeff Shinabarger says $8 billion in gift card cash goes to waste every year because people dont view gift cards the same way they view cash, even though they have the same value.
Shinabarger has gotten cards ranging in worth from one penny to $100 donated towards his cause.
He encourages people to throw a house party where everyone gets carded at the door, providing an old gift card as their ticket in. Those cards can then help the less fortunate.
Shinabarger assures he never uses the gift cards for himself, even if he is jonesin for a venti latte.
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