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How To Boost Your Organization’s Fundraising Drives with a Gift Card Train

Whether you have an Adopt a Family or Holiday Giving Drive set up for your organization, this year, the need seems even greater. Connecting communities through by tangible means has become easier thanks to Give InKind Gift Card Trains – for companies and non-profits seeking support for others this season, it is the safest and easiest way to get people exactly what they need. 

Getting Started On Your Gift Card Train

It’s easy and takes 5 minutes!

Create your Give InKind Page,  and start building your Wishlist (if you’re unsure, see our recommended list of products by Situation to see what gift cards are most helpful to your recipients). Give InKind pages allow organizations to let their supporters know precisely what type of support is most needed – food, clothing, and basic essentials and even can update them throughout the year on the progress. We have over 200 new gift cards to add to your page’s Wishlist.

If you are helping to build a Give InKind page, begin by considering broad categories of support. What circumstance does those you are helping face? Consider how specific gift cards can be deployed as tools to help with these needs. 

Example of how one Non-Profit Is Making Gift Cards their Go-To this Holiday Season.

Here are a few examples of how gift cards may help those you support:

  • Food: Food and groceries are an essential and many people across the nation have difficulty feeding their families. Gift cards to grocery stores or all inclusive stores like Walmart can be extremely helpful.
  • Clothing: Clothes and outerwear  are always a core essential when providing support during life’s challenges. This can also include a need because of a growing family who has recently adopted, a job interview, or perhaps a changing body because of surgery or medical diagnosis, don’t underestimate the importance of being able to get the right type of clothing and accessories for their situation.
  • Housing: Does your campaign include finding temporary housing or shelter for families? Did your families have to evacuate because of a natural disaster? Which would be more helpful —  hotel for the shorter term or an Airbnb for the longer-term?
  • Transportation: Do your recipients need help getting around town to their job or traveling to see family in need?  Will they need a rental car with they get there? Or if they prefer to drive, does their car need a tune-up before they hit the road?
  • Home: There’s no place like home. Being able to send the gift of comfort, organization, and/or repair is certainly a meaningful way to show their support.
  • Media & Entertainment: Although we don’t want to admit it, children (and their parents) could use some distraction. Keeping them engaged, stimulated, and entertained can be an important part of their healing process when things are chaotic (or a much needed escape). Or maybe your recipient needs a reason to get out of the house.
  • Personal Care: Do your recipients need prescriptions filled? Or perhaps they need to be given the opportunity to take some “me time“?
  • Pet Care: Pets needs can often fall through the cracks, but worry their owners the most. Outside of finding care or accommodations for a pet while their owner is coping with their situation, there are other needs like food, toys, and supplies to be considered. 
  • Donations: Would your organization prefer a donation to help support your campaign? We’re excited to now offer the ability to send Donations as e-gifts.

One the biggest benefits of a gift card train is that you can help connect a community to exactly to the needs of those you support through your organization, plus it allows people to show their support from anywhere. You’re sure to find the perfect means of support from the 200+ new gift cards on Give InKind.

If your organization could benefit from a gift card train, create a Give InKind page today to get started.


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