Gift Cards for the Salvation Army

Looking for a way to help out? Last night I saw a news article on a local tv station's website about how your unused gift cards can assist the Salvation Army. The idea is simple. If you have a gift card you don't plan to use or maybe has just a small bit of change left, send it to the Salvation Army. Then the Salvation Army forwards the cards to a company in California to exchange into cash and they get 70% of the converted cash for use in the area donated.

Per the Salvation of Wake County website:

It doesn't matter what store it’s from or how much is left on it. We can convert it to cash to serve the most vulnerable of our community. All cards – used and unused – will help. So please, check your wallet, your purse, your dresser drawers or wherever you stash your gift cards and drop them off at your nearest Salvation Army location or mail it to us today. We’ll put them to use to ease the burden of our poorest!


  1. This is a wonderful idea! I have never heard of this. Thanks for sharing, Sarah! Janet

  2. This is such a great idea and wonderful info to pass along! Thanks!


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