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E-greeting Cards and Fund Raising

Aug 17, 2007
It is very simple to send an e-greeting card to someone you care for. All you need to do is just go to an e-card website, select a card that you like, and send it;all at the click of a button. Now, what if I told you that while sending e-greeting cards you could also be doing a charitable thing? Fund raising and e-greeting cards now go hand in hand. There are a variety of websites that use e-greeting cards as a fundraising activity. For example, Unicefshop and Make-A-Wish Foundation are among those that support a number of charities.

UNICEF

UNICEF started using greeting cards to start off its fundraising activities in the 1950s. Now, they are using the Internet and e-greeting cards as a part of this activity as well. They have integrated their online service and a fundraising portal, which connects the websites of eight different countries. Currently, it is available to the residents of Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The money from the sale of these e-greetings goes toward the improvement of the lives of children all over the world. There are a wide variety of cards available, from birthday cards to anniversary cards, to even simple thinking-of-you messages. There is a card for everyone. They are relatively cheap as well; for instance, 1 Pound for those in the UK, $1.50 for Canadians and 1.50 Euros for those in continental Europe. One also has the option of donating a larger amount of money at the time of purchase.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Founded in 1980, after granting the life-long wish of seven-year-old Chris Greicius, who was undergoing treatment for leukemia, to become a police officer, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has developed into a worldwide organization, enriching the lives of more than 144,000 children all over the world. By its charitable efforts, it gives strength, joy and hope to children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. While it has now become one of the most renowned charities in the world, it maintains its grassroots mission of wish fulfillment of needy children. It does this through a network of about 25,000 volunteers who serve as fundraisers, wish granters, assistants of special events, and in many more ways.

Peta- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Peta is another organization that uses e-greeting cards as a part of its fundraising venture. The money that is acquired through the sale of these cards goes to a variety of activities related to alleviating the cruelty meted out to animals. They help to educate people about how animals are treated cruelly by various industries, such as in the clothing and leather trade, in factory farms, in pharmaceutical laboratories, etc., explaining how people can prevent it. A lot of celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, Simon Cowell and Sir Paul McCartney are strong supporters of animal rights. This is a trend that is fast picking up. So if you want to support animal rights, go buy a Peta card.

It is a simple thing you can do to help both people who are less fortunate, and animals. You can be charitable and donate just with the click of a button. There are so many people who would benefit from your charity, and you can have fun while doing it. So, send Grandma an e-greeting card hug; she will love you all the more for remembering her. At the same time, you could be helping someone who really needs it; someone suffering from breast cancer, or leukemia, or someone who just needs a helping hand.
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