Through their common goal to create a convenient, transparent, and meaningful way to give back, four young undergraduates from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill founded CommuniGift. They launched a pilot test during the holiday season of 2014 and quickly expanded to make a difference in kids’ lives through the power of birthdays.
CommuniGift offers kids the opportunity to give back to their peers and communities by sponsoring a ‘birthday buddy’ in their area. Hosts are able to choose one or more recipients through the CommuniGift site and link the birthday buddy’s wish lists in their birthday invitations. Guests can then purchase a gift for the recipients from the CommuniGift site through integration with Target and it is shipped directly from the retailers to the sponsoring nonprofit. CommuniGift hosts still enjoy their birthdays as planned, but instead of adding dozens of toys to the top shelf of the closet, they have helped children less fortunate know the joy of having a birthday party of their own!
For more information on CommuniGift and their partners, visit www.communigift.com, and follow the celebration on Twitter and Instagram at @CommuniGift.
CommuniGift is an online invitation and gift-purchasing platform with a charitable twist, providing an opportunity for kids to share the joy of a birthday or holiday celebration with children less fortunate. Through CommuniGift’s partnerships with organizations like Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Baby2Baby, Volunteers of America, Tomchei, and Chai Lifeline, kids can select another child with the same birthday and invite their guests to purchase an item from their ‘buddy’s’ wish list to be delivered directly from their online retailers. CommuniGift’s seamless RSVP and gift-purchasing platform provides a convenient and meaningful giving opportunity for kids and their families. CommuniGift’s goal is to see every child have the special day they deserve.