LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst the hustle and bustle of party planning, many people are also looking for ways to give back this holiday season. To this end, Evite, the leading digital service for bringing people together, today launched the #GiveMeFive Challenge to encourage users to make charitable giving part of their holiday party plans.
"The #GiveMeFive Challenge is a way to virtually give a friend or colleague a "high five" while encouraging them to give just $5 to a charity of their choice," said Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer of Evite. "Evite Donations makes it easier than ever to do this as part of the party planning process."
Launched in September, Evite Donations powered by Pledgeling enables event planners and party hosts to offer guests donation-giving as part of their event options. Evite provides this service free to planners, hosts and guests that use Evite.com, and unlike many online donation-processing services, Evite does not take a portion of charitable donations as a fee.
Evite's data shows the majority of recurring holiday events are office parties. The #GiveMeFive Challenge provides a fun and easy option for colleagues to give each other a "high five" to celebrate a great year or a job well done in lieu of holiday office gifts. Hosts of traditional holiday gatherings are also encouraged to participate.
"Part of the message is that even small donation amounts can add up to make a big difference," continued Cho. "Plus, research has shown that giving to someone else – even as little as $5 – can make you happier. So, the #GiveMeFive Challenge is really a way to lift everyone's spirits this season."
Evite (www.evite.com) is the leading digital service for bringing people together. With a wide array of free, easy-to-use invitation designs and inspirational party-planning tools, the company has sent over 2 billion event invitations in its history, enabling approximately 3 billion unique face-to-face connections. Evite makes getting together effortless and more memorable for its 100+ million annual users, sending 20,000 invitations every hour and handling hundreds of millions of RSVPs every year. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group (NASDAQ: LVNTA, LVNTB).