LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Evite and Pledgeling celebrate a significant milestone as partners in charitable giving, raising over $10 million for nonprofit organizations and personal causes across the U.S. Through the freeEvite Donations tool Evite customers can use any event as an opportunity to donate to a charity or crowdfund for a personal cause, such as a medical emergency or a child's college fund.
"Anyone interested in charitable giving should consider using an event to bolster donations. Evite Donations makes it easy for hosts and guests to support a cause, without any fee associated," says Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer at Evite. "Reaching $10 million is an incredible milestone for our partnership and we're just getting started. Next, we'll focus on reaching $100 million."
Since 2015, Evite Donations has benefited thousands of nonprofits and personal causes - from children's health to helping survivors of the 2018 California wildfires. To date, kids' birthday events drove the highest amount of contributions, with $1.6 million raised. With Evite Donations, hosts have the option to select their favorite nonprofit from 1 million+ organizations in the Pledgeling network, recommend a new nonprofit, or crowdfund for a personal cause. Through Pledgeling's seamless integration, Evite.com guests can easily donate without ever leaving the invitation experience. Pledgeling powers the backend integration for donation processing which provides individuals with instant tax receipts and the option to create a Pledgeling account to keep track of year-long donations.
"We believe that the world's most successful companies today stand for more than just profit, they also empower their customer bases to participate in their mission and give back to their communities in meaningful ways. Evite's $10 million milestone is demonstrative of this fact," says James Citron, Chief Executive Officer of Pledgeling. "We're excited to partner with Evite on this next chapter of growth and its $100 million goal by empowering Evite event hosts and their guests to support any cause of their choice and by introducing new ways to make getting together in person even more memorable and impactful."
About Evite Evite is the world's leading digital platform for bringing people together. With free, easy-to-use invitation designs, inspirational video content, and a private sharing feed for photos and conversations, Evite makes coming together face-to-face effortless and more memorable for its 100+ million annual users. The company currently handles hundreds of millions of RSVPs every year. The company has sent over 2 billion event invitations in its history. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc.
About Pledgeling Pledgeling (www.pledgeling.com) is the world's first platform to power corporate giving and social impact programs for businesses of all sizes. To date, Pledgeling partners with over 2,500 businesses, including world-changing brands such as Evite, Discovery and Tinder, enabling them to grow through giving. Established in 2014 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Pledgeling powers the revolution for good from the heart of Silicon Beach.