Small Business Nears $1 Million Goal For Charitable Contributions
Cards for Causes launched giving initiative after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
Jun 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
CINCINNATI, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A local business is nearing its $1 million goal for charitable contributions just in time for the ten-year anniversary of the event that sparked it all. Cards for Causes launched its giving initiative in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina ravaged coastal Louisiana. Since then, the greeting card distributer has given 20% of every card purchase to the charity of the customer's choice. Its founders are hoping to reach their $1 million goal within a year.
"When we saw the utter destruction caused by that horrific storm ten years ago, my wife Debbie and I knew we had to do something to make a difference," said Cards for Causes co-founder Michael Rabidoux. "What started as a donation of a few thousand dollars to the American Red Cross has grown into an organization that gives more than $125,000 dollars to charity every year. We couldn't be more proud of that."
To date, Cards for Causes has distributed more than $740,000 in unrestricted funds to nearly 600 organizations, from large national charities like the American Cancer Society, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Feeding America and the American Red Cross, to small local and regional charities. The funding comes directly through the company's sales of high-quality holiday and greeting cards to businesses and individuals. At the point of sale, the customer selects a charity from the company's extensive database to receive 20% of the card sale price.
"We are very grateful for the generous support of Cards for Causes for the past ten years," said American Red Cross Regional CEO Trish Smitson. "The Red Cross relies on the generosity of our donors to fulfill our mission of helping families and individuals start to recover from the tragedy and devastation of disasters."
Businesses and individuals interested in helping push Cards for Causes over the $1 million mark can do so by making a purchase at CardsforCauses.com. Customers are encouraged to use promotional code 'cfcship' at checkout to receive free shipping on their order.
ABOUT CARDS FOR CAUSES
Cards for Causes was launched in 2005 by Mike and Debbie Rabidoux to support worthwhile causes while offering high-quality, personalized greeting cards for all occasions. 20% of every card purchase is donated directly to the customer's choice of charity from a selection of more than 500 organizations in 12 categories. The company's goal is to donate $1 million to charity by August, 2016. For more information visit CardsforCauses.com.
SOURCE Cards for Causes
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