Program Offers Gift Cards Targeting 148 SC Areas > Columbia Business Report

A Connecticut-based startup has launched a community gift card program that includes 148 specific cards to SC cities.

The cards, offered by Giverrang, can be redeemed at independent local businesses across the state. A portion of card sales will be donated to area nonprofits through the company’s local affiliate program.

“The idea is to bring more dollars and attention to small businesses,” said Mark Walerysiak Jr., card program manager at Giverrang, in a press release. “The big ones have the advantage of having huge resources behind them, so we really want to help the little ones as much as possible.”

Each area has a webpage with a few suggested businesses where gift cards can be spent. Mastercard Gift Cards can be shipped directly to a recipient’s or purchaser’s address and will arrive in approximately seven days.

Giverrang is looking for local non-profit organizations such as economic development organizations and service or fundraising groups to join their affiliate program. For every card these organizations help sell, Giverrang will donate a percentage of the profits.

“We are excited to help as many local businesses as possible and hope this resonates with people and that they want to support it,” Walerysiak said. “A local gift card is a meaningful gift for family, friends or employees. Plus, it makes a real difference in helping local businesses not just survive, but thrive. »

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

Michael N. Clark