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Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Teams Up with Donate My Card(TM)

August 12, 2011

The Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) has signed on with Donate My Cardâ“¢ to provide an opportunity for Girl Scouts’ supporters to give to an organization that has been developing girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place for 99 years.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

The Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) has signed on with Donate My Cardâ“¢ to provide an opportunity for Girl Scouts’ supporters to give to an organization that has been developing girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place for 99 years.

Donate My Card allows the remnant values on gift and pre-paid debit cards to be donated to its partner charities, like The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Americans purchase more than $130 billion in gift and pre-paid debit cards every year, and it is estimated that 5-10% of the purchased value remains unused on these cards. In fact, industry statistics point to more than $25 billion in remnant values, money that can now be used to the great benefit of non-profit organizations who are especially in need in this troubled economy.

“Every dollar makes a difference in providing life-changing experiences to girls, whether it goes toward enabling a Girl Scout to ride on the 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Float in the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, helping provide girls their first time away from home at summer camp, or being a programmer on an award-winning Girl Scouts robotics team,” said Lise L. Luttgens, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. “We are delighted to partner with Donate My Card and applaud them for bringing an online solution that enables consumers to donate their remnant debit card balances toward meaningful programs and initiatives.”

Lawrence Bracco, CEO and co-founder of Donate My Card, said, “We are honored to be able to add the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles as one of our Partner Charities. They give girls the chance to learn a wide range of skills and experiences that enhance their self-esteem and brighten their futures. The Girl Scouts are known not only for their delicious cookies, but their legacy of leadership. We are excited to be able to provide a new stream of donations to this wonderful organization.”

About Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves more than 40,000 girls in partnership with more than 23,000 volunteers from over 350 diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is the largest girl-serving non-profit agency in Los Angeles. The council’s programs engage girls in the areas of Arts & Culture; Business Smarts; Environment & Outdoor Adventure; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); and Wellness & Healthy Living. To join, volunteer, reconnect or support, visit http://www.girlscoutsLA.org or call 1-888-GSGLA-4-U.

About Donate My Card

Donate My Card, a privately held company and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, currently accepts any “open-loop” cards, those issued by VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express® at their website http://donatemycard.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Lawrence Bracco, please call Shelley Miles at (424) 233-0230 X 105 or email her at smiles(at)donatemycard(dot)com.

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