Palo Alto, CA– (June 10, 2010)– Glyde, a remarkably simple online marketplace for buying and selling video games, DVDs, CDs and books, has found a way to make donating to charities simple too. In this challenging economy, many consumers are looking for ways to give that don't involve writing a check, so Glyde developed an easy-to-use, in-kind fundraising program where donations are made in used goods instead of money.
There is more than $300 billion of used media gathering dust on peoples’ shelves while its value depreciates to zero, and well over $25 billion is used video games. Now gamers can help someone in need just by trimming down their game collections.
It takes just 10 seconds to donate an item, type in the name of any 501©(3)charity and check a box to donate all or some of the proceeds to that charity. Once the item has been sold, Glyde sends a stamped, pre-addressed envelope to the donor's home. Buyers can support their favorite causes by shopping for pledged items, getting a great game at a bargain price. Glyde, in turn, cuts a check to the organization.
“Doing good has never been so easy,” said Simon Rothman, CEO of Glyde.“We know that gamers have big hearts and we’ve created a painless way to turn the stuff they don't want into cash for charities.”
How to Turn Household Items into Charitable Donations
Look around your house. Find a video game, DVD, CD, or book collecting dust on your bookshelf. With only a few clicks, you can turn it into much-needed cash for your favorite charity. How to Donate: http://glyde.com/how-to-donate
Buying Never Felt So Good
Support your favorite charity by purchasing pledged items. Enjoy fantastic deals on new and pre-owned video games, DVDs, CDs, and books, and feel great about your purchase - your money is going to a good cause. Click here to see all items pledged to charity: http://glyde.com/charities
Partner with Glyde
Glyde believes that building a great business and helping communities can go hand-in-hand. We're looking for nonprofits who would like to take advantage of this new method of fundraising. If you or someone you know is involved in the management of a charity and would like to find out more information about how to raise money through Glyde, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out some of our featured charity stores:
Red Cross store
Reading Is Fundamental store
The Children's Health Fund store
Accelerated Cure Project store
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo store
Glyde was founded by Internet veterans from eBay, AOL and Excite to democratize ecommerce. Glyde is committed to making online buying and selling safe, simple and accessible. Glyde Corporation is based in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.glyde.com.
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