ChristmasFuture Foundation

ChristmasFuture Foundation

December 10, 2007 12:54 ET

ChristmasFuture: New Gift Card Offers Alternative to Holiday Frenzy

Green giving helps eradicate extreme poverty

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - ChristmasFuture: An innovative technology offers consumers a new way of giving that helps eradicate extreme poverty in developing countries. ChristmasFuture allows givers to email or give a charitable gift card to their family and friends. Gift recipients can choose projects towards which to direct the funds, and even track the progress of their donation over time. Gift cards are simple to purchase at

ChristmasFuture looks at the environmental impact of the festive season as an opportunity for North Americans to give a new kind of gift. By supporting good development, rather than purchasing more consumer goods, people giving through ChristmasFuture can feel great about helping to change the world...for good.

Distinct features of ChristmasFuture:

Real solutions: All projects on ChristmasFuture's website are part of holistic plans to help communities climb out of poverty in a lasting, sustainable way.

Choice: Gift recipients choose which projects to allocate their gift to.

Transparency: All users can track projects from start to finish in an easy-to-use interface.

Effective: ChristmasFuture funnels 100% of donated funds towards the eradication of extreme poverty.

Tested: Our 2006 Pilot Project at the Calgary Science School was a great success, helping to raise $12,000 for a community hall and library in Sauri, Kenya.

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