More than $750 million goes unspent every year from gift cards, and it’s a shame, because the unused balances could be used to do some good. Many charities will accept your unused cards from almost any retailer. They’ll either use the balance to buy much-needed items for their works -- like clothing or food -- or they’ll sell the gift cards to raise funds for their nonprofit work. Take the time to rummage through your wallet, purse or junk drawer and give your unused gift cards away. Even a card with a few pennies left on it is better used than unused.
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