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Program offers gift cards targeting 148 SC areas

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A Connecticut-based startup has launched a community gift card program that includes 148 cards specific to S.C. towns.

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

“The whole idea is to bring more dollars and attention to small businesses,” Mark Walerysiak Jr., head of card programs at Giverrang, said in a news release. “The big guys have the benefit of having huge resources behind them, so we really want to help the small guys as much as possible.”

Each area has a web page with some suggested businesses where gift cards can be spent. The Mastercard gift cards can be shipped directly to a recipient’s or a purchaser’s address and will arrive in an estimated seven days.

Giverrang is seeking local nonprofits such as economic development organizations and service or fundraising groups to join its affiliate program. For every card these organizations help sell, Giverrang will donate back a percentage of profits.

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

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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