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Social Impact

Gifting With Purpose

Guusto's commitment to giving back

Social Impact

Single-use plastic gift cards generate 5.8 kilograms of PVC waste in landfills and consequently, a carbon footprint of 24 million kilograms every year in the United States! This is equivalent to greenhouse emissions from 5,220 passenger vehicles driven for 1 year or CO2 emissions from 318 tanker trucks of gasoline!

By using Guusto, you become:

A Green Spender

By going digital, you avoid creating a carbon footprint of up to 60 grams of CO2 per gift card purchased, including gift card material, packaging & shipping costs. This emission is equivalent to that generated from 7.3 smartphones charged or 0.151 miles of a car driven!

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A Donor

From day one, we’ve teamed up with the One Drop Foundation to donate one day of clean drinking water for every gift sent. Nearly 800 million people in the world lack access to clean water. At Guusto, we recognize that making a positive impact goes beyond the people who work within our office walls.

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Our One Drop Commitment

Guusto is proud to partner with One Drop™ to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to 17 communities around the world. One Drop's projects will soon have improved the living conditions of more than 2.1 million people, in 13 countries.

About One Drop

One Drop™ is an international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder, Guy Laliberté. The foundation's mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for some of the world's most vulnerable communities, through innovative partnerships, creativity, and the power of art.

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Some Notable Projects

Lazos de Agua Program

The Lazos de Agua Program seeks to provide sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to around 200,000 Latin Americans by December 2022. To date, Lazos de Agua has benefitted more than 108,000 people in rural and peri-urban areas in Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and Paraguay. By December 2022, Lazos de Agua will have benefitted around 200.000 people.

InPath Project, Malawi

The Integrated Pathways for Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (InPATH) project contributes to the reduction of maternal and child mortality. It is part of the Government of Canada's Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. By the end of 2021, the project would have benefitted 280,000 people.

Project Rajasthan

Project Rajasthan aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable communities in 200 villages in Southern Rajasthan, through sustainable and equitable access to WASH initiatives led by community and institutional partners. By the end of 2021, the project would have benefitted 240,000 people.

Want To Support Your Own Charity Through Guusto?

At Guusto, we’re committed to supporting charities that you feel passionate about! We allow the following for your chosen charity.

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Upon Request

Option to donate to your chosen charity for every gift sent. Our team would make donations on your behalf.

Guusto Cares Initiative

If you have a charity you would like to support, we will give the charity:

  • FREE access to the Guusto platform
  • FREE access to all of Guusto's premium features, including the Peer-to-Peer Nomination Box
  • Guusto would match 10% of your first funding and donate it to fund your charity’s Guusto Account. (Up to $500)

Sources: National Retail Federation (NRF), MasterCard International & TruCert Ltd, United Nations Data, US EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator, One Drop Foundation

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