UCAN GIFT INC. (U CAN GIFT) a proudly Canadian company, is pleased to announce that it is has recently received approval from Canada’s Mobile Giving Foundation to offer text donation services to registered charities. Text donations are applied directly to the donor’s cell phone bill. With U CAN GIFT, charities can collect $5, $10, $20 and $25 donations billed directly to the donor’s cell phone. U CAN GIFT will work with media brands to organize, promote and enable mobile giving services.
“We are proud to have been selected by Boost CYAC to support the Give a Kid High Five campaign to raise awareness of the importance of building self-esteem in our children,” said David Farnes, Founding Partner, U CAN GIFT.
“We are tremendously excited to be able to offer Canadians the ability to text a donation to Boost, “ says Karyn Kennedy, Executive Director, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre. “We’ve seen the results from campaigns executed by other charities and we are thrilled to expand the Give a Kid High Five program beyond online donations to now include text donations.”
U CAN GIFT will use Magnet Mobile Media’s SMS Gateway, and will support Magnet’s collaborations with television and radio stations effective immediately.
“Magnet is excited to work with U CAN GIFT to provide charities with easy to implement, customizable fundraising campaigns.” stated Mr. Ruaridh Anderson, Senior Vice President of Magnet Mobile Media. “The Give a Kid High Five campaign is a great example of leveraging Magnet’s SMS Gateway to create an opportunity for sponsors to encourage donations.”
U CAN GIFT supports charities by providing mobile marketing expertise and access to its online campaign management tools. The direct to mobile operator SMS gateway and powerful, self-service platform, fully controls keywords on mobile short codes and allows charities to build SMS opt-in databases that are fully CASL compliant. Charities can integrate mobile calls to action into marketing channels such as radio spots, social media, email and print ads.