Gift Card Initiative (GCI)

Every dollar of a gift card donated from the accepted stores listed below can be 100% credited to the THON Organization, IDC, or Committee of your choice!

Welcome to the Gift Card Initiative (GCI)! The Gift Card Initiative is an effort by Supply Logistics, Hospitality, and other THON Volunteers to solicit and receive gift card donations. These gift cards are used to purchase items that we are unable to get donated. GCI plays a vital role in lowering THON’s internal costs, helping ensure 91 cents of every dollar is donated For The Kids® .

Get Involved

Any THON supporter may donate gift cards! Accepted gift cards (listed below) may be turned into the THON Office or mailed to 227D HUB, University Park, PA 16802. If you would like to credit an Org/Committee/IDC please include the name.

For information on how to reach out to stores and other key resources, click below.

Official GCI Letterhead GCI Calling and Email Script Mail-In Instructions
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Accepted Stores

All gift cards from the accepted list below can be 100% credited to an Org, IDC, or Committee!


Help Supply the Fight

Donations can enter your Committee, Organization, Commonwealth Campus, or Independent Dancer Couple for a chance to win these great incentives! Every $20 credited in gift cards will result in a ticket in the incentive drawing. The cutoff for entrance in the incentives drawing is January 25th, 2020.


-Hospitality Committee Catering THON Weekend Watch Party


-Private Line Dance Teaching


-Commonwealth Challenge Points
-Video Focus during All U Hour THON Weekend


-Extra Ticket in IDC Lottery

The Impact of GCI

GCI plays a vital role in lowering THON’s internal costs. The items purchased with gift cards benefit many aspects of pre-THON and THON Weekend events!

Here are a few examples of how donated gift cards help THON:

A Meal To Stand For

Giant, Wegmans, and Weis gift cards are used to purchase dancer, Captain, and family meals THON weekend. Helping to empower and fuel the THON community!

Spreading THON’s Mission

A seemingly small Staples, Target, or Walmart gift card can be turned into a message seen by hundreds of thousands. Last year, gift cards were used to purchase foam boards used during THON Athletic events.

For the Families

We are always in need of arts and craft supplies used to engage and support our families. Using gift cards to purchase these crucial items allows more of every dollar to be donated to directly impact our Four Diamonds Families.