Donate gift cards

You can convert your unused gift cards and merchandise return credits into quick, convenient and valuable donations to Covenant House. The average Canadian household receives over $500 in gift cards each year, many of which are never redeemed. If your wallet is filling up with them, you can donate them today.

Making your donation of gift cards is easy. Simply follow these steps to make your donation:

  1. Register your gift card donation on’s website here

  2. Mail your gift cards to CardSwap:

    CS Distribution Center
    250 Consumers Road, Unit 712
    Toronto ON  M2J 4V6

  3. Upon receipt of the gift cards, CardSwap will validate the amount on each card and issue payment for the indicated amount (up to 85% of the redemption value of the gift card) along with a donor report to Covenant House.

  4. We will issue you a tax receipt for the corresponding amount received.

CardSwap, a Toronto-based company, provides the service to convert gift cards and merchandise credits into valuable donations by directly purchasing these cards for up to 85% of face value. These proceeds are received upfront and wholly donated on your behalf to Covenant House.

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