Social impact

Gifting with purpose

Guusto's commitment to giving back

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Our One Drop commitment

From day one, we’ve teamed up with the One Drop Foundation to donate one day of clean drinking water for every gift sent.

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.

Learn more about One Drop or its impact

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.

Why Our Business Embraced Philanthropy from the Get-go

Some notable projects include...

The price of plastic gift cards

Single-use plastic gift cards generate 5.8 million 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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Want to support your own charity through Guusto?

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At Guusto, we’re committed to supporting charities that you feel passionate about!

Instead of redeeming your Guusto gift for a merchant gift card, you can donate the funds to any charity of your choice. Our team would make the donations on your behalf.

The Guusto Cares Initiative

If you have a charity in mind that 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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