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Give us your partially used or unused gift cards, with any remaining balance.

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We collect, combine, and distribute the gift cards to community organizations. These organizations can then responsibly allocate them to individuals, families, and groups that will utilize them.

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To uphold our mandate of being an environmentally conscious organization, we recycle all leftover gift cards using TerraCycle®.

Our Vision

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re:give’s vision is to engage the local community in utilizing unusable resources in an effective and meaningful way.

Our mission is to empower the local community through collecting and consolidating stagnant monetary resources to create value. 

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Jenna Dobry (she/her),
Co-Founder & COO

Jenna is a born and raised Calgarian who currently works in Pediatric Oncology Research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Jenna was a founding member of a not for profit, Outrun the Stigma, founded in 2013 when she was an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary. Outrun the Stigma was the first and largest mental health awareness run in Western Canada and has raised over $173,000 for mental health organizations in Calgary between chapters in Calgary and Edmonton. Jenna prides herself in her attention to detail, being a reliable leader, and enjoying the more “behind the scenes” work like understanding and creating various applicable policies and procedures and monitoring for compliance. She recently graduated from a Master’s of Science in Law from Northwestern University which gave her a unique understanding of law and regulatory frameworks that has been an incredible asset to the development of re:give.

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give recognizes the vibrant small business community within Calgary and is excited to be a part of it! re:give intends to create collaborative opportunities to engage with Calgary-based businesses and ensure our relationships are always give and take- we need to support each other! 

re:give also recognizes our unique opportunity, as womxn, to empower other womxn and use our organization to empower the future of womxn entrepreneurship and will highlight this peripheral goal within our business plan and community engagement. 

If you are a local business owner or a young womxn who wants to learn more about the nonprofit/ entrepreneur sphere, visit our ‘Get Involved’ page, to learn how you can collaborate with us.

 

Andrea Burke (she/her),
Co-Founder & CEO

Our Team

Andrea is an aviation enthusiast, and gender advocate. Her tandem pursuit of a commercial pilots license and a gender studies degree has provided her a large community network, which has allowed her to build relationships with professionals from a variety of sectors. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Club of Calgary, and her ability to build valuable relationships, as well as her marketing skills, have provided her the opportunity to sit on the communications and membership committee. Andrea strives to be an innovative problem solver, and enjoys exercising her skills as an effective leader and communicator. Andrea hopes to pair her experience, education, and tenacity to work towards diversity and inclusivity within the nonprofit sector and beyond. 

Megan Bailey (she/her), Data Management Associate

Growing up in Toronto, Megan recently moved to Calgary in 2019 and currently works as a Strategy Analyst for ATB Financial. Megan is dedicated to contributing to the pursuit of elevating innovation in today’s financial environment. She joins us from Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. In Megan’s spare time, she enjoys skiing, horse-back riding, and spending time with her dog, Stella.

Sarah Ince (she/her), Communications Manager

Sarah is a self-professed busy bee. Currently she is working as an HR Manager at a Financial Planning & Investment Management Firm, while studying towards a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Regina. She is focused on employee communications, establishing and supporting strategic HR direction, developing change management plans and everything in between. Sarah hopes to use her communication experience with content strategy and development to maximize re:give’s community outreach and engagement. In her spare time, Sarah is an avid travel enthusiast, cat mom and newly avid golfer.

Britney Dehler (she/her), Event and Logistics Coordinator

Britney has worked in the event industry for six years, and has loved every minute of it. Her love for events was first discovered while attending UBC, completing her undergrad in Psychology. She started her events career by planning intramural events for the university campus and its students. Planning events ranging from a student tennis tournament to a large Triathlon, she’s done it all. The thing she loves most about events is bringing people together, and fostering a sense of community. Now working in marketing, Britney still loves planning events, and giving back to the community. When she’s not learning a new skill, or trying to balance her busy schedule, she can be found hiking up a mountain, or skiing down one. 

Tyrone Visser (he/him), Technology Consultant

Tyrone is a technology enthusiast in every sense of the word.  Tyrone works with client’s day-in and day-out on solving industrial automation solutions as Regional Sales Manager at WAGO.  In his spare time he has helped numerous startups with their technology and automation focused goals, from equipment startup and implementation to IT and backend support.  Tyrone’s community-focused goals are to help younger generations foster an entrepreneurial mindset and help instill the values required for personal success in both career and life.

Land Acknowledgment

It is our duty as Canadians to begin the journey toward reconciliation. re:give is situated on land that is now known as Calgary. However, this land is traditionally named Moh-kins-tsis (Blackfoot), Guts’ists’i (Tsuut’ina), Wîchîspa (Îyâxe), and Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy). 

In the spirit of truth and respect, re:give acknowledges the sacred land it was birthed and exists upon. Southern Alberta is situated on Treaty 7 land, which includes the Blackfoot First Nation tribes of Siksika, the Piikuni, and the Kainai, as well as the Îyâxe (Stoney) Nakoda First Nations tribes of Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley, and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. Southern Alberta is also home to the Métis Nation (Region III).

re:give honours the original people of this land, and will bring to bring to the fore the importance of acting in a good way and upholding the spirit of the mountains, foothills, and prairies. re:give will work towards this by amplifying Indigenous voices, and creating space for Indigenous volunteers, partners, and stakeholders. 

Fulfill your duty as a Canadian and begin your journey towards reconciliation, by reading “Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action“, and the Calgary Foundations “Treaty 7 Indigenous Ally Toolkit“.

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Due to COVID, for now we will only be accepting gift cards by organized pick up for 20 cards or more, and via our mail in option. 

To organize a pick up, please send an email to the address listed below. If you choose to mail in gift cards, re:give will provide free postage. 

Email us: connect@re-give.com

Mail us: 73014 2555 Woodview Drive S.W. T2W 6E4, Calgary, AB.

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If you are a community outreach organization who would like to receive any denomination of fully loaded gift cards to redistribute to your clients, send us an email. We would love to partner with you!

Donate

re:give would be nothing without our generous donors.

Partner With Us

If you are a local/small business owner that would like to engage more with the community and participate in social action, get involved with us! 

Opportunities For Young Womxn

Are you a young womxn interested in entrepreneurship? 

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re:give’s community impact would be insignificant if not for our valued partnerships. re:give intends to positively impact all parts of the local community, including growing small businesses and helping establish Calgary as a entrepreneurial hub. Every company we feature on our website has helped us work towards our vision, and has impacted re:give’s operations in a major way. re:give prioritizes these businesses when hosting events, using products or services, and places them at the forefront of our marketing. Please take the time to read about these amazing businesses- Calgary wouldn’t be what it is without them. 

Keep up with our blog to track re:give’s journey from conception, to (hopefully) success. It is here that the founders, and the rest of the team, will provide a candid look at what it’s like to start a non-profit, the struggles re:give faces, the successes re:give wins, and everything in between. re:give hopes to create a space that welcomes young entrepreneurs and change makers to work towards their goals- this blog will be an informal resource for those that wish to join this space. We hope you laugh with us, cry with us, and join us on this amazing journey to elicit positive social change within our community.  

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The Beginnings

One of these average Friday nights we were sipping and chatting and I was telling her about how I would often keep gift cards in my wallet and give them out when someone in downtown was asking for some change or a bite to eat. I never keep change on me so gift cards were the next easiest thing since I always forgot that I had them so wouldn’t miss them if I gave them away. I could see a light turn on in her head, she saw an opportunity. 

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Sarah is a self-professed busy bee. Currently she is working as an HR Manager at a Financial Planning & Investment Management Firm, while studying towards a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Regina. She is focused on employee communications, establishing and supporting strategic HR direction, developing change management plans and everything in between. Sarah hopes to use her communication experience with content strategy and development to maximize re:give’s community outreach and engagement. In her spare time, Sarah is an avid travel enthusiast, cat mom and newly avid golfer.

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Tyrone is a technology enthusiast in every sense of the word.  Tyrone works with client’s day-in and day-out on solving industrial automation solutions as Regional Sales Manager at WAGO.  In his spare time he has helped numerous startups with their technology and automation focused goals, from equipment startup and implementation to IT and backend support.  Tyrone’s community-focused goals are to help younger generations foster an entrepreneurial mindset and help instill the values required for personal success in both career and life.

 

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Growing up in Toronto, Megan recently moved to Calgary in 2019 and currently works as a Strategy Analyst for ATB Financial. Megan is dedicated to contributing to the pursuit of elevating innovation in today’s financial environment. She joins us from Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. In Megan’s spare time, she enjoys skiing, horse-back riding, and spending time with her dog, Stella.

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Jenna is a born and raised Calgarian who currently works in Pediatric Oncology Research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Jenna was a founding member of a not for profit, Outrun the Stigma, founded in 2013 when she was an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary. Outrun the Stigma was the first and largest mental health awareness run in Western Canada and has raised over $173,000 for mental health organizations in Calgary between chapters in Calgary and Edmonton. Jenna prides herself in her attention to detail, being a reliable leader, and enjoying the more “behind the scenes” work like understanding and creating various applicable policies and procedures and monitoring for compliance. She recently graduated from a Master’s of Science in Law from Northwestern University which gave her a unique understanding of law and regulatory frameworks that has been an incredible asset to the development of re:give.

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Andrea is an aviation enthusiast, and gender advocate. Her tandem pursuit of a commercial pilots license and a gender studies degree has provided her a large community network, which has allowed her to build relationships with professionals from a variety of sectors. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Club of Calgary, and her ability to build valuable relationships, as well as her marketing skills, have provided her the opportunity to sit on the communications and membership committee. Andrea strives to be an innovative problem solver, and enjoys exercising her skills as an effective leader and communicator. Andrea hopes to pair her experience, education, and tenacity to work towards diversity and inclusivity within the nonprofit sector and beyond.