Thank you for considering donating your basketball cards or basketball card collection to Donate Cards. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and a donation of basketball cards will ultimately create a lot of positivity. Let us explain a little about how your donation of basketball cards will be used:
There are a few ways your basketball card donations will be used. One of our primary goals is to donate basketball cards to underprivileged children and children who are in long-term hospital stays. I many cases, to do this it’s required that the basketball cards still be new in packaging.
Since the vast majority of basketball cards donated come already opened, we circumvent this issue by doing the following. When we locate basketball cards that have significant value, we will sell them and then use the money generated from that sale to purchase new basketball cards still in the packaging. To get the most out of this transaction, we partner with basketball companies, as well as other businesses, to obtain the new in pack basketball cards at discounted prices.
Basketball cards that don’t have enough value to sell are still wanted and valuable to us. We use these basketball cards to create bundles for teachers and other youth organizations. These teachers and other organizers can use these basketball cards as prize incentives for the students and program participants. We’re currently also creating a basketball card math lesson bundle where teachers can use basketball cards and a lesson plan to teach students various math concepts like percentages. We hope to be able to donate hundreds of these basketball card math lesson bundles to any teacher or school that desires them, but especially to at-risk students and schools with limited resources due to budget restrictions.
For those who are still on the fence as to whether or not they should donate their basketball cards to Donate Cards, below you can find a number of reasons we feel making the donation is a wonderful choice.
Donating is a Worthwhile Cause
One of the best aspects of donating your basketball cards to Donate Cards is that all the cards will go toward great causes. Your basketball cards will go to help provide the joy that basketball cards bring to underprivileged children as well as children who require long hospital stays. They will also go to help teachers make math more enjoyable by using the cards as a tool to understand math concepts in an interesting and unique way.
Donate Cards, in many cases, is able to get a higher value from the basketball cards than you can on your own. With a list of basketball card buyers that fully support our cause, we can typically get the true value of each card compared to selling it to a basketball card dealer who would need to purchase the cards at a large discount to make money. When we purchase new packs of cards, our relationships with basketball card makers and retailers means we are able to buy many more for the same amount of money than a typical person could buy meaning the kids end up with more cards for the same amount spent. In addition, many of the lower value cards that a sports card dealer might simply throw away we can still use to help out teachers and students. By donating to us, you’ll make sure that the true value of your basketball cards and collection goes to helping deserving children.
Sharing Basketball Love
One of the reasons you likely collected basketball cards was due to the fun and the excitement they brought to you when you were a child. By donating your basketball cards, you’re providing an opportunity for a new generation of kids to find that same joy and love that likely won’t otherwise have that opportunity. Your generous gift helps a new generation of kids enjoy the love of basketball card collecting.
Your Donation is Tax-Deductible
Donate Cards is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization which means you’re able to deduct the full value of your basketball cards and basketball collection on your federal tax return. It’s a wonderful way to reduce your taxes while at the same time benefiting a lot of children.
Please feel free to leave a comment or contact us directly with any questions you may have about making a basketball card donation to our organization. We’ll do our best to answer all of your questions in a timely manner.