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Glyde converts you old video games into charitable donations

Posted by: Chuck at 6/11/2010 6:30 AM
If you're like me you've got a ton of old video games, movies, and books lying around your house collecting dust and annoying your significant other (let's be honest, you're probably not playing Rock Band 1 anymore).  The folks at Glyde would like to help you with that probably and help charities at the same time.  All you have to do is go to their website and list the stuff you want to sell and the charities you want the money to go to.  When someone buys that game they send you a mailer and then cut a check to the charity (it's so simple a game journalist can do it). 

You can help the process along by going online and purchasing a few of the items that are up for sale as well.  The process seems fairly simple and it's nice to be able to fight clutter and cancer at the same time. 


Glyde Turns Unwanted Games Into Charitable Donations

Buying, Selling and Donating is Safe, Simple and Rewarding

Palo Alto, CA – (June 10, 2010) – Glyde, a remarkably simple online marketplace for buying and selling video games, DVDs, CDs and books, has found a way to make donating to charities simple too. In this challenging economy, many consumers are looking for ways to give that don't involve writing a check, so Glyde developed an easy-to-use, in-kind fundraising program where donations are made in used goods instead of money.

There is more than $300 billion of used media gathering dust on peoples’ shelves while its value depreciates to zero, and well over $25 billion is used video games. Now gamers can help someone in need just by trimming down their game collections.

It takes just 10 seconds to donate an item, type in the name of any 501(c)(3)charity and check a box to donate all or some of the proceeds to that charity. Once the item has been sold, Glyde sends a stamped, pre-addressed envelope to the donor's home. Buyers can support their favorite causes by shopping for pledged items, getting a great game at a bargain price. Glyde, in turn, cuts a check to the organization.

“Doing good has never been so easy,” said Simon Rothman, CEO of Glyde. “We know that gamers have big hearts and we’ve created a painless way to turn the stuff they don't want into cash for charities.”
How to Turn Household Items into Charitable Donations

Look around your house. Find a video game, DVD, CD, or book collecting dust on your bookshelf. With only a few clicks, you can turn it into much-needed cash for your favorite charity. How to Donate
Buying Never Felt So Good

Support your favorite charity by purchasing pledged items. Enjoy fantastic deals on new and pre-owned video games, DVDs, CDs, and books, and feel great about your purchase - your money is going to a good cause. Click here to see all items pledged to charity.
Partner with Glyde

Glyde believes that building a great business and helping communities can go hand-in-hand. We're looking for nonprofits who would like to take advantage of this new method of fundraising. If you or someone you know is involved in the management of a charity and would like to find out more information about how to raise money through Glyde, please contact us at charity@glyde.com.
Check out some of our featured charity stores:

Red Cross store
Reading Is Fundamental store
The Children's Health Fund store
Accelerated Cure Project store
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo store
About Glyde

Glyde was founded by Internet veterans from eBay, AOL and Excite to democratize ecommerce. Glyde is committed to making online buying and selling safe, simple and accessible. Glyde Corporation is based in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.glyde.com.