MEF Now Accepting Gift Cards as Donations

MEF is happy to announce that we now accept gift cards as donations! Through our partnership with Raise, we are able to convert gift cards into a cash donation for MEF kids.  

Raise will resell the gift cards we collect on their marketplace, donating the cash proceeds back to Midtown and Metro (up to 90% of the gift card's value). In 2015 alone, gift card sales in the US totaled ~ $164 billion dollars with an estimated $3.77 billion in unspent gift cards.

Midtown Educational Foundation is thrilled to offer this innovative, simple way for the MEF community to contribute toward Chicago student success and grateful for Raise's assistance in making this possible. 

If you have unused gifts cards collecting dust in your wallet or desk drawer, please consider donating them in support of MEF programs and services.

You can mail your gift cards to:

Midtown Educational Foundation
718 S. Loomis
Chicago, IL 60607

You can also drop your gift cards into the collection boxes in the Midtown and Metro volunteer centers, or bring them to a MEF event. Contact Pam at with any questions.