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Stories from the our team, partners, and community

Responsive Hope

Responsive Hope

Jun 8, 2017

Zelda recounted early days, before there was trust. “He told her for two years his name was TJ when it was really Clarence. He didn’t give his real name because he thought she might be a cop.” Zelda Mayer | Director of Development at I Grow Chicago Clarence quickly learned “her” name…

The Launch of Give Now

The Launch of Give Now

May 16, 2017

Today we launch Give Now. Here’s why: In Feb of 2016 (back during our LA pilot), parents began coming to the platform hoping to start a conversation about giving back with their kids in a way that was personal and relatable. The problem was, at that time, only party hosts and guests could actually…

Introducing: Daymaker

Introducing: Daymaker

Mar 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. — As of March 28, 2017, CommuniGift becomes Daymaker. After years of gifting, celebrating and learning, we reveal a name and brand that measures up to the magic moments we’ve been creating together all along. Our goal since inception: to make giving simple and meaningful.…

The Unforgettable Moments

The Unforgettable Moments

Mar 27, 2017

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. Tomorrow we're announcing some pretty big news. It's going to be big and fun and exciting, and we cannot wait to watch it unfold.…

The 2016 Holiday Platform

The 2016 Holiday Platform

Jan 6, 2017

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. As we look back on the 2016 Holiday Platform (November 15-December 25), we are blown away by how much good was accomplished. We…

Announcing: Atlanta!

Announcing: Atlanta!

Nov 18, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. Before we launched in Los Angeles, and before Charlotte welcomed us into the fold, we were students at Chapel Hill with a desire…

The First CommuniGift Ambassadors!

The First CommuniGift Ambassadors!

Jun 15, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. The Jones girls are adding a whole new role to their repertoire: CommuniGift Ambassadors Maggie Elizabeth Jones, the star at…

Welcome to the QC

Welcome to the QC

May 26, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. Our Charlotte Story A few months back, CommuniGift piloted a platform that enabled birthday hosts to invite their party guests…

Howdy, Partner!

Howdy, Partner!

May 20, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. We're pleased to welcome Sports Connection to the CommuniGift family! As Charlotte's go-to party spot, Sports Connection is the…

 Ripple effect

Ripple effect

May 11, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. It all started with Millie. A few weeks before her party, friends received their invitation: “Celebrate and Give Back for…

Advocate, family member, friend.

Advocate, family member, friend.

May 10, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. It’s hard to walk away from a conversation with Rosa without feeling lighter. Like life is more managable. Happier. That’s…

Giving Back & Having Fun

Giving Back & Having Fun

Apr 27, 2016

"I think there are two things I want to instill in my children. The first one is that I want them to have fun—to enjoy life and to do things that make them happy, to be brave and to try new things. The second is to be a good citizen within your community—to learn how to serve and to give…

The CommuniGift 5

The CommuniGift 5

Mar 1, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. Week after week, more and more gifts are being sent to children who would otherwise go without on their birthday. The gifts, sent…

 Kid Blog: Millie's Party Debrief

Kid Blog: Millie's Party Debrief

Feb 22, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. After her CommuniGift Birthday party, 8-year-old Millie shared a few thoughts. Here's what she had to say: "I think that a…

Magic at Mar Vista Gardens

Magic at Mar Vista Gardens

Feb 2, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. For J Gonzales, it's more than a job. As the director of the Boys & Girls Clubs, Mar Vista Gardens Branch, J makes it his…

Guest Blog: The Day my 3-year-old Learned Multiplication

Guest Blog: The Day my 3-year-old Learned Multiplication

Jan 25, 2016

On March 28, 2017, CommuniGift became Daymaker. This post was published prior to that launch but is certainly a part of the wonderful journey that got us to where we are. Although that may sound impressive, it’s not exactly what you would think. This year, for her 3rd birthday, she found out what…