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FundScrip announces Running Room as new participating retailer

FundScrip (powered by Fundstream Inc.) has announced today that The Running Room has joined the FundScrip catalogue of participating gift card retailers. FundScrip groups can look forward to introductory donations of 8% from The Running Room cards. Regular donations will be 6%.

Peter Gaty, director responsible for content partnerships at Fundstream said: “We’re very pleased to welcome this new participating retailer. The Running Room has the giving culture “running” through its veins. They even dedicate an entire section to it on their website! To fitness-conscious FundScrip supporters, this gift card addition is wonderful news. We are thrilled to help spread The Running Rooms’ giving philosophy through our gift card fundraising program.”

The FundScrip program allows not-for-profit organizations, cultural groups, schools and sports teams the opportunity to raise money by purchasing gift cards at face value from leading retailers and FundScrip will donate a percentage back to the group.

The Running Room is North America's largest specialty retailer of running and walking footwear, apparel, and accessories.

About FundScrip

FundScrip is a Canadian fundraising program operated by Fundstream Inc. that asks supporters of your group to pay for their everyday purchases (i.e., groceries, gas, gifts and household items) and gifts with gift cards bought through the FundScrip program. Supporters can choose gift cards from over 150 retailers across Canada. Typically a group of 50 supporters can raise $18,000 per year. Visit www.fundscrip.com for more information.

About Running Room

The Running Room was founded in 1984 by John Stanton in one room of an old house shared with a hairdressing shop in Edmonton, Alberta. More than 25 years later, the Running Room is one of North America's most recognized names in running and walking. His sons, John Jr. and Jason are now partners with John in the family-owned Canadian company that has more than 110 locations in Canada and the USA. For more information, please visit www.runningroom.com.