Donation Round UP

large_20071116_salvationarmy_01The other day, I stopped at a local grocery store to pick up a few items and as I stopped, I heard that familiar sounding holiday bell.  A rather young person was stationed outside the door with the Salvation Army’s red bucket hoping to collect money from shoppers.  I decided that everyday this season, I would drop my shopping change into the bucket.  I proceeded to shop, paid for my goods and as I was leaving realized my hands were empty of change.  I had paid for my purchase with a debit card!  I began to wonder how the use of debit cards has impacted donations to the red buckets during holiday time.  Surely many others, like myself, would drop shopping change into the bucket.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone could design a program that could (with permission) round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and donate that amount to the Salvation Army, or other charity of your choice?  What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Donation Round UP

  1. There is a green movement search engine which works like what you suggest (and which I lost). Everytime someone uses their site, another organization donates 1 cent. Why don’t you start what you’re suggesting and I promise to back you up?


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