The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at its Red Kettles.
The Salvation Army has smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettles in Summit County, allowing shoppers to simply “bump” or scan with their phones to make a digital donation.
Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options. The funds then will be distributed to a local Salvation Army based on the donor’s billing ZIP code, and an email receipt will be sent directly to their phone.
“We love the generosity of folks who stuff our Red Kettles with jingle money and bills, but so often people do not carry cash,” said Major Steven Stoops, Summit County area coordinator and corps officer. “We’ve rolled out this new option at the early Kettles in our local Acme stores, and all our Kettle stands will have the chip technology the day after Thanksgiving.”
Green arrows saying “No cash? No problem!” point to the near-field technology chips on the Kettle signs.
To learn more, visit salvationarmyakron.org.