Salvation Army Red Kettle Ringers To Start Accepting Credit Cards Through Square
During the holiday season, the Salvation Army usually rings bells and collects donations in front of restaurants and grocery stores. One of the problems I have is that I always use my credit card and almost never have spare change or cash. The Salvation Army is solving that problem for me by accepting credit cards by using Square credit card readers.
In 2010, the Red Kettles made about $142 million in donations to give needy people toys, food, and other necessities. Square is a credit card reader service that was started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Over 800,000 readers have been shipped across the U.S. If you want to donate to the Salvation Army online, they also have a campaign on their website.
The Salvation Army started Red Kettle donations in 1891. What a great time to celebrate the 120 year anniversary by using modern technology to increase donations.
[TIME]This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry