As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, 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 the iconic Red Kettles.
The Salvation Army has placed smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettle signs across the Greater Winston-Salem area, allowing shoppers to simply “bump” or scan their phones to make a digital donation. Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options and an email receipt will be sent directly to their phone.
Now in its 129th year, The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is one of the oldest and largest charitable campaigns in the world. Every year, the campaign raises millions of dollars to provide toys for kids at Christmas, clothes and shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, after-school programs for kids, and other services to America’s most vulnerable populations year-round.
This year, as the continuing COVID-19 pandemic makes us all more concerned about maintaining our health and safety, being able to donate at a traditional Red Kettle in a touchless way is a new imperative.
So this year, donate with a "bump" and remember, Apple Pay and Google Pay are also Kettle Pay!