Mobile payments apps have inspired plenty of innovation in the payments ecosystem, and now one mobile payments dining app is enabling people to give back.
MyCheck has teamed up with Round It Up America, a nonprofit organization, in order to allow its platform to act as a method for consumers to make charitable donations — but in a faster, and more seamless mobile-friendly manner. Recent stats show that donations made via mobile devices now account for nearly 10 percent of all donations being gathered for charities.
“As a multi-national company we are proud to join with Round It Up America and its nonprofit partners, which are doing vital and much-needed work across the U.S.,” said Tal Zvi Nathanel, U.S. CEO of MyCheck. “By incorporating Round it Up America into the MyCheck platform we are making it easy for charity minded restaurants to showcase their initiatives, and likewise, to inspire diners to easily, securely and instantly donate to charity by rounding up their bill when they pay from their smartphone.”
When consumers want to make a donation, they can do so by using the “Round it Up” option when paying for a bill at a restaurant where MyCheck is accepted. The app then automatically rounds the payment to the nearest dollar, and the difference is sent on to the restaurant’s chosen charity. And because MyCheck is already integrated with those restaurant’s POS systems, the donations are automatically sent to Round It Up America on a monthly basis.
Restaurant partners currently fund over 100 charities, including Operation Homefront, Feeding America, Make A Wish, No Kid Hungry – Share our Strength, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Red Cross and the ProStart, among others.
“We are thrilled to partner with MyCheck, whose mobile payment platform makes it just one click to donate to a worthy cause,” said Michelle McCarthy, COO of Round it Up America. “We look forward to growing our donations through MyCheck and its major restaurant brand partners across the country as it continues to help them create compelling and engaging customer experiences.”