Your spare change can mean BIG change for families in need with the ChangeIt. The innovative fundraising idea allows BMO customers to round up and donate the “spare change” from their Mastercard purchases to the charities of their choice.
I’ve seen round-up fundraisers in action on cash sales in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever been offered the opportunity to do it on my credit card. With a program like this, I would definitely take advantage of it. Even those on tight budgets find it easier to give when they can simply round up their purchases to the nearest dollar amount.
This is such a spectacular opportunity to raise funds for charities. I especially love the fact that YOU get to choose where the funds go. I think that people are far more likely to donate when they know their money is going to a cause they love.
Canada is such a giving country. Did you know that 71 percent of Canadians donated to charity last year? Of those, 24 percent said they would have given more if it was easier to do so. ChangeIt definitely makes it easier. It’s a win/win for bother consumers and charities. Consumers get to give more to their favorite causes, and charities can reduce overhead by decreasing fundraising costs. Plus, they’ll reach new potential donors!
How does ChangeIt Work?
Donating your spare change on your purchases to your favorite charities is easy. Just head over to the ChangeIt website and register your card. Then choose your favorite charity and set your monthly roundup limit. Get your kids involved when you make your charity choice! Tell them about ChangeIt and how even the smallest donations really add up. Ask them which charities your family should choose to support.
Numerous charities are already on board with ChangeIt, so you’ll have plenty of options. Just a glance through their partners shows charities supporting children’s health organizations, animal welfare foundations, services to help feed the hungry and even art programs for kids.
You can track your donations online to see how much you’re giving. You’ll also get a monthly giving report. Plus, you’ll receive an Official Donation Receipt for tax time! If your budget changes and you need to cut back on your rounding up, you can lower your monthly limits at any time.
With ChangeIt, giving to those in need has really never been easier. I absolutely love the idea of this program and encourage you to check it out. Your “pocket change” can really add up to BIG change for your favorite causes!
Head over to the ChangeIt website now to learn more and enroll your card! Visit the ChangeIt Facebook page or follow on Twitter to keep up with news.
Which cause would you love to support with your spare change on your Mastercard purchases?
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