The Salvation Army supports donations through contactless solutions like Apple Pay and Google Pay. Although this news was announced last year, it’s a good reminder for 2020 as we head into the pandemic holiday season.
Salvation Army Apple Pay
Called “Kettle Pay”, the organization will post signs at participating red kettles across the country with smart chips and QR codes. Smartphone users can scan the code or place their iPhone close to the chip to seamlessly make a donation via a donation web page. Funds are distributed to local Salvation Army units based on your ZIP code, and a receipt will be sent to your email.
Lt. Colonel Ward Matthews, national spokesman for The Salvation Army:
We’re humbled by the generosity of those who give to our red kettles, and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to support their local community. We know not all shoppers carry dollars or coins to drop in, so we’ve made it convenient for them to join our Fight for Good and provide help for the more than 23 million people we are honored to serve each year.
If your smartphone doesn’t support the above payments, you can also donate by texting KETTLE to 91999.