People with smartphones have a new feature at their fingertips. Announced today by the Agapè Centre, Text to Donate gives people the opportunity to text a $10 donation to the Agapè Centre, right from their smartphone. “It’s really about getting everyone involved in giving,” said Alyssa Blais, Executive Director of the Agapè Centre, who is launching Text to Donate this week-end at the Aultsville Film Festival. “You can use your phone anytime to donate – and for any reason. Today, I joined several people who took out their phones and made text donations because they want to continue supporting the Agapè Centre. They know how important their support is to help feed hungry families.”
Text donations are a simple process. Donors type HUNGER and send a text to 45678 to make a $ 10 donation to the Agapè Centre. The donation is automatically applied to their next phone bill with no additional fees or surcharges. Funds received are directed to the Agapè Centre. “We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its ongoing commitment to our community. Without them, we would not of been able to consider this new technology. The Agapè Centre is very excited to launch this new opportunity to raise funds in a mobile environment,” said Alyssa Blais.