Written by Phil Cerroni
This holiday season, The Salvation Army is giving people a new way to donate to its traditional red kettles at 21 locations in and near Irving. Until Christmas Eve, local red kettle stands will display two QR codes – one for a $5 donation and one for a $10 donation – that can be made by scanning the codes with a smart phone. The donations will specifically support The Salvation Army in Irving.
With fewer people carrying cash in their pockets or purses, this new opportunity provides a viable giving option for compassionate people who might come up dry if they reached for some change or a dollar.
Although carrying cash is a declining trend, more and more people are carrying smart phones. According to Nielson, nearly half (49.7 percent) of cell phone users now have smart phones, which is a 38 percent increase over last year.
For those who have a QR code app that reads the codes, this will give them a new way to give to help the less fortunate in their community.
Source: The Salvation Army