It is official – in an effort to bring you new ways to donate to your Metro Vancouver regional parks, Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) has joined ChangeIt!
What is ChangeIt?
ChangeIt is a new and innovative way to automatically round up your payment card purchases, creating Virtual Change that you can then automatically direct to Pacific Parklands Foundation!
Your sales receipts for all purchases will remain unchanged so if you like to keep track of your purchases – fear not, you will still be able to do so! You will also have complete control over your rounding preferences and therefore how much you donate.
Whether buying back-to-school clothes or your morning coffee, ChangeIt makes it easy for you to automatically donate to your regional parks every time you make a purchase for yourself or someone else.
Rather than succumb to the guilt of a sales associate asking you to donate to a select charity, choose your charity up front and feel confident knowing that your change will go to an organization you value and support; feel confident knowing your Virtual Change will go right back into the regional parks!
How much does ChangeIt take off the top of my donation?
Nothing. ChangeIt does not take a cut from your donation; ChangeIt passes 100% of your Virtual Change directly to Pacific Parklands Foundation. PPF will then issue you a full tax receipt annually (we will let all your Virtual Change add up).
How much do we pay for this service?
ChangeIt does not charge PPF upfront registration, setup or an annual membership fee for the service.
We are only required to pay a nominal administrative fee of 6.9% if we receive donations. Charities only pay a nominal administration fee of 6.9% IF they receive donations to help offset the cost of their automatic donations deposit, unlimited use of marketing materials for their donors, donation receipt reports and access to real-time customer support.
Be sure to visit their website and take a tour of a mock donor account!