Alone, the charity that supports older people to age at home, launched its ‘Tap to give’ campaign throughout Ireland in all ten of The Butler’s Pantry’s stores this weekend. The campaign was launched with the aid of Anne Doyle, Alone’s Christmas Ambassador.
These are the first ‘Tap to give’ contactless collection boxes to be made available to the public who wish to donate through the gourmet grocery store.
Jacquie Marsh, Managing Director of The Butler’s Pantry, commented at the launch, “We are delighted to work with Alone, to create awareness for their great work in supporting older people to age with dignity at home. We have a really good feeling about the new ‘tap and give’ facility, it is quick, customer friendly and allows us engage with our customers about Alone. Win win all the way!”
Alone is continually developing new ways to meet the needs of their service users. As well as launching the contactless donation boxes, the charity is researching technologies that will assist older people to age at home.
Sean Moynihan, CEO of Alone, commented, “We have partnered with All Points Payments and The Butler’s Pantry to be the first charity to roll out contactless collection boxes in Ireland. The initiative is designed to allow people who do not carry cash to give money, even when they have no coins to throw into a traditional collection bucket.
“It is the latest sign of how Ireland is moving towards becoming a ‘cashless’ society. Donating just €2 when you are picking up your coffees helps us to continue to provide services to older people nationwide.”
Alone is an independent charity that supports older people to age at home.
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