eftpos Needs Help to Donate $1M to an Aussie Charity
12 July 2012 at 12:09 pm
eftpos is donating $1million to charity
Electronic funds transfer system company, eftpos Australia, wants to donate $1 million dollars to charity and it wants Australia’s opinion about which worthy cause should receive the donation.
eftpos Managing Director Bruce Mansfield said there were so many worthy causes in Australia that eftpos was seeking input and guidance from Australian consumers about where the money could be put to best use this year.
Last year, Australian encouraged eftpos to donate $1 million to the Salvos for a number of community programs across Australia.
Mansfield said eftpos had already spoken to a number of Australian charities and the community’s opinion would also be a key consideration in making the decision.
He said eftpos has launched a Facebook site asking Australians to select their preference for where the donation should be directed from a number of important social issues, including:
- Assisting people with disabilities
- Helping disadvantaged families and children
- Disease prevention
- Medical research
- Mental health and depression
- Supporting families and children through health crisis
“Based on our research, these are some of the major issues in our society that would benefit from a significant donation,” Mansfield said.
“They are all very worthy of our support. That’s why we’re asking for a little guidance from the Australian community. After all, we will be asking the community to get involved in the eftpos Giveback campaign at Christmas, so we thought they might like to get involved in the selection process as well.”
Almost 6 million eftpos transactions are made each day, comprising $285 million in purchases and $40 million in cash out. In 2011, Australian consumers performed more than 2.1 billion eftpos transactions worth $131 billion at 325,000 merchants, using 750,000 eftpos terminals.