Domino’s Pizza first to offer microdonation service Pennies

first_img  55 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2010 | News Tagged with: corporate Digital microdonations Pennies Foundation penny on Trading Domino’s Pizza is the first retailer to offer its customers the option to top up their credit/debit card payment with a donation to charities of a few pennies using Pennies, “the electronic charity box”.Created by The Pennies Foundation, a UK registered charity, Pennies uses the existing retail payments system. Donations are always pennies, never pounds and giving is of course optional. There is “no personal information, no forms and no commitment to give”, according to the charity.Donations can be made by one touch of a button on the Chip and PIN machine in-store or when shopping online. Customers can donate between 1 penny and 99 pence to UK charities. “All the money that’s given will go to charity”, say the charity.Retailers choose the charities to benefit from the majority of the money raised through their outlets. In Domino’s Pizza case 75% of the income will be donated to Special Olympics Great Britain which provides confidence building year-round sports training and competition to people of all ages with learning disabilities.The remainder of the money collected in the electronic charity box will be distributed by The Pennies Foundation to charities delivering services to a range of people across the UK. During the initial period, these are Carers UK, Children’s Burns Trust, Children’s Hospices UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, RNIB, Shelter, The Prince’s Trust, and Youth Music.Consumers will know which charity is supported by the retailer before they decide to press ‘YES’ and give their pennies. The public can see details of all the charities being supported at www.pennies.org.uk.Alison Hutchinson, CEO of The Pennies Foundation, said: “Pennies are powerful and a lot of people giving a little can make a big difference. The more people who give a few pennies through the electronic charity box the more people can be helped. What’s exciting is that as more retailers join in, more charities can be supported. I’m looking forward to Pennies becoming a familiar sight on our high streets and online and I’m delighted to be starting this journey with such a popular brand as Domino’s.”The relevant software developments for the Domino’s launch were completed by Vexed Digital.Pennies from Pennies 4 Charity on Vimeo.www.pennies.org.uk Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Domino’s Pizza first to offer microdonation service Pennies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

WATCH: Trump Celebrates as Jobless Rate Falls To 13.3%

first_imgThis morning’s report from the Labor Department is vastly better than what analysts feared. The experts were forecasting a jobless rate near 20%, which would have been the worst since the Great Depression.President Trump will hold a news conference at the White House around 10:00 this morning, Eastern time. He announced the event in a tweet while cheering the new monthly jobs figures. The Labor Department says two and-a-half million jobs were added last month, far exceeding expectations from economic analysts. The unemployment rate fell to 13-point-three percent. It was 14.7% in April.The numbers reflect a slight recovery of economic activity after two months of free-fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump tweeted that the numbers are “Really Big” and added — “Great going President Trump (kidding but true)!” Trump also took a political shot at Democrats, saying they are “worried again.” He argued that the “only one that can kill this comeback is Sleepy Joe Biden!” Meantime, the coronavirus outbreak shows no sign of leveling off. The American death rate is now more than 108-thousand. Confirmed cases in the U.S. have exceeded one-point-eight million. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center is tracking the pandemic worldwide. (Undated) — The president is celebrating as the nation’s economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 13.3%.The stock market spiked in response to the more favorable jobs report.The numbers reflect a slight recovery of economic activity after two months of free-fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. last_img read more

England U16 team named to face Wales

first_img11 Sep 2019 England U16 team named to face Wales England Golf has selected an eight-strong team for the annual Boys’ match against Wales at Newport Golf Club on 21st-22nd SeptemberThe Players  Hugh Adams, 14, Hagley and Worcestershire, produced one of the rounds of the year when he carded a 10-under par 62 on his way to winning the Scottish Boys’ Under 14 Championship. He also won the Douglas Johns Trophy and was second on the defence of his title at the English Boys’ Under 14 Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy).Jack Bigham, 16, Harpenden and Hertfordshire, was a member of the English team that won this year’s Boys’ Home Internationals at Ashburnham.  He was sixth at the English Boys’ Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy), eighth at the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tenth at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He also represented England in the recent European Young Masters where he finished in a tie for 20th place.Josh Berry, 14, Doncaster and Yorkshire, won the Under 14 Trophy at the North of England Under 16 Championship. He was also third in the English Boys’ Under 14 Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy), seventh at the recent Italian International Under 16 Championship and eighth at the Belgian International Under 14 Boys’ Championship.Matthew Dodd-Berry, 15, Royal Liverpool and Cheshire, claimed the Boys’ title at the Midland Under 16 Championship at Hawkstone Park. He was also tied fourth in both the English Boys’ Under 16 Championship (McGregor Trophy) and the North Group Qualifying.Josh Hill, 15, Dubai, was also a member of the victorious winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals at Ashburham. He was 11th while representing England at the European Young Masters in the Czech Republic.Jack Ingham, 16, Eindhovensche, is based in Holland where his results this year include a fifth-place finish at the Dutch National Under 18 Stroke Play Championship and a tie for 14th at the Dutch Amateur Championship. He was also tied-17th at the English Boys’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Carris Trophy) and 21st at the Fairhaven Trophy.Harley Smith, 14, Rayleigh and Essex, was tied-fifth on his first appearance at an England Golf event at the English Boys’ Under 14 Stroke Play Championship (Reid Trophy) and followed that with a sixth-place finish at the English Boys’ Under 16 Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy).Reis Suart, 15, Welwyn Garden City and Hertfordshire, was third in the Midland Under 16 Boys’ Championship, fourth in the Douglas Johns Trophy and tied-sixth in the South of England Boys’ Championship.Caption: Hugh Adams has two wins on the season, including a -10 round of 62 to his name Tags: Harley Smith, Hugh Adams, Jack Bigham, Jack Ingham, Josh Hill, Matthew Dodd-Berry, Reis Suartlast_img read more