BROOKLYN, N.Y. (9/10/15)--Consumers soon will be able to make donations to charity using an ATM. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Access One ATM and ATM manufacturer Genmega will debut Charity ATM Sept. 15-17 at the National ATM Council 2015 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
Charity ATM is a free software upgrade program that lets ATM users process a donation as a separate transaction on Genmega ATMs. No modifications to hardware are required.
Charity ATM will undergo testing in New York City throughout September.
Currently Charity ATM supports the National Children’s Cancer Society. The ATM program will adopt other charity partners in the coming months and expand to other cities and states later this year, said Access One ATM and Genmega.
Consumer charitable donations have risen the past few years to $228.93 billion, 72% of total contributions to charity, said the companies. They cited a 2014 Nielsen survey, “Doing Well By Doing Good,” which found that 69% of millennials want businesses to make it easier for consumers to get involved in societal issues, said Access One ATM and Genmega.