NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a joint commitment to charitable giving, MyCheck, an innovative mobile payment technology platform, and Round It Up America® (RIUA), a non-profit organization striving to make change across America through a simple, yet powerful restaurant-driven charitable giving program, have entered into an agreement whereby MyCheck will feature RIUA in its mobile payment technology platform.
U.S. charitable giving is predicted to grow by nearly five percent this year and again in 2016, with individual and household donations comprising approximately 70 percent of all donations, and nearly 10 percent of donations coming from mobile devices, according to recent studies.
“As a multi-national company we are proud to join with Round It Up America and its nonprofit partners, which are doing vital and much-needed work across the U.S.,” said Tal Zvi Nathanel, U.S. CEO of MyCheck. “By incorporating Round it Up America into the MyCheck platform we are making it easy for charity minded restaurants to showcase their initiatives, and likewise, to inspire diners to easily, securely and instantly donate to charity by rounding up their bill when they pay from their smartphone.”
MyCheck is an advanced mobile payment technology platform that, through custom apps, extends hospitality brands into the mobile world. MyCheck transforms the guest experience through real-time loyalty rewards, ordering ahead, and splitting or paying checks from a smartphone, using Paypal, Google Wallet, Apple Pay, credit or debit cards. By seamlessly integrating RIUA donation capabilities, the MyCheck platform further strengthens restaurant customer engagement and goodwill by elevating hospitality brands’ commitment to charitable giving.
The MyCheck platform enables diners to donate to RIUA charities via branded restaurant mobile payment apps by selecting “Round It Up” when viewing their live bill, which then automatically increases their total payment to the nearest dollar. The amount to be donated to the restaurant’s chosen charity is the monetary difference between the dining bill and “Rounded Up” amounts. Because MyCheck is integrated with point-of-sale systems (POS), a restaurant’s daily POS report tracks total RIUA donations, which are subsequently submitted to RIUA on a monthly basis. RIUA restaurant partners currently fund over 100 charities, including Operation Homefront, Feeding America, Make A Wish, No Kid Hungry – Share our Strength, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Red Cross and the ProStart, among others.
“We are thrilled to partner with MyCheck, whose mobile payment platform makes it just one click to donate to a worthy cause,” said Michelle McCarthy, COO, Round it Up America. “We look forward to growing our donations through MyCheck and its major restaurant brand partners across the country as it continues to help them create compelling and engaging customer experiences.”
In addition to being a platform for the American public to donate to charity, Round It Up America® serves as a vehicle for participating RIUA restaurants, known as Mission Partners, to easily increase company giving. Mission Partners simply select up to three charities each year to be recipients of their patrons' donations. While individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful. Small change can indeed make big change.
About Round It Up America
Round It Up America is a nonprofit organization that strives to make change across America through a simple, yet powerful charitable giving program. Round It Up America is designed for participating restaurants to provide an opportunity for patrons to “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar upon the close of a transaction. Participating restaurants select up to three charities to receive a portion of the collected funds.
MyCheck creates custom apps for hospitality groups and restaurant chains to extend their brand into the mobile world. With faster checkout, increased loyalty and customer engagement, MyCheck turns a clinical payment process into a WOW experience for the guest, providing tools to understand customers better and interact with them in more meaningful ways. Established in 2011, MyCheck operates globally and has integrations into 27 different POS systems and interfaces to an array of loyalty, gift card and financial gateways. For more information, please visit www.mycheck.io.