Londoners will make contactless donations for the homeless
England, one of the exemplary countries where contactless payment has succeeded, started to collect donations for the homeless by establishing contactless donation points in London, the capital of the country, with this vision.
Contactless payment-supported donation terminals are starting to be established in order to collect aid for the homeless who are the bleeding wounds of the metropolises.
The idea of collecting donations for the homeless people, whose numbers are increasing in many metropolises of the world, first appeared as a serious project.
Within the scope of this project in London, it will be possible to collect donations for homeless people who have to live on the street, using the contactless payment method. Citizens will be able to donate as much as they want through contactless payment terminals to be set up at various points in the city.
In an official statement, the contactless payment terminal, which will be placed in 35 different locations in London were given the information that starts to collect donations for the homeless.
Expressing that the number of payment points will be increased during the winter, the officials said that they aim to open 90 terminals the new year.
In particular contactless payments by card holders are commonly used options in the UK, this time began to be used for the purpose of donation. In the project, which was brought to life with the efforts of the donation agency called TAP London, users will be able to help the homeless with contactless payment. The number of campaigns to help the homeless is increasing, both before the upcoming religious holidays for the UK and with the arrival of the winter months. Stating that they collected 200 thousand pounds of donations from Londoners last year, TAP London states that this year they aim to increase this figure thanks to contactless payment. Card holders have already started to make donations easily by going to the points established in different parts of the city of London, having their cards read contactless. The charity, which collects donations with contactless payment at 35 points established in different parts of London, will divide the collected amount among 22 STK.
TAP London has set the donation amount as £3. In short, this amount has been determined as a small price in terms of contactless donation.
The aid project has also received the support of the City of London. In fact, this is perhaps the most important detail because contactless donation points are placed on the streets and it is not difficult to guess that the municipality contributed to its spread to the city. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's support for the project and the fact that he started the project with a donation point in the city hall shows the support of the municipality to this aid organization.
In our country, the Interbank Card Center carried out similar contactless donations and produced similar donation kiosks. However, the example in London became a different and interesting example as contactless donation spread throughout the city.