MetroChange to divert remaining NYC subway card money to charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology Howard Lake | 10 January 2012 | News MetroChange to divert remaining NYC subway card money to charity  33 total views,  1 views today  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. MetroChange is a startup that aims to divert small unused payments on New York City’s MetroCard payment system to charity.It seems that around $52 million every year is lost by MetroCard users when they replace old cards that have a few cents of value left on them. Not enough to use for travel, but still a small value.MetroChange plans to construct and install a kiosk at subway stations where card holders can swipe their card, find out the amount left, and then with one press of a button, donate it. MetroChange will then handle the money and donate it to charity at the end of each month. In addition it will recycle the plastic payment card.The idea has been featured by Wired, The Huffington Post, theatlantic.com and SpringWise.MetroCard is a project by NYU students Stepan Boltalin, Genevieve Hoffman and Paul May.last_img read more