Leading European online payments company Moneybookers has linked up with GlobalGiving.co.uk to offer an innovative new way to donate to charities online.
Users of Moneybookers’ industry-leading money transfer service can now include a donation to one of GlobalGiving’s list of vetted grassroots charity projects – directly combining, for the first time, remittances with charity giving.
GlobalGiving.co.uk is an internet based charity that directly supports vetted grass roots charity projects in over 70 countries worldwide. Recognising that people are increasingly wanting control over where the money they donate goes, GlobalGiving allows donors to choose the charity they most want to support from a list of approved projects. The minimum donation is only £5.00; GlobalGiving then aggregates all donations to a particular project and forwards them on, ensuring that 90% of the donation goes directly to the project. Uniquely, all donors are provided with regular updates on their chosen project via email.
To make a donation today, go to http://www.moneybookers.com/send-money/globalgiving
Martin Ott, co-CEO of Moneybookers, said:
“GlobalGiving provides real support for charity projects at grass roots level and gives donors control over where their money goes. We are proud to be able to support it, leveraging our industry-leading money transfer network and global customer base. We hope that this will help make a big difference in communities around the world.”
Sharath Jeevan, Chief Executive of GlobalGiving.co.uk, said:
“This is the first time that charity giving has been linked with remittances, allowing people sending money home not only to benefit their families overseas but also communities more broadly. Moneybookers is the ideal partner for us here and we are really pleased to have the backing of one of the leading players in the online remittance world.”
For more information, please contact:
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|Fishburn Hedges +44 (0)20 7839 4321||+44 (0) 7738 257 761|
|Dan Bradley, Michelle James, Andy Berry||Sharath Jeevan|