ING has partnered with Whydonate, a Dutch startup for managing charity donations, to launch first contactless charity donation boxes. The pilot project will be started in 2017 in the Netherlands.
The idea of creating the contactless charity boxes was borne out of the global tendency that today fewer people have cash on hands or keep notes at their homes. In most cases, consumers prefer using plastic cards or NFC-equipped mobile wallets. The new product allows nonprofit and charity organisations to collect funds going door-to-door, the method that has suffered a downturn in recent years.