HOW WE STARTED
WHY WE SWIPE FOR CHARITY "I'm sorry, there is nothing more we can do."
Andy Kinnecom heard those words said to his late wife when she was just 50 years old and his late wife’s sister when she was just 46. His father died in a residential hospice in Florida.
Margaret heard those words said to their uncle, who was one of her best friends and the magic in her life. Her mother also died under hospice care.
But it wasn’t until Margaret and Andy rekindled a friendship that had been dormant for over 30 years, that they teamed up to form Swipe for a Cause as a way to give back to a the hospice “angels” who had done so much for their loved ones. Two years after they started the company, the two former high school sweethearts married.
Today, Swipe for a Cause is teaming up with other charities as well i.e. Save the Bay and The Potter League, but hospice will always be the company’s main passion.
When we started out, we swiped solely for hospice. As we have grown, it made sense that our donations grow as well. We have decided to add some incredible causes to our list. Today our donations go to the below charities.
The money that we give to Hope Hospice makes it possible for everyone who needs it to get inpatient care at the renown Philip Hulitar Center in Providence.
We also use our processing fees to support Save the Bay, so they can keep Narragansett Bay fully swimmable, fishable, healthy and accessible to all and globally recognized as the natural treasure it is.
Processing fees also help Paws New England with their mission to rescue abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters and desperate situations, provide them with veterinary care and much needed TLC, and bring them to New England where they are placed in safe, loving homes.
The Tomorrow Fund, is an independent non-profit charitable organization, provides daily Financial and Emotional Support to children with cancer and their families treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. The Tomorrow Fund strives to ensure access to the highest level of comprehensive care while raising public awareness of childhood cancer.
Friends of Rhode Island CASA, Inc., is a non-profit organization established to provide assistance to the Rhode Island State Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) program through fundraising activities to support CASA’s recruitment, training, and retention of volunteer advocates. In addition, the organization raises and administers funds for the children’s Dreams Come True Fund, to provide money not otherwise available to cover fees for activities and items that support the social and educational development of children in CASA cases.
Child & Family strengthens families, their members and the communities in which they live. At Child & Family there are two core beliefs. That individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all of its members. These beliefs influence everything Child & Family does and have guided growth since they first opened their doors in 1866.