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.
OUR CHARITIES THREE INCREDIBLE CAUSES
When we started out, we swiped solely for hospice. As the amount of our donations have grown, we have added decided to add two more incredible causes to our list. Today our donations go to three 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.
SAVE THE BAY
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.
We are currently in talks with a number of animal rescue and help organizations in order to make sure we find the one that will help our furry friends the most with the monetary support we give them.