"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.
How It Works
The plan is unique.
Instead of going around to businesses year after year asking for donations, we just ask to handle their credit card processing.
We lower their rates and then donate a portion of the fees we earn on their processing to charity.
Besides being a feel good decision, it is also a really good business decision. We give them free terminals, free marketing and promotions, free point-of-sale materials, free PCI monitoring and an annual analytical audit of their payment processing efficiency.
They also never need to call a 1-800-Call Center. Our merchants can call the two owners' cell phones - and get the answer to any question they might have.
It is our firm belief that credit card processing is our business, not the merchants. We don't expect merchants to invest any time into switching their account over or maintaining it. We do it all for them.