25 September 2018
As it builds for the future the Mount Manganui Lifeguard Service (MMLS) is also embracing the future as it looks to a new donation pay system to help cover the costs of the rebuild.
Traditionally, small change donations have been collected using collection buckets, but the club is using the latest technology to allow supporters to ‘tap and go’.
MMLS has been providing lifeguarding services for nearly 90-years and is now four months into its club rebuild after the former building was demolished because of weather-tightness issues and increasing maintenance costs.
Collection boxes and buckets have been relegated to the background as the Service seeks another $525,000 to complete the club build.
“As with the new club build, we must also move with the times in the way we collect donations. Collecting small change has become less effective due to the shift towards card payments and a reduction in the use of cash,” says Fundraising and Engagement Manager Dominique Paduch.
Dominique says the club is using Quest ‘Donation Point Tap’ acceptor which eliminates the need to collect and count cash from tins, reduces risk of theft and reduces the effort placed on the clubs many volunteers.
“We ask a lot of our members and our lifeguards who are all volunteers and this system saves time and reduces the cost of physically collecting cash.”
‘Donation Point Tap’ uses a pre-set donation amount and uses contactless card payment acceptance. You can now make a $3 contactless donation outside the Club’s temporary office, or at various other retailers around the Mount.
MMLS provides lifeguarding services throughout summer, not only to a 6km stretch of coastline but also on and around Mauao and in Pilot Bay.
You don’t need to be a lifeguard to be a life-saver – simply by giving generously today, you will help save lives tomorrow. Donate now here or outside our temporary office.
‘Donation Point Tap’ can be found at:
Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service temporary office outside the building site
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