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Park Lawn launches “Text to Give” mobile giving program
Chicago south suburb nonprofit launches another way for people to give back and make a big difference.
The program allows donors to make a $5 donation using their mobile phones through Give by Cell, an approved mobile giving technology provider. You can make a gift donation to Park Lawn by texting the phrase GIVEPL to the number 20222. Donors can give multiple times a month depending on your carrier, up to six months. Donations are tax deductible and pledges are billed through your monthly cell phone bill.
In order to make a donation, supporters should click on the cell phone text message area and compose a new message and in the “to” field, type 20222. In the field with a message similar to “Enter message here” type GIVEPL and click send.
Users must be age 18 or older or have parental permission to participate. By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of Park Lawn by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/
Park Lawn is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and services such as adult developmental training, residential facilities, vocational training, supported employment and more for individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955. The mission of Park Lawn is to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community for people with developmental disabilities. More information about Park Lawn can be found at www.parklawn.com.
Give by Cell is one of a select group of approved providers of mobile giving technology, licensed by the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) to provide text message donation services. It is a division of Guide by Cell Inc., the world’s largest provider of mobile technologies to nonprofits and cultural institutions. Services include cell phone audio tours, text message services, iPhone and Smartphone applications mobile web and mobile training. For further information visit www.givebycell.com.
The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) was founded in 2007 to create a “mobile giving channel” that empowers nonprofit organizations and donors. Working with North America’s Top mobile carriers, the MGF enables the mobile channel for charitable giving by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical infrastructure for nonprofit organizations and donors to use the incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. Further information can be found by visiting www.mobilegiving.org.