Music department of Fullerton's Nicolas Jr. High School will receive an annual contribution
June 8, 2012 (Fullerton, CA)— Thanks to a new program called Swipe 4 The Kids, youth enrichment programs that are at risk of funding cuts or dissolution have a shoulder to lean on- at no cost to its communities. Swipe 4 The Kids, a recently launched funding solution program, supports imperative youth programs in the arts, music, and sports that are often the first to be cut when the going gets tough.
Swipe 4 The Kids is a unique program that does not rely on donations, taxes, or any cost incurred by the public but, rather, by electronic payment transactions. When a consumer swipes a credit or debit card to make a purchase, the store incurs a small merchant services fee. Swipe 4 The Kids has partnered with nationwide merchant services company Eclypse Solutions, which now forwards a portion of this fee to Swipe 4 The Kids. The program seeks communities or youth enrichment programs that are lacking funding or quality, and donates directly to the entities that need assistance.
Though the program was just launched in April of this year, Swipe 4 The Kids is already making funding commitments. Nicolas Jr. High School in Fullerton was the first school to receive funding. Tuesday, June 5th marked the junior high school’s spring band concert, which Swipe 4 The Kids attended and presented a donation check to the school’s music department. Swipe 4 The Kids will make yearly contributions for the school’s procurement of sheet music.
Doug Boughter, Music Education Director of the Fullerton School District, is excited to work with Swipe 4 The Kids. “Budgeting for instrumental music is becoming more difficult each year. Our partnership with Swipe 4 The Kids is not only good for the school, but wonderful for the entire community.” The Nicolas Jr. High School partnership is a Swipe 4 The Kids landmark as the first official contribution out of the many that are now on the horizon.
"It is great to make a difference in kids’ lives," said CEO Peter J. Riggio, "and we’re thrilled to offer more opportunities like this to children across the country. As coach of my son’s little league baseball team, the quality of enrichment programs has always been very important to me; they, too, are critical to a young person’s education. Knowing that there are many children who don’t have access to strong programs has always been a concern of mine. Creating a win-win solution for enrichment program funding was a long process, but I think we’ve finally done it.”
Swipe 4 The Kids has attracted attention ranging from large corporations to mom-and-pop shops all over the United States. At less than a year old, Swipe 4 The Kids is well on its way to fostering the enrichment of childrens' lives throughout the nation. To learn more about Swipe 4 The Kids, contact Peter Riggio at 732-451-3031 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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