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the idea girl says
So I’m writing this blog post and then I think of an even better plan!
Using the “food bank donation gift cards” allows people to buy the food at wholesale costs so they get more for their money and the retail stores – Walmart, No Frills, Sobey’s will be contributing funds as well to the local food banks along with their customers. 🙂
I’m not sure how feasible that would be. It would have to be implemented into a retail store computerized program that would have to be added to the cashier’s tills, so that when they put in the items and a special code, it will revert all the costs of the items to the wholesale costs.
It sounds complicated but I know it can be done. The question is who and whether or not the stores would like this feature. They will if it’s a way to boost retail store sales. Not only do the customers help to donate monies to the local food banks in that stores area, the shoppers can be international tourists or local people!
That’s the beauty of electronic digital transactions which could easily be implemented from the gift cards being purchased and directly electronically donated to the food banks if they have a pay pal account set up with the cards. Kind of like mastercard, visa and debit transactions.
The banks would have to write the programs and then offer it at a certain “low” cost to the retail stores. They could make money by selling the programs to the stores and also at cost so that THEY too will be making a donation.
Now what’s in it for them?
Let’s see if we can ask the Federal Government to step in and add some tax credit incentives for these cost saving “ideas”. This is a way to combat poverty in your own provinces by using these ideas and getting people to do them.
Sure it’s lots of work but it could revolutionize our donations to charities. Hey we could even make our food donations as part of our “charity” tax breaks. You’d get a income tax receipt to claim at the end of the year. It would all have to be written into the codes.
Each person would have to be given a special donation card that is linked to a database that has name, address and phone number on it.
They could put a pin# on it too.
It’s complicated the more I think… LOL
But I know it would benefit everyone in the long run…. 🙂
unless of course we just get the mastercards, visas and debit cards hooked up to a certain code number which keeps track of expenditures and donations.
You could use the data for stats for all sorts of things!
I noticed that Cosco sells things at WHOLESALE… I wonder if they can help with the food banks too!