The Tap to Give for Good campaign has been extended so now you can help Irish charities all year round 7 months ago

The Tap to Give for Good campaign has been extended so now you can help Irish charities all year round

Your generosity raised €21,000 – now let's keep it going!

If you're anything like us, your debit card was tapping faster than Michael Flatley over the festive period.

Among the buying of gifts and pints with friends, we always make an effort to fit in an act of charity and make a donation to a worthy cause. And last December business representative group DublinTown and Visa made that really easy to do thanks to their Tap to Give for Good campaign – which raised a whopping €21,000!

The partnership saw 20 businesses across the capital install special contactless machines where the public could tap their cards to make an instant donation to charity. They also hosted a charity bus where toys could be donated for families in need, and cards could also be tapped.

Those donations of €3, €5, €10 and €20 quickly added up to a sizeable chunk, which this week was distributed to three very worthy causes.

Cheques for €7,000 each were presented to representatives of Focus Ireland, the ISPCC and Little Blue Heroes. That money will make a real difference to the charities that work to help vulnerable children and families across the city and country.

If you didn't get the chance to be part of it, don't worry – the good news is that the campaign is now being extended!

The Tap to Give for Good machines will be in place across Dublin for the rest of the year, raising much-needed funds for three more deserving charities.

"Following the success of the campaign, DublinTown and our members are committed to host the charitable contactless payment terminals all year round, bringing the benefits to these worthy causes and cementing Dublin’s reputation as a generous, forward looking city of which we can all be proud,” said CEO of DublinTown Richard Guiney.

Being charitable is not just for Christmas, so make sure to keep tapping throughout 2020 folks!