Digital exchange platform BitPay has partnered with ChildFund, one of the largest charities in the world for children to allow bitcoin donations.
BitPay recently announced in a blog post:
“We have a commitment to helping nonprofits utilize bitcoin for good causes. Our free payment-processing and donation tools are empowering groups as diverse as ChildFund, Save the Children, American Red Cross, Greenpeace USA and Literacy Bridge to use bitcoin donations and create unique solutions to problems ranging from illiteracy to disease.”
BitPay account manager Elizabeth Ploshay also positively mentioned:
“With their new BitPay donation page, ChildFund will enable donors to use bitcoin to help young people and their communities… 2014 has been a watershed year for bitcoin’s charitable uses. As this year closes and a new year begins, we hope that bitcoin users donate to ChildFund International and other groups making a global impact.”
There are 400 million children in the world currently being subjected to impoverished conditions, and ChildFund is aiming to do what it can for all of them. The organization currently helps children in 30 countries on four different continents, including North and South America, Asia and Africa. The 76-year-old association states:
“Since our beginnings, our approach has evolved into one of community development, focused on strengthening families and community structures that make up a child’s environment. The individual sponsor-to-child relationship supports this work, with sponsor funds pooled to improve life in the communities where sponsored children live.”