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By Patricia Daddona
PBN Staff Writer
NEWPORT – Swipe for a Cause and Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island are partnering in a way that will allow them to reach more patients and families and provide greater access to the quality end-of-life care.
Swipe for a Cause does credit card processing and donates its profits to hospice care. Home & Hospice Care, one of the Top 100 hospice providers in the nation, the second oldest hospice in America and Rhode Island’s largest hospice, is also the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
The partnership brings together Home & Hospice Care’s expertise in the field of hospice care, with Swipe for a Cause’s hospice fundraising mechanism to pursue a shared mission of expanding hospice care in Newport and New England.
Under the new partnership, Swipe for a Cause will donate 5 percent of its monthly gross revenues, and 100 percent of its annual net profits, to help Home & Hospice Care meet its mission. The groups’ partnership will generate additional resources and raise awareness for greater access to hospice and palliative care. It also will allow Swipe for a Cause to continue to explore the feasibility of establishing a hospice house on Aquidneck Island, which was their main goal when forming.
“HHCRI is a national leader when it comes to hospice and palliative care,” said Margaret Kinnecom, Owner/Partner at Swipe for a Cause. “This agreement means that, going forward the hospice needs of Newport and beyond will have the support of the merchant community. Partnering with such a leader in hospice care should help us to get even more merchants behind supporting hospice through their processing.”
Diana Franchitto, president and CEO of Home & Hospice Care said, “We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Swipe for a Cause. Both of our organizations share a deep commitment to caring for people who are seriously ill and need the kind of comprehensive hospice and palliative care that Home & Hospice Care can provide.”
Swipe for a Cause donates all its profits to charity. It is an independent sales organization for First Data, the country’s largest merchant processor. The company provides free marketing materials to merchants so their customers know a portion of every credit card sale goes to hospice. The goal is to increase merchants’ revenues.