New Tomchei Shabbos ‘Keep The Change’ Program Goes Into Effect

In a groundbreaking move, the indefatigable staff of Tomchei Shabos of Lakewood has introduced a new, innovative way to let Lakewood residents donate money to tzedaka conveniently. The “Keep the Change” program allows shoppers in many area stores to have the change from their purchases, rounded up to the nearest dollar, transferred seamlessly to Tomchei Shabbos. Simply showing your keychain sized card, or just telling the cashier to “Keep the Change for Tomchei Shabbos” will automatically round your total up to the nearest dollar and send your change to this worthy cause! The program works when paying with cash, credit card or check. 25 stores have already enrolled in the program, including most local groceries, as well as Judaica Plaza, Center of Town, KlassiKids and many more popular establishments.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. The “chap” of the century, I’m glad such a choshuva mosad got this idea . Me and my friends are kicking our self that we didn’t think of it first. Hatzlocha in their campaign.

  2. The set up fees are a one time investment , the return is forever. If every family in town does this twice a week (that’s once per 5 times that your in a participating store) with the average transaction being .50 that equals to more than $400,000 for the year . Thats more than the entire budget for every organization excluding Hatzolah and Tomchei Shabbos . Great return on a few thousand dollar investment.

  3. It’s a great idea, certainly. I think yhour numbers are quite optimistic, however.

    1. By your math, every family is in a participating store TEN times per week. Uh….no.

    2. The average transaction would be $0.50 only if people randomly said “keep the change”. If they instead choose to keep the change for themselves when it’s, say, $0.95, the average donation will perforce be much less than $0.50. I think this is far more likely.

  4. THE COMPUTER GUY WHO SET THIS UP FOR THEM IS A GENIUS.I ALREADY CONTACTED HIM FOR OTHER PROJECTS.ANYONE OPENING A BUSINESS SHOULD USE HIM SO HE CAN INTEGRATE THEM WITH THIS SYSTEM IT WILL BE VERY POPULAR.

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