The money for the charitable donations is provided by the businesses that you shop at with your Local First card. Each time you use your card, a percentage of your purchase amount will be donated by the merchant to your favorite charity. You do not pay anything for the charitable donations; they’re free for you! All you need to do is select the charity you’d like the merchant to donate to on your behalf.
If you choose to participate in the Round-Up program, you will be rounding up your purchases to the nearest $1, $5, or $10, and donating your money to the charity or your choice. Your donations as part of this Round-Up program will be in addition to the donation that merchants pay with each transaction.