Coinstar joins Sandy relief with donation-enabled kiosks

Nov. 2, 2012

Americans looking to help with the Sandy relief effort have convenience on their side thanks to Coinstar. Spare change can be donated at more than 14,000 Coinstar donation-enabled kiosks across the U.S., and Red Cross will receive 100 percent of the money within 48 hours.

Donations will be accepted through Nov. 30, the announcement from Coinstar said. Consumers can find a nearby Coinstar kiosk with the donation option by visiting  

"We are putting the power of our nationwide network of Coinstar locations to work for hurricane relief," said Paul Davis, CEO of Coinstar. "If half of the U.S. population donated just one dollar, it would translate to more than $150 million in aid to help families get back on their feet."

"The impact of Hurricane Sandy is widespread, and the road to recovery will be long for many families in its path," said Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications at the American Red Cross. "We appreciate Coinstar's support of Red Cross disaster relief, and its help in collecting and getting donations to where they are needed most."

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Topics: North America , Retail

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