Revolut announced today that it will support Humanitas hospitals involved in the Coronavirus emergency thanks to the Donations function that can be found inside the app.
Donations will be used to provide hospitals with medical devices and materials needed to protect the most vulnerable patients – especially those in the cancer ward’s Day Hospital – from the virus that is now spreading around the world and that was declared a pandemic by the WHO yesterday.
How do Revolut’s donations work
Inside the Revolut app, there is the Donations function. This allows users to round up their payments and donate the difference to listed entities, including British Red Cross, ILGA Europe, Movember, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Rainforest Alliance and Save the Children.
Alternatively, it is possible to set up a recurring donation or make a single one.
100% of donations will go to charity, Revolut does not charge any commission on this type of activity. There is no minimum amount and settings can be activated and deactivated at any time via the app.
Since the launch of this feature last July, Revolut has raised over 1 million euros.
Elena Lavezzi, Head of Southern Europe at Revolut, said:
“The Coronavirus emergency is testing our country (Italy). While we hope that the situation will quickly return to normal, we at Revolut have decided to create a donation campaign together with Fondazione Humanitas to support Italian hospitals and patients with the help of technology. We want to give a solution to the Italians who want to donate in an easy and fast way, using their smartphone, and at the same time assist the organizations involved in this difficult and unexpected situation”.
Roberto Cagliero, Director Fundraising of Foundation Humanitas for Research, added:
“At a time when hospitals are under so much pressure from the Coronavirus, fundraising has an important role to play in coping with the emergency. We thank Revolut and the users for this initiative and for their generosity towards our patients”.