Now you make a real difference to the community - because when you use your MasterCard cards on certain purchases, MasterCard will contribute to various charitable causes. We call it Purchase with Purpose, and it's something we're deeply committed to.
Some recent initiatives include:
From 1 October- 31 December 2013, enjoy COMO Hotels and Resorts’ renowned service, cuisine and wellness while supporting charities dedicated to economic and gender equality through the MasterCard Purchase with PurposeTM programme. Each MasterCard transaction earns a USD25 donation to one of COMO’s location-specific community partners: Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice (London), Goodwill Group Foundation (Bangkok), Maafushi and Guraidhoo Secondary Schools (The Maldives), Kew Youth Activity Centre (The Turks and Caicos), Loden Foundation (Bhutan), Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (Bali), Tirta Kumara Kindergarten (Bali), Guraidhoo Island Hospitality School (The Maldives), Phuket Sunshine Village (Phuket), and Beautiful People (Singapore).
Fashion with a Cause – Club 21
Customers at Club 21 stores across the region enjoyed the Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion season while supporting charities dedicated to economic and gender equality. The MasterCard Purchase with PurposeTM programme benefitted the following Club 21's community partners: The Social Studio (Australia), Hong Kong Women Development Association, Yayasan Mitra Mandiri Indonesia, Shelter Home (Malaysia), Beautiful People (Singapore), Zhi-Shan Foundation Taiwan and Yuvabadhana Foundation (Thailand).
Life and Hope Association Sewing School - Cambodia
MasterCard cardholders staying at Hôtel de la Paix , Siem Reap, will have a chance to make a difference to the lives of Cambodian children simply by swiping their MasterCard cards. MasterCard will donate US$50 every time a cardholder settles a bill in Hôtel de la Paix using their MasterCard card from 1 March 2011 to 30 June 2011. All proceeds collected from this program will go towards buying school uniforms for children from needy families in Siem Reap.
Singapore Children's Society
During the Great Singapore Sale, for every transaction made from 28 May to 25 June, 2010 on a MasterCard card at retail outlets in Singapore, a donation will be made by MasterCard to the Singapore Children’s Society. The Society helps protect and nurture children and youth of all races and religions in Singapore, especially those who are abused, neglected, and/or from dysfunctional families.
Garden of Hope - Taiwan
The MasterCard Purpose with Purpose campaign in Taiwan runs from May 1 to June 30, 2010 in conjunction with Mother's Day. During the period, every purchase of Sweetheart chocolates from the Matsusei and Tsann Kuen stores made on a MasterCard card results in a donation of NTD$10 to the Garden of Hope Foundation. The Foundation supports disadvantaged women who handmake the chocolates.
The Payatas Women's Project - Philippines
Philippines Payatas is a large, open dumpsite in Quezon City in the Philippines. For years, the women in the Payatas shanty town wove scrap cloth into rugs for sale, earning only a few cents for each. Social entrepreneurship outreach program Rags2Riches recognized the true value of the women's work, helping them create fashion items through collaborations with prominent local designers such as Aranaz Fall.
MasterCard donated US$1 to Rags2Riches for every single receipt purchase of any Aranaz Fall Holiday collection piece made using a MasterCard card between 29 Sept - 31 Dec 2009.
MasterCard and Hôtel de la Paix's 'Pushbike' Initiative - Cambodia
MasterCard's initiative with Hôtel de la Paix raised funds for an amazing 397 bicycles, to help children from Siem Reap's outlying villages get to school. (This would have helped hundreds more, as up to three children often share a bicycle).
Hôtel de la Paix is a luxury hotel in the tourist town. MasterCard donated one bicycle for every room paid for with a MasterCard card between 1 October and 31 December 2008. A great result!
Go Red For Women - Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa
MasterCard has supported the heart foundations in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa in campaigns based on the international Go Red For Women movement, which aims to encourage women to take better care of their own and their families' heart health.
In each instance, beautiful red dresses from the market's top designers were presented, helping raise money for this great cause. Once again, MasterCard shows how close women and fashion are to our heart!
MasterCard was a sponsor and also donated S$2 to UNIFEM for every transaction made with a MasterCard card at the event. Plus, our staff donated their time to work behind the cash registers at the sale. The event garnered UNIFEM over S$85,000.
MasterCard - Great Singapore Sale 'Shop for a Cause' Night - Singapore
This event saw 20 charity shoppers exercising their wallets at participating malls along the Orchard Road shopping stretch. They scoured the shelves of fashionable malls Paragon, Tangs, Wisma Atria and Plaza Singapura for great deals and the best gifts.
MasterCard provided 20 people with S$2,000 each on pre-paid MasterCard cards to be spent on items for donation to their chosen charity at the Great Singapore Sale 2008. Retailers at several top shopping malls also offered special benefits to MasterCard cardholders at the charity sale.
We believe that giving is not just something you do on a special occasion. It's about making it an everyday activity. That's what we facilitate with our Purchase with Purpose program,