Swipe for a Cause donates 5% of their annual gross to Home and Hospice of Rhode Island. In addition, they support a number of other causes for their out of state merchants. The beauty of these statements is that Swipe for a Cause does not raise rates to cover their charitable ways. Their credit card processing rates are low and stay low. For more information on their services, visit www.swipeforacause.com.
This week we are starting a series devoted to local businesses who have enrolled in the Swipe for a Cause program to help support hospice and other charity. Our first North Kingstown merchant that we would like to recognize is Sampson’s Automotive. I caught up with Robin Sampson to learn more about their business and why they chose to work with Swipe for a Cause. Here is an excerpt from our conversation:
Hi Robin, tell me a little about Sampson’s Automotive.
Thanks. Well, Sampson’s Automotive has been in business in North Kingstown for 6 years. We are now a Rhode Island State Inspection Station (#446) and a registered emissions repair facility. Our business works on all vehicles – foreign or domestic – and we offer a wide range of automobile maintenance solutions such as oil/filter changes, brakes, and suspension work just to name a few.
Fantastic, so how did you meet the team at Swipe for a Cause?
We met them at a local networking meeting. Their sales/product team was excellent in explaining the business benefits and we just loved the fact that there was a worthy charity like hospice that was directly benefitting as well. We save money on our processsing fees and help the community. It is a no brainer for Sampson’s Auto.
That’s great. Congrats on being a great community member. So, where can NK residents find you?
Anything you’d like to promote for Sampson’s Automotive?
On Sunday June 14th, 2015 (Flag Day) we will be hosting the 3rd Annual “ANCHOR DOWN” European Car Show. This event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). We had an amazing response last year and hope to top ourselves. This is an event other local businesses can get involved in. For more information on “Anchor Down”, go to our Facebook page for updates or call us at the office 401-667-7891.
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.