March of Dimes logoCan you spare your change? You’ve likely been asked that question many times, walking down the street or checking out at the grocery store, and you may think that the nickels and dimes you donate don’t really make a difference. Well, think again! For 80 years, nonprofit March of Dimes [] has improved the health and saved the lives of several generations of moms and babies —and they did so largely with the support of small change donations. Now March of Dimes has gone digital with Coin Up.

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. 

The President, a polio survivor himself, called on all Americans to help find a cure by giving whatever they could afford, even if it was just a dime. The nation responded generously, raising millions of dollars to fund the development of the vaccines that wiped out polio.

Since then, the nonprofit has continued to make history by sponsoring innovative research to find the unknown causes of premature birth and birth defects, and by empowering families with the knowledge and tools they need to have healthier pregnancies. Today, March of Dimes leaps into the future by partnering with Coin Up [], a mobile donation app that virtually rounds up your debit/credit card transactions and gives the “spare change” to your charity of choice. When you download the Coin Up app and choose March of Dimes, your digital spare change is making real change for families across America.

“It is a tremendous accolade for Coin Up that a nationally trusted and successful organization like March of Dimes chooses to partner with our spare-change mobile donation app,” says Coin Up App Founder Leena Paditar. “Since 1938, March of Dimes has had the vision that spare change can eliminate a disease like polio and change the lives of millions. They inspired us to create Coin Up and we hope to help in the fight against birth defects through our partnership with them.”   

Simply download the app from the Apple ITunes Store, select the nonprofit you’re passionate about and set your monthly limit. Donors can track their donations in the Coin Up Dashboard, see the impact of their contributions through a “monthly snapshot” and get annual tax receipts for their gifts.

“March of Dimes is honored to be partnering with Coin Up to further our mission to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies,” says D.J. Hampton, senior vice president and chief development officer of March of Dimes.

Coin Up believes in a society that engages in charitable giving through the convenience of everyday transactions. Because it all adds up. So go ahead, spare some change—and create change.

About Coin Up

Coin Up is an innovative mobile app that provides a platform for donors to give to their favorite charitable causes effortlessly. Once downloaded and registered, the app will round up everyday purchases made on your credit card or debit card to the nearest dollar and send the “spare change” directly to the person’s chosen charities each month. The app is free to download and was designed to have people give to causes they are passionate about, making it easy for their spare change to have major impact. Coin Up’s mission is to create a society that engages in charitable giving through the convenience of everyday transactions. For more information, visit YOUR CHANGE. YOUR IMPACT @CoinUpApp 

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every baby. Visit or for more information. Visit for comfort and support. 

By Zen Chi

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