MyWalgreens Expands Donation Options

Tim Binder
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Walgreens has evolved the charitable donation component of its myWalgreens loyalty program, now allowing members to donate their Walgreens Cash rewards directly to local nonprofits in their community via or the Walgreens mobile app.

Originally, members could only donate their rewards directly to one rotating national charity, such as Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day or Vitamin Angels.

Walgreens collaborated with in/PACT, a platform that lets consumers direct rewards to charities of their choice, and the GoodCoin Foundation to create and launch the cloud-based solution within its loyalty program.

The charities will rotate every 90 days, and members will see three local charities as well as one national partner at a time.

“At Walgreens, we aim to make a positive impact on the communities in which we serve every day," Alyssa Raine, group vice president of customer marketing platforms at Walgreens, said in a media release. “That’s why we are thrilled to offer this simple but innovative opportunity to support the unique and local needs of every community in America through the work of hundreds of local nonprofit partners. Launching this new donation capability with in/PACT allows Walgreens and our customers to give back to organizations with similar values and improve the overall well-being of local communities.”