New York City: Charge It to Charity

Charge It to Charity

New York City restaurant patrons who charge their meals to American Express got something extra last week: a thank-you note. Amex is contributing 3 cents from each bill to Citymeals-on-Wheels, a program that delivers food to the elderly and homebound. To encourage customers to contribute directly toward more charity meals, Amex provided postage-paid envelopes for donations using check or charge. During the month of November, the company expects to collect more than 1.6 million three-penny chit donations, enough for 10,000 meals-on- wheels, at the more than 3,500 New York City restaurants that accept its green, gold and platinum cards.

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