Charities are turning away from cash donations with the rise of a cashless society.
Australia is increasingly seeing the rise of a cashless culture, where payments are made through tap-and-go credit cards, or through phones with functionality such as Apple Pay.
As a result, traditional charity fundraising which has relied on people giving small change has suffered, because people do not carry always cash as before.
In their traditional Christmas display, department store Myer is embracing the times by offering a tap-and-go donation function in lieu of the traditional donation box by embedding an EFTPOS reader on the wall of the store.
Each tap donates $2 to Myer's charity.
Things are changing and one day even those in need will be flashing card readers instead of cups or hats, asking for spare change.