MetroChange is a donation platform for New York City subway cards. Every year, millions of dollars worth of value on MTA MetroCards is lost or discarded. MetroChange was conceived in an attempt to take this value and put it to good use before cards are discarded.
The initial prototype is designed to function much like a card reader. Swipe your MetroCard at a MetroChange kiosk; the value on the card is transferred to a central fund. This fund is donated to a charity once per month. The physical card is taken for recycling.
MetroChange is a collaboration with Stepan Boltalin and Paul May.