Mahala Launches Mobile Payments App, Partners with Atlanta Falcons Receiver Roddy White

October 11, 2013

Partnership will raise funds for White’s Keep the Faith Foundation

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013

Mahala, a new secure mobile payments app for merchants, content owners and nonprofits, is partnering with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and his Keep the Faith Foundation.

Fans who donate to the Keep the Faith Foundation using Mahala Wallet through Dec. 28 will be eligible for prizes, including signed memorabilia and Atlanta Falcons 2013 game tickets. Details can be found at http://www.teamkeepthefaith.com.

Mahala will enable payment transactions for this fundraiser. With Mahala, no card readers are needed. Consumers just scan Mahala’s secure QR codes with their phones – online or in person – to complete transactions. The S-QR™ enables payments anywhere, including websites, videos and Facebook – without forcing consumers to go to another site to pay.

White, a four-time Pro Bowler and the Falcons’ single-season receiving yards record holder, launched the “Score Six for the Kids” fundraiser to increase awareness and money for his Keep the Faith Foundation. The nonprofit, previously called the Playmaker Foundation, gives out scholarships, donates football equipment to high schools, and funds mentoring programs.

“When I was growing up in South Carolina, I vowed to give back when I could,” White said. “As a role model, I know I can make a huge difference in underprivileged kids’ lives. With Mahala, we all can make it easier than ever to help them financially.”

Fans can donate as little as $1 by downloading Mahala Wallet and scanning an S-QR image during the fundraising dates. Prizes depend on the amount donated, and include autographed pictures, mini helmets, footballs and jerseys. If $50,000 is raised by Dec. 28, all donors will be put into a raffle to win either two 2014 season tickets or a full-size pro Falcons helmet signed by White and other teammates.

White said he chose Mahala to power his fundraiser due to the app being faster than other payment methods and because it’s free to both the user and the merchant. He also said Mahala’s security was an important factor.

As Mahala users scan sellers’ S-QR codes, bank account information is never stored at the point of purchase – unlike credit cards or traditional QR payment systems.

“Mahala is faster than other payment methods because no hardware is required and there is no need to go to another site to fill in onerous payment information,” said Sonny Fisher, founder and CEO of Mahala. “It’s more secure because consumers are in complete control. Roddy White and his foundation are perfect partners to help bring our unique solution to market.”

Mahala Wallet for consumers and Mahala Merchant are available for iPhone and Android users. Mahala is accepting beta merchant partners. To learn more, go to http://www.mahala.us.

About Mahala

With Mahala secure mobile payments, merchants, content owners and nonprofits can finally accept money anywhere – without installing card readers or being charged fees.

Consumers simply scan Mahala’s secure QR codes with their phones to complete transactions. The S-QR™ enables payments without forcing consumers to go to another site to pay.

Mahala was formed in Atlanta in 2012 by retail technology expert Sonny Fisher, one of the youngest CEOs to list a company on the South African stock exchange.

About Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation

The Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation educates minds, inspires creativity, enriches healthy habits, empowers full potential, and encourages integrity. The foundation was founded in 2005 by White after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.

For more info, go to http://www.rwktf.org.

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