Making giving an everyday act
Connecting people to their passions has always been our mission. More than ever, that means helping people support the causes they hold dear, and doing it in a way that is safe, simple and seamless – whether by donating through their bank app, rounding up at the register, or simply typing #donate on social media. Harnessing technology to transform generosity into an everyday act can have a huge cumulative impact – we’ve seen 60% growth in year-over-year consumer donations via our donation platforms. Climate change, racial inequality, world hunger, cancer research – the need for action is great, and so is the human desire to make a difference. Bringing these two together is how we Start Something Priceless.
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