So what's this all about, exactly?
Have you ever thought about giving your extra money or time to a charity because you want to contribute to making the world a better place, but didn’t end up following through? What stopped you?
Go ahead, think about it. I’ll wait a minute.
Got an answer? What was it?
Were you unsure whether or not you could trust that the charity would use your contribution wisely?
Were you afraid to go volunteer at that community outreach because you didn’t know anyone else who would be there? (I get that! Walking into a room full of strangers can be the scariest thing I do all week!)
Or were you just so overwhelmed with how many causes there are in the world that need help, you didn’t even know where to start?
There are a WHOLE LOT of problems out there in our big, beautiful world. And there are a number of very real, very difficult, and very complicated reasons why some of these problems don’t have solutions yet (much too complicated for a blog post, although I do love to chat about them!). But here at POINT, we believe that people simply not knowing how to help should NOT be one of those reasons.
It’s so easy for us to learn about our friend’s lives, our favorite sports teams, the restaurants in our cities, or stay on top of the news. Turn on your phone or computer, tap an icon or two, and BAM. Right in front of you, all in one place. At POINT, we wondered- “Why isn’t it that easy to learn about charity?” It should be. It can be. We are working to make it happen.
We need an app, one place, where anyone can go and be empowered to participate.
A place where you can give to trusted charitable organizations that have been evaluated for you already, so you know your money is going to the right place.
A place where you can meet and get involved with other passionate people, and build a community of friends who all share one thing in common- a desire to help make our lives and communities better.
A place where you can explore and learn about global and local issues, and eventually find one that you are passionate about.
I am so excited to introduce you all to POINT, and can’t wait to get started on this journey. We invite you to be a part of our story. Let's go!
'Till Next Time.
Sarah, your POINT #BlogBoss