We are currently developing a mobile app that will connect people with sincere financial need and people with the means to offer support. Those who have a need will request and receive assistance in the form of grocery gift cards (with a long-term vision to also facilitate the payment of basic utility bills such as water, gas, and electric.
The Sponsor Humanity Platform (Mobile Application) will function as a community of support, meeting the basic need of human connection and love.
Members will utilize this Mobile Application to deliberately practice the Heart-centered qualities of connection, kindness, and generosity. They can do this either by donating money or by accepting financial assistance with the agreement to somehow “Pay It Forward” with acts of kindness and generosity in their daily life.
The Sponsor Humanity platform will provide innovative opportunities for people to share their gifts and meet their needs in creative ways. There is a long-term vision to develop an “Energy Exchange” option, in which people may offer their skills, talents, and services in exchange for support with their grocery and utility bills. We will facilitate this process by providing a fun, easy-to-use interface for the exchange.
When the Sponsor Humanity Mobile App is up and running with indications of smooth, efficient, effective use, we will turn our efforts and resources toward Project #2: Food Security Empowerment and Sponsor Humanity Hubs.
Individuals/families select this option to ask for financial support of their basic needs:
(food and utility bills) with the agreement to "Pay It Forward" through some act of kindness and generosity in their community.
With this option, people can offer a service in exchange for financial support based on their gifts and skills. Some ideas are outdoor housework; information technology support; virtual services such as teaching a foreign language / musical instrument lessons / healing therapy sessions; creating a piece of art; dog-walking; food-shopping, and countless other things we haven't thought of yet!
Once participants have downloaded the mobile app, they can either request assistance with grocery / utility bills, or offer financial help to pay these bills.
"Pay It Forward" is simply an agreement to do an act of kindness in our daily life in response to the help we received. "Energy Exchange" will be an option in which the financial help is offered with an agreement for some good or service in return.
This is our intention. Our developers are working with a cross-platform toolkit for this purpose, and we will keep you posted about how and where to find our mobile app!
Existing as a nonprofit will preserve the integrity and pure intention of our operation. Also, this status will support our eligibility for tax-deductible donations and a wider range of grants. This will empower us to realize our long-term goals.