Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Good St. is a platform that allows users to donate to one of two charities selected by the site on a daily basis.
Good St. is taking a new approach to the way donations are conducted online. The organization operates under the principle that every amount of money counts, and it encourages its users to donate 25 cents each day to the charity of their choosing.
That equals out to $91.25 per year, a modest amount to donate to the great causes with which Good St. works. The site sends emails on a daily basis, picking a new cause for each day of the week. It also offers two charities related to that cause, and users can choose which one they’d like to support with a donation. It’s possible to give more than a quarter, but that’s the minimum suggested donation to be sent through the platform. It’s a smart way to regularly collect a little bit of change while still having a large impact.
Thus far, Good St. mission seems to be working. The site has already raised more than $29,000 a year in donations, with only 253 members. The site has also supported more than 600 charities, each of which is thoroughly researched by the organization in order to ensure that funds are being directed to reputable locations that will use them for good causes. The site has previously supported causes such as Autism Research, Hand Washing Hygiene and Rainforest Conservation. There’s something new to support every day, so you can wait until a charity that speaks to you appears in your inbox before making a donation or you can support everything Good St. passes along. The site technically charges your card on a monthly basis, but you can have your funds “roll over” to the next day if you don’t wish to support a particular cause one day. The donations also all go entirely to charity, so you can feel good about passing along your money. Good St. is a great example of how technology can be used to positively support various causes.