Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Will Hagle
New Story is a crowdfunding platform that raises money to provide houses for homeless families.
Homelessness is one of the greatest epidemics of our time. Not having access to life’s basic necessities — food, water, and shelter – can have a detrimental effect on any individual. It’s particularly disastrous for families. New Story was created as a way to bring crowdfunding techniques into a charitable space. The site raises money to build homes for families through a limited amount of crowdfunding campaigns. Although this approach to fundraising has potential to be utilized in countries and cities around the world, as of now New Story’s platform is limited to helping Haitian families. In particular, the charity is focusing on the city of Leveque. It’s an important place to begin.
New Story‘s founders believe that providing a home for a family can bring health and sanitation benefits, safety for women and children, and hope for an improved life. They’ve broken the cost of providing a home in Leveque, Haiti down to $6,000. That’s a tough goal to reach, but it’s still much lower than many of the creative projects you could find on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The company has also already launched multiple successful campaigns. Before donating, you can read about the families that will be benefiting from your contribution. You can also rest assured that 100% of your donation will be put towards the efforts of building the house. If you’re looking for a way to make a positive difference with your money, look no further than New Story.