This past spring Causes launched a new way for companies to sponsor all nonprofits on our platform through watching short advertisement that earn between $.10 and $.50 per activity. This tool, called “Give a Minute,” invites users to earn money for a cause without having to take out their wallets. You might think that $.10 or $.50 cent donations would not make a large impact, but recently we just how big of an impact these lighter-weight donations can have.
In addition to being on every cause and project page, “Give A Minute” is also a featured action on Causes Home. For the past few months we have featured our friends at Streetside Stories, a local San Francisco based nonprofit that teaches students the power of storytelling through art and literacy.
Just a few days ago we sent Streetside Stores a check for over $4,000 that went directly to their latest fundraising project which provided over 2500 kids with art supplies for Streetside Stories literacy programs.
“When Streetside first saw how much we had raised on Causes ‘Give a Minute’, we thought it had to be a fluke! After getting in touch with Causes, we were amazed to discover that our project: “Help Streetside Buy Arts Supplies for Programs” had resonated with tens of thousands of people around the world, and they had been inspired to “Give a Minute for Streetside Stories. Any contribution, no matter how small, really can make a difference. Together, folks who gave a minute for Streetside Stories raised over $4000! This shows that many hands make light work. We’re all working together to help more kids express themselves through creative storytelling. Thanks to our donors for your help!” - Greg De Benedictis, Streetside Stories
Streetside stories has put the money to good use: “we’ve seen some pretty incredible art come out of our recent programs” says Greg.
Through this project and “Give a Minute” Streetside Stories purchased arts supplies for our 2010-11 programs, and are about to replenish our supplies for the 2011-12 school year, beginning at the end of this month.