A Kelowna based technology company has made it easy for anyone to make an impact in the community; simply by using your smartphone.
The new Do Some Good app allows users to drive donations to worthy causes simply by shopping at participating local businesses. It also allows users to find volunteer positions based on their skills and interests.
“Our core social mission is to increase citizen and corporate engagement with worthy causes and help build strong communities. With the average person using their cell phones 133 times per day, we knew a mobile app was the key to engagement. We wanted to make it easy for anyone to get involved. Small actions add up to a big impactinour community.” Explains founder Sheldon Gardiner.
Under the previous brand ‘Volinspire’, the technology was originally designed to help foster volunteerism. The rebrand and launch of the app reflects the addition of new features such as shopping to benefit a cause and other actions that everyone can participate in. Users will be able to donate directly to the cause they care about going forward as well.
As a social enterprise and certified B-Corporation, doing good is part of the company’s DNA. The company is also partnered locally with Valley First, Prospera and Interior Savings who share the same values of Do Some Good and the growing list of companies affiliated with the brand.
“Our goal is also to develop the Good Company network across Canada. Similar to the 100 women who care, we are hoping to get 100 companies who care in as many cities as we can across Canada. Doing good is good business and our platform helps to share the stories of Good Companies as well. Shopping and doing business with community-minded companies makes an impact as well. All roads lead back to stronger communities” explains Gardiner.