Mobile charities are gaining popularity for girls in Brooklyn.
Charity mobile is launching this week in Brooklyn, Brooklyn’s largest city.
“The app is designed to help people find the charities they want to support and give back,” says Hannah, who has two daughters and works as a financial advisor.
Hannah’s app, called The Boys Town Charity, uses a combination of text, voice and video to show donors exactly where their donations are going.
The charity, which is also available on the Boys Town app, was founded in 2013 by the boys of the city.
Hannah says that with the app, donors can see how much money is coming in and what charities are in need of their help.
“We are really excited about the app because the app is a way for people to get involved with the cause that they care about,” she says.
“It helps you get connected to the cause, but also give back.”
Charity mobile has already received praise for its app’s simple design, with the charity donating $1.7m in just the first week.
The app can also show donors how much their donation is going towards a charity’s mission.
“This app is great because it’s simple and it’s clear, and it lets people see exactly how much they’re helping the cause,” says Charity mobile co-founder, Emily Sibilia.
Charity Mobile will use the funds to pay for new mobile advertising campaigns, including a $2,500 digital ad campaign to promote the app.
The money raised from the ad campaign will go towards a range of initiatives including the Boys’ Town charity and supporting youth through literacy programmes, and other initiatives, such as a scholarship fund for disadvantaged young people.
“As soon as we see the app being used, we’re going to be able to get some additional funding,” says Ms Sibila.
Charity and philanthropy groups in New York have long been keen on mobile apps for their ability to deliver social good.
In 2014, the NYS Foundation for the Arts, the New York City chapter of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced a mobile app initiative.
“What we’re really excited to see is mobile platforms really stepping up to the plate, providing a great service for people in need,” says John Wylie, president and chief executive of the New Yorkers for the City.
“In the past we have had the support of the state, but we are seeing this now in New Yorkers, and we’re very excited.”
For charities and charities, mobile is a new and exciting opportunity to deliver high-quality services to their communities.
“There are a lot of charities out there that don’t have mobile apps, and the boys town has a really great app,” says Mr Wyl