International Child Sponsorship Goes Mobile with New One Child App!

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Brushfire, the leading innovator of mobile, web, and social solutions for charities, has announced the release of the One Child mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Mobile users can now sponsor a child, engage in the fight against global poverty and encourage their friends to do the same--straight from their mobile device.

"We’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity. It’s a privilege helping organizations like Mission of Mercy leverage technology to help end poverty." - Gabe Cooper, Founder and President of Brushfire

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Mobile users can now sponsor a child, engage in the fight against global poverty and encourage their friends from their mobile devices using a new app from Mission of Mercy and Brushfire, the leading innovator of mobile, web, and social solutions for charities.

Originally conceived by the child sponsorship organization, Mission of Mercy, One Child is the first app of its kind to offer mobile child sponsorship. This is a major innovation for the organization and for the cause of children around the world. Now you can access information about your sponsored children on the go and stay connected by writing letters to your sponsored child from your phone! Share updates about your child with friends, get updates from your child's local community, and find creative ways to engage in the battle against global poverty - all from the palm of your hand.

"After working at a child sponsorship organization for many years and personally visiting children in the same situation as the children this app can help, I am particularly excited about the opportunity for this app to benefit the most vulnerable children around the world," said Loren Kutsko, CTO of Brushfire. "We’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity," added Brushfire's President and Founder, Gabe Cooper, "it’s a privilege helping organizations like Mission of Mercy leverage technology to help end poverty. We hope, like with all of our products, that by providing revolutionary and beautiful tools, these organizations will be able to accomplish their critical goals more quickly."

Mission of Mercy President, Mark Plumier says, “Effective Child Sponsorship ministry depends critically upon the connection between the sponsor and the child. Brushfire helped us bring that dream into a reality and puts that connection in the palm of the sponsor’s hands. We are finally able to bring our sponsors to the front lines of poverty relief – in a very focused, personal manner. The cutting-edge style of the app will inspire younger, more tech savvy sponsors to help free our children from the bonds of poverty and oppression.”

New child sponsors are often drawn to organizations at large concerts or events. Unfortunately, the process of walking to the back of the event venue and standing in a long line to fill out paperwork drains much of the enthusiasm from the sponsorship process. Now, interested donors will be able to pull the phone out of their pocket on the spot, select among the hundreds of currently available children, and make their commitment to sponsor without leaving their seat.

App Features:
+ See children currently available for sponsorship with Mission of Mercy and sponsor a child from your mobile device
+ Send letters and photos to your sponsored child
+ Save a photo of your sponsored child to your mobile device
+ Share about your sponsored child and other aspects of what Mission of Mercy is doing with your friends via SMS, Email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Read stories or watch engaging videos about how Mission of Mercy is impacting lives around the world - then join in the conversation by commenting on stories.
+ Use an interactive map to see where Mission of Mercy is working around the world

One Child is available on multiple platforms, including Android, iPad and iPhone (iTunes link).

About Brushfire

Brushfire is the premier provider of holistic web, mobile, and social solutions for organizations seeking to revolutionize their market. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Brushfire (brushfirerevolution.com) is a subsidiary of Epic Think Media (epicthink.com) and sister company of Shotzoom Software (shotzoom.com). Epic Think’s mobile platforms focus on empowering individuals around the world with the tools needed to compete, connect and change culture.

About Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy, the organization behind this innovative approach to changing the lives of the most vulnerable children, is engaged in vital ministry in 17 countries around the world. Through the stories shared in this app, you can stay informed and find ways to make a difference... because one child matters.

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