High Tech to the Rescue - Safelist Offers a Novel, School
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
A new era in school fundraising has dawned for Adams Elementary. The school’s Parent Teacher Association has decided to use Safelist.com’s secure platform to help raise $5,000 for the School’s summer program.
An Adams Elementary school PTA board member, Ms. Wendy Mirbod reached out to a San Diego-based company, Safelist.com for assistance. The company’s unique trading platform is also being used by Roosevelt Elementary, another local school.
“We’re committed to providing our communities with a safer, online marketplace and helping Adams’ PTA raise money on our platform made eminent sense,” said Safelist’s founder, Karim Pirani. “What makes Safelist especially attractive for non-profits is that unlike other fundraising programs that run for a finite period, CA$$H™ is available 24/7 for donations and it augments their existing efforts. Additionally, it’s a perfect solution for those individuals who want to help, but prefer not to write a check.”
Safelist’s exclusive Classified Ads for School Self-Help (CA$$H™) allows individuals and businesses to support their local schools by donating goods and services on its secure online marketplace. Community members may choose to donate any percentage of the transactions’ proceeds to the school of their choice and 100 percent of the proceeds go to support the kids. Additionally, during the month of April, Safelist will donate $1 to each newly registered user’s school of choice.
“In the wake of State budget cuts, their platform makes it easy and painless for our community members to roll up their sleeves and help our school provide crucial programs,” said Mirbod.
“We are also ready to lift the curtain off of our revolutionary iPhone app to a select, lucky group of 75 folks from our two pilot schools, ” said Chris Kameir, chief marketing officer at Safelist. “We’ve all experienced the excruciatingly tedious process of placing an ad online,” said Kameir. “Now, with our iPhone app, users will be able to take pictures of an item and with the voice-recognition technology of Apple’s SIRI, speak into the phone a description, plug in the desired price and simply click SUBMIT. Literally, in under a minute, your item will appear on the Safelist website.”
Safelist Ventures, Inc., a privately funded company, operates Safelist.com, an online community marketplace based on verified identity. Safelist believes that unlike marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, in a classifieds marketplace, where buyers and sellers have to physically meet to complete a transaction, it’s critical that every user’s identity is authenticated. Also, with Safelist’s FREE Buyer Protection Insurance, every purchase up to $250 is guaranteed by the company.
Additionally, local community non-profits may leverage Safelist’s secure platform for their fundraising efforts. To learn more about the company’s novel solutions, please call 877-735-6813 or go to safelist.com now!