Vast Bridges Creator Cash Program Makes a Huge Difference to Five One Spark Creators

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Staff at Vast Bridges Choose Favorite Projects to Support

Our entire staff was excited to make a difference for the five different organizations chosen.

Vast Bridges awarded $7500 to five One Spark projects on Sunday as a part of its innovative Creator Cash program. During the 6 day One Spark crowdfunding festival that ended yesterday in Jacksonville, Vast Bridges staff members visited the festival and learned about the different projects spearheaded by entrepreneurs. They chose their favorites and with the help of a Twitter voting campaign selected five projects to receive Creator Cash of $1500 each.

Vast Bridges is proud to announce the 2015 Creator Cash recipients, all five of whom were from the Education or Social Good categories.

Hunger Fight is a non-profit that has created a new take on helping to eradicate hunger on the First Coast. The humanitarian organization packs highly nutritious meals with the help of volunteers, so that food insecurity can be eliminated for a much lower cost per meal than could be provided in other traditional ways.

Growin’ GEERS is an interactive educational program for elementary school children, helping them apply an engineering approach to problem solving. It encourages students to think creatively and teaches them engineering concepts in a fun way.

Take a Free Ride is a non-profit organization that is putting an end to drinking and driving in Clay County. This free bus service brings patrons from various establishments to their home free of charge.

Textbook Boomerang is a textbook trading platform that allows college students throughout the country to trade textbooks, saving them significantly on the cost of higher education. This project also received the second highest votes in the Education category during One Spark, with 1109 votes.

DoggyBytes By Jenny offers a healthy alternative to commercial dog treats. All natural, gluten-free, human-grade ingredients are the secret to simple, clean dog treats.

Vast Bridges’ Creator Cash program for One Spark offered an exciting and interactive way for staff to be a part of the company’s philanthropic efforts. President and CEO of Vast Bridges, Kevin Conner, states “Our entire staff was excited to make a difference for the five different organizations chosen. We applaud the entrepreneurial spirit shown by all the creators at One Spark and look forward to next year’s event.”

About Vast Bridges
Vast Bridges is a Jacksonville-based sales and marketing company that was started in 2010 by a single entrepreneur. Its growth and success led to the company being named as the 2014 Fastest Growing Business in Jacksonville and a best place to work, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal. Integral to its success is partnering with other businesses to help them acquire new customers through cutting-edge sales and marketing strategies. Amongst the corporate values of the company is philanthropy on a local and global level. Providing financial support to business start-ups through the One Spark festival is just one way it makes a difference locally.

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