Float Launches #StartupsForCharity Movement

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LA-Based Startup Community Kicks Off Charitable Giving Campaign This Holiday with Four Days of Volunteering at LA Food Bank and Baby Buggy

As a startup community, we spend so much time trying to innovate and grow, that we sometimes forget what simple contributions of time and resources can do for others — Max Klein, CEO of Float.

Float, a mobile-first consumer financial technology provider, has launched #StartupsForCharity, a movement to galvanize and unite LA's startup community in making a greater impact on those in need through collective volunteering, giving, and fundraising efforts.

“As a startup community, we spend so much time trying to innovate and grow, that we sometimes forget what simple contributions of time and resources can do for others,” says Max Klein, CEO of Float. “We wanted to make a big impact, and what one company can do, ten can do better.”

#StartupsForCharity provides a structured and easy way for companies in the startup and tech space to leverage their collective resources and influence to drive significant giving efforts and awareness for charitable organizations. Partnering startups can have team members sign up for specific volunteering and giving opportunities through the platform's website. Team members then spread awareness of their participation via their social networks with the #StartupsForCharity hashtag, encouraging others to join.

#StartupsForCharity launches this holiday season with four volunteering days at Baby Buggy and Los Angeles Food Bank. Additional charity partners and programs will be announced early next year, with plans to expand to other startup communities across the US.

"#StartupsForCharity is helping us generate more giving, and spreading awareness of our mission to provide needy families with essential resources and support this holiday season,” said Carly Harrill, LA Managing Director of Baby Buggy.

To date, ten LA-based startups have joined Float in #StartupsForCharity including BloomNation, Built in LA, CurbStand, Flash, NailSnaps, Nanny Agency:LA, NuPad, Plug and Play, Team Friday and WriteyBoard.

The next on-site volunteering dates are December 16 and 18 at Baby Buggy in downtown Los Angeles. To join the movement, please visit hellofloat.com/startupsforcharity.

About Float:

Float's financial solutions empower people to improve their quality of life and live in the moment. Our mobile-first consumer financial technology gives users an instant and easy way to access a line of credit without a traditional credit report. Float lowers costs, reduces friction points and leverages data and mobility to provide our customers with the ability to seize the moment like never before.

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