New Connect & Care App — Turns Empathy Into Action

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Enables Easy Donations to Small NGOs From An iPhone

In time for this holiday season of giving, Connect & Care has launched a revolutionary way to donate to grassroots nonprofits – by vetting and promoting small and deserving NGOs, – and providing Apple Pay users a direct and simple connection to make small-dollar donations.

Josh Zients, C&C Founder said, "We have raised our own support for Connect & Care and I can testify that fundraising is hard work. Our mission is to help small NGOs on the financial receiving end – so they can focus passion and expertise on their mission."

Connect & Care was launched on the Apple App Store in June 2017 – and has now reached a "critical mass" in terms of vetted charities – to begin marketing this novel service.

Josh Zients continued, "On the giving side of the equation – we noticed many of our peers, with the capacity to give money, post about and advocate for various causes. Advocacy is important, but does not always translate into giving – and we want to bring a simple technology tool to bridge that 'empathy gap.' "

How Connect & Care Works

Users download the free app and after creating an account, view a world map with pinned locations of Connect & Care’s dozens of partner organizations. They can then select a pin and learn about the organization’s team, location history, projects, and vision. The app also allows users to sort organizations by mission. When a user finds a match to their own concerns – geography or mission – they enter any amount through Apple Pay and donate with the touch of a button. There is no fee charged to Connect & Care client-partners. A standard Apple Pay fee of 3% + $0.25 is assessed for each transaction, by Apple Pay.

Heading into 2018, Connect & Care looks to build on its strong foundation, adding client-partners, an Android tool, and continuing to push its peer-users to turn empathy into action.

Tom Gibson, Founder of New Generation Foundation, which focuses on the cure for diabetes, said, "We spend a lot of time worrying about fundraising. Frankly, we're not very good at it. When we begin human trials to cure diabetes in 2018, it will be in no small measure a credit to the Connect & Care team. We can focus more on our novel bio-mechanical technologies, instead of how to keep the lights on."

About Us

C&C is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organization, founded by the four Zients siblings, Matt, Josh, Jonny and Sasha – who seek to change how the smartphone generation engages in charitable organizations around the world. Connect & Care has offices in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. See: http://www.connectandcare.org

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