During this economic downturn we believe that the barter system provides an invaluable alternative for people to obtain life’s necessities
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) March 4, 2009
Favorpals, a world without money is proud to introduce two new features to its ever growing set of functionality: Invite Friends and Charity Exchange.
Favorpals, the world’s leading free online bartering community, continues to expand its features and usability; allowing members an easy and secure way to conduct a favor exchange with other Favorpals members. “During this economic downturn we believe that the barter system provides an invaluable alternative for people to obtain life’s necessities,” said Harish Seshadri, Favorpals co-founder.
The Invite Friends feature allows users to bring their trusted network into the Favorpals community, thus strengthening the exchange network and expanding the database of favor exchanges for members to barter.
Charity Exchange provides charitable organization an easy channel to locate their needs—volunteers, general services, items, or even funds—using Favorpals’ favor exchange engine. In this section of the site, any charity can post a favor exchange, asking for anything they may need from the community. Community members can then browse, identify, and connect with charities that suit their capabilities, and offer help. Charity Exchange also gives users the ability to present their free services to local charities.
"Charity Exchange was inspired by President Obama’s Renew America Together initiative. We just saw a huge potential in our grassroots movement and its momentum to help boost and support the initiative,” said Amir Razmara, Favorpals co-founder.
With these two new features, Favorpals sets itself apart as a truly progressive bartering site with one main mission: to help counter the continuing economic downturn. The site invites all its members and charitable organizations to take advantage of these new features.