New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S., where the need is immediate and the payoff results in moving people towards self-sufficiency. Focusing its efforts on ‘directed giving’, where donors can pick the exact family or individual they want to help after reading their stories and seeing their faces online, Survive the Streets uses the power of technology and social networking to rally a community of donors to crowdfund items and services needed by someone facing homelessness. Working in close collaboration with existing nonprofits who submit and verify all candidates, all requests featured on Survive the Streets have been identified as an immediate obstacle that when eliminated could help prevent a downward path towards homelessness. In addition to the launch of its new site being piloted in Washington State, Survive the Streets is also kicking off a crowdfunding campaign on Razoo, a crowdfunding platform for causes. The goal of the campaign is raise $75,000 to innovate Survive the Street’s technology platform, increase awareness through marketing, and to quickly expand nationally by working with local nonprofits and businesses across the U.S. to identify and help those in danger of being homeless. “We’ve all seen […]
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