Have you heard of Catapult? It’s a new crowdfunding web site where all dollars donated go specifically to programs that benefit women and girls; not to overhead or salaries, but to the specific programs you choose to donate to.
I have been periodically giving to projects in Africa and Asia found on Catapult that accommodate and care for expectant mothers, and provide nutrition to families. It’s deeply satisfying knowing that every dime I give will go directly where I intend. The founders of Catapult realized that when people give to non-profits and NGOs the vast majority of the money goes into programs, but a portion typically goes to operational costs. In fact, Catapult doesn’t even charge a fee to collect donations.
“Catapult is a connector,” said founder, Maz Kessler. “It’s a tool for people to take direct, effective action to create change. Catapult unites online supporters with trusted organizations to join together to help end inequality for girls and women.”
Giving to women and girls uplifts entire communities. It has been proven time and time again and yet programs for women and girls are drastically underfunded. Now you can give and also help others to give as well. Catapult just launched gift cards where you purchase a 100% tax-deductible e-gift card for a friend or family member and they get to choose the project the money goes to, a full joint effort on both of your parts.
Additionally now through January 31 whenever you give to projects that are specifically marked with a red ribbon Johnson & Johnson will match your donation dollar for dollar. Johnson & Johnson has pledged a commendable $50,000 to women and girls through Catapult.
The wonderful thing about Catapult is you can give as much or as little as you’d like. There are no set amounts and most importantly your donation will go to help a fellow mother or a little girl. Let’s help them thrive.
Visit www.catapult.org/find-project to find a project with a red ribbon to double your donations.