PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BusyKid announced today that the Noah’s Bandage Project, Shadow Buddies Foundation and The Honey Foundation are the first three charities available to receive donations from kids through BusyKid. BusyKid, formerly known as My Job Chart, is the first mobile website that allows kids to earn, save, share, spend, and invest real money by completing weekly chores and activities.
“Sharing is a vital part of the financial platform each of us should adhere to because it’s the right thing to do and not because it helps with taxes,” says BusyKid CEO Gregg Murset. “It’s important for kids to learn that sharing a portion of their weekly allowance can help many other people, especially kids in need. BusyKid can help your kids build a routine of giving that can stay with them the rest of their lives. We are extremely proud to have Noah’s Bandage Project, the Shadow Buddies Foundation and The Honey Foundation as our first great charities our families can support directly through our platform. We’ll continue to provide a wide variety of charities as we grow.”
Noah’s Bandage Project
Started by Noah Wilson, a seven-year old cancer patient from Kansas City, the Noah’s Bandage Project has two goals – 1) to help provide cool and fun bandages to kids that need them, and 2) to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. In the U.S., only 4% of our national cancer research budget goes to kids. So, Noah wanted to help get donations to his project and provide grants for pediatric cancer research.
Through NBP’s efforts, they have helped hospital administrators see the need and importance of increasing their supply of these cool and fun bandages for kids. They have already helped to provide thousands of bandages to hospitals that were in short supply and these bandages are given to families to take home, free of charge! For more information, go to www.noahsbandageproject.com.
Shadow Buddies Foundation
Shadow Buddies (www.shadowbuddies.org) are condition-specific dolls designed to be a friend "just like me" for seriously ill or medically challenged children. The Buddies not only provide comfort to an ill child, but also provide physicians a hands-on method of educating newly diagnosed children and their families about a particular disease or medical condition and its treatment.
Shadow Buddies are also a unique form of play therapy. The Buddies remain with the child throughout their treatment, providing long-term psychological support. Each Buddy wears a smile on its face and has heart eyes for love. The Shadow Buddies Foundation is located in Lenexa, Kansas, and has handed out nearly 1 million Buddies around the world.
The Honey Foundation
With a mission to make the world a better place, one kind act a time, spreading compassion and generosity across the globe, The Honey Foundation has shown that kindness is contagious, and it can bee fun, too. That’s why The Honey Foundation (www.honeyfoundation.org) features interactive ways to track good deeds and watch as one kind action multiplies into a global movement of love and brotherhood.
The Honey Foundation is based in Goodyear, Arizona, and built The Kindness Education Program for schools that teaches students the importance of being kind by instilling basic life skills, including self-esteem, confidence, positive communication, positive thinking, leadership, philanthropy and community.
BusyKid is the first online chore chart where children can earn, save, share, spend and invest real money wisely. Formerly known as My Job Chart, BusyKid is easy to use, revolutionary and allows kids to receive a real allowance from their parents each Friday. No more points or trying to convert imaginary money.
BusyKid is committed to helping children learn the important basic financial principles they don’t get anywhere else. Designed as a platform that is easy for parents to implement, BusyKid features pre-loaded chores based on children’s ages and making chore payment approvals is as simple as answering a text message. BusyKid is the only online chore/allowance platform that allows children to earn real allowance and use it immediately to buy gift cards, make a donation or invest in real stock. For more information, go to www.busykid.com.