PiggyBackr helps youngsters raise money for their projects or teams.
Crowdfunding is no longer a grownup’s game. A new crowdfunding site, PiggyBackr, caters specifically to young kids and teens who need to raise funds for their projects and teams.
The site just had its public launch and it aims to create more fundraising options for kids. They don’t have to stick to selling small items to friends, schoolmates or family members to raise funds for whatever projects they have. PiggyBackr wants to bring young people’s fundraising activities up to date with the latest technology and culture. It also wants to make fundraising an educational, collaborative and fun event for young people, their families and friends, and their community. PiggyBackr is also a way to bring youngsters with dreams closer to businesses or companies who are supportive of youth initiatives.
PiggyBackr started in May 2012 and has helped over 1,500 young people raise more than $250,000 during its private beta phase. Now that it has made its public launch, the start-up is opening its doors to young people all over the country. The company currently has ten partners, among them Ashoka Youth Venture, Bizworld Foundation, and the California YMCA Youth in Government.