MAKE A DIFFERENCE: INLIEU APP
As I get older I find it more difficult to tell people what I want for my birthday or Christmas. As a kid I had a running list of things I wanted, which was usually a new toy and then as teenager it evolved to wanting the latest piece of technology. But now as an almost 30-year old woman I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life and I am truly grateful for that. Yet, I know how frustrating it is when I shrug my shoulders and tell people “I don’t know what I want”. What do you get someone who already has everything they need?
Well now there’s a great way to give someone a one-of-a-kind birthday gift while making an impact. The inLieu App allows people to donate to a good cause instead of purchasing a material gift! This App was created by Kathy Terry in 2018 and is available for free in the apple store. The InLieu App actually allows you to donate through three ways:
Donate to a charity in lieu of a traditional gift
Donate directly to a non-protfit
Create an event (real or virtual) and allow friends to donate to a non-profit of your choice
There are over 1.6 million non-profits that are featured on the app, and they all have been vetted through GuideStar. I also love that they have a social feed (like Venmo) so you can see and like when your friends are donating to various causes. You can make a donation as small as $10, so anyone has the ability to give a gift and make an impact. So the next time you are scratching your head trying to figure out the perfect gift to buy a friend, do something that will be a gift to many people and donate through the InLieu App!