Nov 27, 2013

What We're Thankful For

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here. We don’t usually like to play favorites, but this holiday is definitely at the top of the list. Thanksgiving is all about spreading goodwill, and in a way, it reminds us why we do what we do in the first place.

Today, we want to share how grateful we are for those who make our work at Altruistic Apps possible.

We’re grateful for…

Nov 20, 2013

Our How and Our Why

Our How and Our Why

If you’ve been following along on the blog for awhile, you’ve probably begun to see how much we care about helping schools and students succeed. You’ve also started to learn about what we do, and you’ve met some of the businesses, principals and parents we’re working with. However, it’s been awhile since you’ve heard anything from us about how our School Supporter app works or why we’re doing what we’re doing, and today, we’d like to address just that.

What better way to learn more about us than straight from the source, right?

Nov 13, 2013

Business Spotlight: Freshii

Our School Supporter app provides a way for caring companies to really make a difference. Today, we’re introducing you to another business that has made the commitment to partner with its community and give back, Freshii.

Jamie Maloney is a mother of five herself, so she knows the power of quality education. She also knows a good fundraiser when she sees it. As the owner of Freshii, Jamie says she is incredibly pleased that half of her marketing dollars are going directly to the school she’s supporting. She describes it as “the best of two worlds” - coupons for fast, healthy eating and support of local schools.

Nov 6, 2013

Four Ways to Give Your Kids A Giving Spirit

Remember Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote?

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Your kids have probably heard it, too, but they might not understand what it really means.

The holiday season is fast approaching, and there’s no better time to instill a generous spirit in your children. As you prepare for parties and family gatherings, make plans to show your kids what really matters -- how to give back and put others first. Together with your family, start changing the world, one step at a time.