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KUNA SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH PURPOSITY, a tool for doing good

KUNA SCHOOLS recently announced a partnership with Purposity, an app connecting users with one-to-one needs in their community. The partnership aims to fulfill the essential needs of the THE POPULATION WE SERVE.

If you knew a kid down the street had a simple need – say she needed sneakers for school – chances are you’d help, right? But, it’s hard to know the needs of real people in your community because there’s never been a way to connect people who could really use help with people who want to offer it.

Enter a new app hitting KUNA: Purposity. Its name comes from purpose + generosity, and it’s designed to connect the individual needs of people near you with neighbors, like you.

The vision for Purposity is to connect people to doing good the way Facebook connects us to friends and Google connects us to information. And, inspire the next generation to live generously.

“We live in an age when we can make a doctor’s appointment right from our phone,” said founder Blake Canterbury, adding, “but we have no way of knowing if the family down the street has food on its table or if their children have shoes on their feet.” Purposity looks to bridge that gap locally.

Eileen O’Shea, KSD Student and Community Services Administrator added,
“You know, Kuna is a very special place. It really is a place where neighbors help neighbors. In the KSD teachers, social workers and counselors see the struggles of kids and their families everyday. We all want to help but lots of times we don’t have the resources to do so. But now, using the app Purposity, we will post our students and their families needs as soon as we know of them and then give our wonderful Kuna community an opportunity to directly help their neighbor. We are so excited to have this partnership with Purposity and thrilled to be able to make a real difference in the lives of the student’s we serve.”

The Purposity app sends a weekly notification to users with a need in their area. Needs range from items like shoes and jackets for a local student to small household items for a family that lost their home in a fire with the ability to lend a hand in just a few clicks. It also features user profiles, which track donors’ giving and allows them to see their impact. The company’s vision takes aim at uniting neighbors and communities around purpose by easily connecting them with opportunities for generosity.

“We wanted to create a way for communities to connect and unite in a meaningful way,” stated Blake Canterbury, founder and CEO. “Our belief is that if you knew your neighbor needed help, you’d help,” he added about the origins of the idea.

Those who sign up receive a alert with a link to a story of an individual in need and can then choose to meet that need right on their phone. The requested item is in hands of the organization in just a few days. It takes one text, under two minutes, and a few clicks to make a difference for a fellow community member.

To join the movement in KUNA visit www.Purposity.com or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

About the KUNA SCHOOL DISTRICT:
In the Kuna School District we serve about 5,600 students. A substantial number of our students struggle to have their essential needs met. As a district we are developing the Community Schools Concept. The Community Schools Concept recognizes that students will struggle with learning if their physical, emotional, social or learning needs are not met. Along with our Community Resource Center and providing mental health services in our schools, the Purposity app will help us to meet the basic needs of some of our students.

About Purposity:
Purposity is an Atlanta-based organization formed on the principle that mankind finds purpose through generosity: Purposity. Their mission is to connect people in need with those that can help and work to accomplish this mission through an app, making it easy for neighbors to help neighbors. Users of Purposity experience transparency and a one-to-one relationship with philanthropy, based on knowing the story of the exact need their donation is meeting. Purposity’s platform also allows timely access to donors within a community for schools and other nonprofits. To learn more, visit www.purposity.com.

Media Contacts:

Eileen O’Shea
Kuna School District
208-922-1007
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