FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY IS GIVE IT 4WARD UNIQUE ?
1. WE CHANGE RECEIVERS INTO GIVERS. When single mothers give 25% of their profits to the community, it increases their self-esteem and increases their sense of empowerment.
2. WE HAVE AN OPEN SOURCE CONCEPT. Like the Linux Kernel that Android uses. We encourage our alliance partners to use our model afterwards free of charge. Our goal is to help as many people as possible to make the world a better place 100 years from now.
WHY DOES THE FOUNDATION ONLY HELP SINGLE MOTHERS START BUSINESSES ?
Family is society’s foundation.
Mothers generally bond the family together.
Single mothers face the most pressure in developing this family bond with the least resources.
WHY DOES THE FOUNDATION REQUIRE 25% OF THE BUSINESS’S PROFITS TO BE GIVEN TO OTHER CHARITY EFFORTS ?
Because it’s better to give than to receive. The act of giving greatly increases a person’s positive self-esteem, has health benefits (lower blood pressure, mortality rates) and provides a powerful example of hope to their community.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA IN SELECTING PROJECTS TO FUND ?
Experience within that type of business, desire to improve their lives and their children’s, and a desire to help others. In other words, a sharp mind and a kind heart.
WHY IS GIVE IT 4WARD A REGISTERED CHARITY IN BOTH THE US AND COLOMBIA ?
Because we are testing our hypothesis in Colombia-that a single mother’s desire for a better life for her children transcends geopolitical boundaries-before commencing the US tests to ensure that our unique charity model is successful. Our goal is to start testing in Detroit, MI and Durham, NC.
WHY IS GIVE IT 4WARD FOCUSING ON POST PRISON SINGLE MOTHERS ?
Because there are few viable options to manifest their dreams and give them a second chance.
Everyone deserves hope for the future. We not only give it, we give them the tools to make it for themselves.
HOW CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO GIVE IT 4WARD ?
You can’t because we are internally funded.
IF I CAN’T DONATE MONEY, HOW CAN I HELP ?
By asking your favorite charity if they can use our model to change receivers into givers.
People like to help other people, because it makes us feel good, like the people in this video.
Why can’t your charity’s recipients have that chance to feel good?
HOW CAN I HELP IF I DON’T HAVE ANY INFLUENCE TO CHANGE MY FAVORITE CHARITY ?
Please follow us on instagram @giveit4ward because public awareness can help us achieve our goal.
Please don’t minimize the power of your actions.
There’s an old African proverb that roughly says “If you think you’re too small to make an impact, try spending the night in a room with mosquitoes”
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WANT MORE INFORMATION ?
Send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org