A face to face approach for helping another person in need. We are a platform for Compassion.
Benevolently powers pure giving of support from one person to another, with no expectation of return or self-interest.
BENEVOLENTLY IS A PLATFORM FOR KINDNESS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
In today's world, there is a growing need for greater Empathy for others, and for Empathy to turn to action, as Compassion.
There are people in need all around us
People’s needs range from temporary to permanent, and include a range of things they might not know how to do, are temporarily unable to do, or need someone to connect with around a shared interest.
Everyone can give something
Everyone has something they can give to another, we just have to take the time to think outside of ourselves to help. We challenge ourselves and you to give 1% of your time, or about 60 minutes a week, to help someone in need.
Groups provide leadership in Kindness
Benevolently provides Groups opportunities for their members to get into the community and help. Businesses, clubs, and service organizations can make a difference if they show the leadership necessary to support their community.
Communities strengthen themselves
Communities use Benevolently to connect members' friends and families who have needs with those in the community who can give.
HOW DOES BENEVOLENTLY WORK?
Benevolently uses technology to connect those in need with those who are able to help.
Lightweight Tasks & Companionship
Benevolently asks you to help with “lightweight” tasks - basic home repair, animal care, errands, yard work, tutoring & teaching, and companionship.
Unleash Pockets of Time for Givers
Benevolently unleashes the pockets of time when you could stop by the store and share a gallon of milk, or drop by to say hello to someone who is lonely.
Technology Makes It Easy to Give
Benevolently takes advantage of app technology so that these acts of kindness flow seamlessly into your schedule, at times and places that work for you.
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE OUR "1% GIVING CHALLENGE"
Life is busy. Everyone has many things to do.
Make one of those things 60 minutes a week of giving to someone else.
1% = 60 minutes a week
60 minutes a week. That is it. Everyone has 60 minutes a week in their lives where they can be of service to another.
Benevolently will help you
We understand the complexities of today's daily life. Our technology will provide a curated experience around your skills and schedule to make it easy. Think of it like Uber. Except rather than a car showing up to take you somewhere, you show up and radically, positively impact someone's life.
The Secret: You feel awesome
The secret about being selfless is that you feel great. Helping others is its own reward. We are not advocating solipsism, or helping another only because it will make you feel good. Bottom line unless you are totally cold-hearted, you will feel great, and experience what we call a Goodness of Heart. The bigger challenge? Stay anonymous.
Here are what a few of our theoretical users have to say about Compassion and Kindness.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama
"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others."
"The fruit of Love is Service, which is Compassion in action."
'Be Kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."
"The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other. We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering. Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see their suffering. We must become one with the subject of our observation. When we are in contact with another's suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, "to suffer with."
Thich Nhat Hahn
Benevolently is in the process of becoming a B Corporation
Benevolently is both a Delaware benefit corporation as well as going through the process of becoming a B-Corp certification through the B-Lab process. Benefit Corporations recognize more than the financial shareholders as the stakeholders in our business. Our customers, our staff, the local community are all stakeholders in our business. B-Corps take this commitment further, including our environmental impact, social impact and more. We are proud to become a part of this amazing group of businesses and their leaders.