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$18,066
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
210
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 3 2018 1:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi there! I'm Katie.  Lifelong volunteer, teacher, mom of 3, wife to 1, and aspiring app creator.  

me.
me.

I'm here on Kickstarter today and looking to raise $50,000 for the development of my app, 2Buckets.  2Buckets will link volunteers (like you) to organizations that desperately need your help.  

Let's rewind.  First a little backstory on the name 2Buckets.  

In 1736, Benjamin Franklin created the first formal community service opportunity in America - the "Bucket Brigade" - a group of volunteer firefighters.  The Bucket Brigade was made up of about two dozen citizens who were required to bring two buckets to every fire. One bucket was a leather bucket for water and the other bucket was linen and used to try and save valuables from the burning building. Franklin required everyone who signed up as a volunteer to pledge their civic duty and spirit to the cause. And of course, each person had to bring their own two buckets.

The OGs of volunteering
The OGs of volunteering

That mentality still exists today.  And we're here to harness it.  In order to affect change and serve people, all you need is your spirit.  And 2Buckets.

When asked why they don't volunteer, the number one reason is "lack of time".  We know that the responsibilities at home and at work can be overwhelming, to say the least.  2Buckets will work with the time you do have.  You tell us when you can serve, and we'll tell you where.

2Buckets is here to fix this problem.
2Buckets is here to fix this problem.

2Buckets is one of the only apps in the Northern New Jersey/NYC area that matches a volunteer's available window of time with a pre-vetted group or individual that needs help.

In a nutshell:

1. The volunteer enters his or her window of free time.

2. 2Buckets reveals the opportunities that fit into said time frame. 

3. The volunteer clicks.

4. The world becomes a better place.

5. Repeat.

It's this easy.  Seriously.
It's this easy. Seriously.

 

More specifically: 

As stated before, 2Buckets is a mobile application that will use the volunteer's time and availability to place her with a community service/volunteer experience.

Even MORE specifically: 

The first time you log into 2Buckets, you will use a calendar and clock method to enter the date and time you have available to serve.  Once you enter your availability, 2Buckets will offer no fewer than two opportunities for you to choose from.  You'll choose one.  Then, 2Buckets will then connect you with the volunteer coordinator at the specific location to confirm details (parking, contact, any other important information, etc.).  

On the day of your designated volunteer opportunity, you show up and serve! It's that easy!

This could be you!
This could be you!

48 hours after the volunteer experience, 2Buckets will follow up with both parties to make sure the service work was successful for everyone.

For those history buffs in the bunch - here's a link to a newspaper article on how this idea came to light:

http://villagegreennj.com/community/maplewood-woman-coordinates-service-work-inauguration-weekend/ 

Your support means so much to us.  Thank you so much.   

 

Risks and challenges

I have teamed with an incredibly talented group of tech-wizards in New York City who are ready to bring 2Buckets to life once we hit our goal.

Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions.

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    Thank You!

    #humblebrag that YOU made this happen! Your name will appear on our app and social media pages.

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    You're the best!

    You guys!!! #1 = You. In addition to a #humblebrag mention, you'll also receive a super sweet 2buckets koozie. Because who wants a sweaty can?

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    YAAAS!!

    You guys ROCK! So you'll get the #humblebrag, the koozie, and because we're fancy...you are ALSO going to get a reusable tote bag. Because who wants to use plastic bags anymore?

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    AH. MAZE. ING.

    I can't. Words don't express my appreciation. But you know what does? A t-shirt. A really sweet one, at that. You'll get ALL the goodies above and you'll be able to get your service work on in style. Because who wants to help people topless?

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