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About

Our mission is to fill the growing need for Retirees and Elderly in need of non-medical domestic assistance and companionship, and students in need of safe and comfortable short term housing during the school year studying away from home.

We will do this by building an online community where these users can register and find other like minded individuals who are willing to trade some of their excess time or space to help someone in need!

We will use this technology to create a trust based partnership between people while using modern technology to ensure everyone's safety and property is protected and everyone communicates and gets along before entering into a partnership.

Elderly and Retirees often spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars per year and are burdened by domestic tasks needing done around their homes, as college students studying away from home are often forced to take out student loans or borrow money from a number of other sources to cover the costs of room and board.

We help to pair up elderly/retirees with a room or spare living space with students willing to take on some chores around the house and bring some energy to the home to create a symbiotic relationship.

People helping people in a more personal and meaningful way where both parties get what they need and aren't expected to pay an arm and a leg.

We also believe that the benefits of this type of relationship are unlimited and that the crossing of generational borders allows people to share their knowledge of life, the world, and experience and in turn understand whats hip and happening in the world currently.

As we age things change so fast and life experience is priceless, but some young people miss out on the perspective of an elder, meanwhile relevant things often pass our elders by that they wish they'd have kept up with, and they get to the point where its so hard to learn that its easier to just give up, Helpful Humans hopes to improve on these things by keeping people engaged, communicating, and helping one another.

Funding Update

We have scaled down the startup costs from our original estimate, using a leaner business plan, to be able to more quickly develop and get the site fully up and running. 

We will generate a pool of users that can start participating based on local availability and we foresee the number of registered users that are in high potential areas to organically rise, as opposed to our original plan which involved more direct, outreach based community bases in multiple target areas that would be locally developed, which proved to be much more expensive than necessary. 

The alternate route is that Helpful Humans will assess the areas with the most registered users and divert community outreach and funding for local office space as needed while our community develops.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we forsee at Helpful Humans is getting the technology infrastructure up and running efficiently in a timely manner, one of the risks with any web/software based company is getting this done with the fewest possible delays, as we understand not everything will go as planned.

We are prepared for this in that all of our founding board members are people with backgrounds in tech or whom have started tech companies and have experience with extensive web and software development projects, so we know what to expect and have a board that can account for and cross these hurdles with little friction.

Another challenge we have anticipated is the possible reluctance from less tech-Saavy people who would love to participate in our community, as we understand not everyone is comfortable with computers and online forms.

To combat this we are going developing our site and sign-up process in the most simple, user-friendly, and intuitive way possible, while also providing support from trained volunteers either on the phone, or in person for those who require more guidance, so as to take away any stress about the technical part of the process and make all of our users comfortable.

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    Donors who pledge at least $50 will receive a Helpful Humans t-shirt along with a Helpful Humans wristband and Coffee Mug to help demonstrate their support of the cause!

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    Donors who pledge at least $250 will receive a 6-month subscription to Helpful Humans' online community that can be gifted to any qualifying family member or friend, in addition to the Helpful Humans wristband, t-shirt, and coffee mug!

    Additionally you will be listed in the Huge High Five section on the Founders Page!

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    Donors who pledge at least $500 will receive a 1-year subscription to Helpful Humans' online community that can be gifted to any qualifying family member or friend, in addition they will be listed in the Couldn't Do This Without You Section on the founders page of our website, as well as two Helpful Humans wristbands, t-shirts, and coffee mugs!

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    Donors who pledge $1000 or more will receive two 1-year subscriptions to Helpful Humans' online community that can be gifted to any qualifying family member or friend, in addition they will receive company ambassador status and be highlighted on our company founders page for making a significant contribution to our cause. They will also be regularly updated with "behind the scenes" updates on progress and be the first to register and participate in the community.

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Funding period

- (30 days)