From Arboreal Emoji Donations to Educational Coding Broadcasts

By: Rebecca Byers - Aug 4, 2015
The top August 2015 social good trends include a variety of social good initiatives and projects that range from provocative campaigns to travel-based charity apps.

In a unique altruistic use of emojis, Swedish not-for-profit Vi Agroforestry recently launched an initiative that enabled individuals to make donations toward a treeplanting project in East Africa through emoji-filled SMS. For every tree emoji sent, a user committed to donating $2, the cost of planting a single tree as part of the initiative.

A non-profit grocery store in Boston offers produce and food items at discounted prices started by the founder of Trader Joe's. The Daily Table receives surplus and otherwise unsellable food items from grocery chains and restaurants at no cost.

The top August 2015 social good trends highlight the various methods for creating awareness around charitable campaigns, as well as the range of social business opportunities for non-profit organizations in need of funds.