Q char­ity: A DOL­LAR A WEEK

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A Dol­lar A Week was setup by our founder Mick in 2017, to en­gage every­day peo­ple with ON­GO­ING giv­ing, that was one of choice and con­tin­ual im­pact. The plat­form is de­signed to con­nect Im­pact Leg­ends (donors) to part­ner for just $1 a week with amaz­ing projects based in Aus­tralia that are pro­duc­ing great re­sults both do­mes­ti­cally and over­seas.

This unique setup is a 100% model, which means we don't take a cut of the weekly pledges, and ev­ery sin­gle week, peo­ple can sup­port their favourite project.

When asked about the pur­pose Mick stated: “I’ve al­ways given to char­i­ties my­self over time, how­ever al­ways re­ally ad­hoc. I haven’t re­ally been con­nect­ing to a cause on­go­ing for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons. So ADAW came from want­ing to prod­uct a space for peo­ple to give to projects they con­nect with, on a reg­u­lar ba­sis that doesn’t break the house­hold bud­get. With the con­cept of crowd­fund­ing con­tin­u­ally evolv­ing and the global con­nec­tiv­ity we now have thanks to so­cial me­dia and the like; we re­ally do have an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate last­ing im­pact with th­ese projects by work­ing to­gether.”

The ADAW tagline says that “half the world can af­ford it, and the other half could use it”. And they re­ally be­lieve that.

Mick says, “This lit­tle idea of ADAW is one of pos­si­bil­ity and imag­i­na­tion for cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able giv­ing model that ev­ery­one can get in­volved with. Just imag­ine what is POS­SI­BLE if ev­ery sin­gle work­ing adult in Aus­tralia gave just $1 a week to their favourite project. Mil­lions of dol­lars EV­ERY WEEK be­ing given 100% to the cho­sen projects to cre­ate amaz­ing re­sults on the ground. With that sort of fund­ing, th­ese amaz­ing projects could achieve im­pact that would last gen­er­a­tions and se­cure a com­pletely dif­fer­ent fu­ture for our chil­dren. “

Since their launch, in Au­gust 2017, the growth has been or­ganic and steady enough that they have cre­ated some great out­comes. With a lit­tle over $2000 raised for our projects, ADAW have been able to cre­ate tan­gi­ble out­comes that have con­trib­uted to; around 500 hun­gry peo­ple fed a meal with OzHar­vest, De­liv­ered 6 chil­dren through men­tal health aware­ness and dis­cus­sion pro­grams with the leg­ends at Sydney based Batyr; Con­trib­uted to the build­ing of a new wa­ter well in Eathiopia via Well Wish­ers; the list goes on with each of our projects.

“The re­sults so far are great, how­ever we’re only at the very be­gin­ning. It’s very early days in our young plat­form, we have amaz­ing projects to con­tinue to sup­port. Cur­rently with 11 projects there is some­thing for ev­ery­one to get in­volved with“, Said Mick. “Our first tar­get is to get to IM­PACT 1000. Which is 1000 reg­is­tered donors, all giv­ing $1 a week. That’s $52,000 a year in fund­ing for our part­ners.”

The com­pany is setup as an in­cor­po­rated struc­ture as A Dol­lar A Week inc, and is reg­is­tered with the Aus­tralian Char­i­ties and Not­for-profits Com­mis­sion, with a third party ac­count­ing firm en­gaged for yearly Au­dit­ing. This Mick says is “to do it right from the start, so our donors have con­fi­dence in the sys­tem”

So the fu­ture looks bright for this young busi­ness look­ing to change the world. Peo­ple are reg­is­ter­ing each week and each week their Im­pact is com­pounded. $1 a week is achiev­able for at least half of the pop­u­la­tion. The va­ri­ety of projects to choose from is great too. From lo­cal grass roots or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­vid­ing lo­cal out­comes to na­tional and event in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions that have a much larger scope. There is some­thing for ev­ery­one. So the sky is the limit in what can be achieved.

BUT it doesn't work with just words ... they need you to TAKE AC­TION and reg­is­ter. It's only $1 ev­ery week, you choose who gets it, and they make sure it gets there. Get on board now, so that you can say in ten years time when we are chang­ing the world with mil­lions of Im­pact Leg­ends ... “I was one of the first”. Join us NOW at ground level, and be apart of the be­gin­ning of some­thing amaz­ing!

Head to www.adaw.biz to reg­is­ter now! ADAW is also look­ing for busi­ness part­ners and brand am­bas­sadors to help them spread the word. If you’d like to ex­press in­ter­est in this, you can email Mick at mick@adaw.biz

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