Real Change is a social project born to help the homeless by addressing a common fear in the mind of the passerby: the unwillingness to give cash to those sitting down on a sidewalk under the assumption that our money will be misused on the streets. We don’t say ‘Don’t give money to the homeless.’ We say ‘If you want to help them but are reluctant to give them cash, here’s an alternative.’
Through the Real Change smart-phone application, people can donate dollars that automatically turn into Wish Coins, a new social currency that can ONLY be redeemed for good things (food, denture, socks, shelter, education, etc.)
Through NFC technology, the donation is directly made from a user’s cell phone to the homeless client’s Real Change card, where Wish Coins get accumulated and ready to use.
Then, homeless clients can redeem their Wish Coins by just approaching their Real Change cards to NFC-enabled tablets installed at the companies/stores affiliated to the program. This way you make sure your money does help the person you want to help. From dollars to wish coins. From change to real change.
We are looking for partners through which our clients can redeem their Wish Coins. If you or your organization are interested in joining the Real Change Project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org