Mateen's story: Palindrome Advisors is an amazing match making service! I've always wanted to make a difference through hands on mentoring or helping guide decisions within communities that I've done business in. This was enstilled in me at a very young age and continued with my first job out of school as a buyer with Target Corporation. Target did an amazing job helping anyone understand that volunteering time could mean as much as donating monetarily. When I left Target in pursuit of my own business ventures I found that it was hard to figure how to make an impact in the bay area community. I needed an organization like Palindrome to help match me. Recently I made the move to New York City with my wife and even before I was fully settled Palindrome matched me with After School All Stars. I immediatley fell in love with ASAS-NYC and the impact they made within the community. My first trip to see Camp Us (summer program for children which enables continued education during the summer months as well as team acitivities) I was instantly impressed with the children's stories and how ASAS was a safe haven for many of the children from the realities of the nieghborhoods they grow up in.
In addition to sitting on the board of ASAS-NYC I also run a cool company called plyfe (with my good friend Jeff below, also a Palindrome Advisor). Play Life 'aka' plyfe is a rewards program that allows users to earn points for digital and social activities. For users like all of us it's a chance to earn real world prizes for the time you spend online.
Jeff's story: After working in advertising and spending the better part of 5 years selling unhealthy food, unrealistic lifestyles, and cigarettes I knew that my skills and experience could be used to better serve mankind. I wanted to find a way to apply my talents and passions for better use, but had no idea how to find a non-profit that needed someone like myself, or even where to start. Working with Palindrome provided the perfect bridge to connect me with an organization that could benefit from my experience and knowledge, they made this process simple and easy, allowing me to spend my time working with NYC Connect vs searching for a charity.
Donations, donations, donations = Prizes, prizes & more prizes
-Donate $10 or more and get an exclusive invite to plyfe's beta launch (closed to public)
We're love Palindrome and there are even more prizes which we'll be donating to this auction as it goes along! Play life and change the world with Palindrome!