I am the father of first and fourth graders at AM Winn eK-8 Public Waldorf School in Sacramento, CA and a digital asset enthusiast. I am a first time fundraiser and have been running a project called #HappyKidsDirtyHands primarily on social media. The proceeds are going directly to support the AM Winn Community Guild (aka PTA) 501c3 fundraising efforts.
Raise funds to support the garden education curriculum, the garden team, and the Community Guild at large using only digital assets. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO RAISE ENOUGH FUNDS TO PROVIDE SALARY FOR A HALF-TIME GARDEN TEAM COORDINATOR AS A SPECIALTY PROGRAM TEACHER WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Proof of concept - Digital Asset Donations: Currently, the Community Guild fundraising arm does not accept digital assets in their donation platform, excluding a massive donor base with a growing influence in charitable giving. By providing desperately needed equipment and materials directly to the garden team with digital asset donations, at least initially, I hope to convince the 501c3 to adopt a rapidly growing sector in the giving world.
Promote Digital Asset Education, Utilization, and Adoption: Like many new technological innovations, digital assets and distributed ledger tech face major blockades to widespread adoption mostly based on misinformation or complete lack of information period. By educating students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents about the potential benefits of this emerging payment and value transfer system and providing immediate direct benefits on the ground, I hope this project has a large impact on multiple levels.
Introduce and Promote Microdonations via Online Tipping Platforms: The first stage of this fundraising project has been conducted entirely using the digital assets XRP and Tron TRX and the tipping platforms xrptipbot and Goseedit respecitvely. These tipping platforms are innovative pieces of technology that allow users to send micro payments with XRP, TRX, and other digital assets via social media platforms. This project hopes to demonstrate the ease of use and utility of this application for charitable giving on the local and regional scales.
“Create a garden; bring children to farms for field trips. I think it's important that parents
and teachers get together to do one or two things they can accomplish well - a teaching garden,
connecting with farms nearby, weave food into the curriculum.”
Alice Waters | Edible Schoolyard
Spring 2018 - Proposed Digital asset donation adoption to 501c3 registered PTA
Summer 2018 - PTA determines currently unfeasible to accept digital assets
halloween 2018 - #happykidsdirtyhands educational fundraiser launches on social media
fall 2018 - happykidsdirtyhands.com goes live