Items Tagged “2013”

My Little Geek, for pre-school kids

Oops, sorry we missed this one while the campaign was active.

After the success of their first book, the writers of 'My Little Geek' turned to Kickstarter, raising $12,265 for their next project.

We are creating two new books called Nerdy Numbers and Sci-fi Shapes, plus an iPad app. The app will have digital versions of these two new books and the original My Little Geek alphabet book, plus a dozen educational mini-games.

The concept:

My Little Geek is all about educating pre-school kids in a tech-savvy world. Our first book .... sold thousands of copies all over the world. Now that we've proven this can be a success we are ready for something even bigger but we need your help!

Buy One, Give One:

For every $10 you add above your standard pledge, we'll be able to give a book to a school in need. So you'll still get a reward for yourself and you'll be helping kids in need - everybody wins!

Several pledges were available ranging from $16 to $650.

See their website for more info.

Tags:   2013 app book kickstarter pre-school

Boppy® Pillows - Become another Mom's favorite Mom

In May of this year, the Boppy Company ran a Get One, Give One program:

For every Boppy® Slipcovered Pillow [purchased] at Babies”R”Us in May, The Boppy Company has committed to donate a Boppy® Slipcovered Pillow to Nurse-Family Partnership agencies who will distribute them to moms-in-need up to $250,000 worth of Pillows. Note: The Boppy® Slipcovered Pillow has a $39.99 suggested retail price.


Babies don't come with instruction manuals. Having your first baby can be especially challenging for a young mom living in poverty. Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms by pairing them with a trusted nurse who provides each mom with home visits to help her have a healthy pregnancy, improve her child's health and development and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Help us support these moms-in-need with this special gift.

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Angaza Design: Clean, solar light for Africa

An idea presented on Indiegogo earlier this year:

We are on a mission to replace dirty kerosene with sustainable, clean and affordable light.

The Problem:

Imagine life without light! Families in the developing world spend over 30% of their precious income on dirty, unsafe kerosene fuel just to have light after the sun goes down. .... Children who study by kerosene light inhale the equivalent of smoking 2 packs of cigarettes each night. This is the reality of life for over 1.6 billion people across the globe.

The Solution:

Angaza Design was started in early 2009 with a focus on eradicating energy poverty in rural communities around the world. After months of living in rural villages in Tanzania and seeing the debilitating effects of dependence on kerosene light, we set off with a goal of creating high-quality, high-performance solar lights and battery chargers for off-grid families and small businesses, to fulfill their pressing need for clean and reliable energy.

Selected Perks:

  • $55 Give a light! Deliver 1 Angaza SoLite to a rural hospital, school, or community center in East Africa.
  • $120 Give a light, Get a light! Deliver 1 Angaza SoLite to a rural hospital, school, or community center in East Africa and get one to you too!

Visit their website to learn more.

Tags:   2013 indiegogo solar-light

WakaWaka solar power station and light - 2 projects

From their 2012 project at Kickstarter:

We designed the coolest looking solar LED lamp and we called it ‘WAKAWAKA’ which means ‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili. ...

Why is it cool looking? Because we want WAKAWAKA to become a success in the US and Europe as well. We hope YOU like it for example. And if YOU like WAKAWAKA, than so will someone in Kenya, Tanzania, India or Haiti.

I think that's a great way of describing one of the important ways that give1-get1 differs from regular donations.

Some of the rewards:

  • $30 donate a lamp to a school in Kenya
  • $35 get one
  • $65 "WAKAWAKA ONE FOR ME ONE FOR ...? yes, that's the question"

Total funding: $48,399. A followup project earlier this year received $419,474:

Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.

More info on their website.

Tags:   2012 2013 charger kickstarter light solar

TeloMe - a telomere test

A scientific project at Indiegogo earlier this year:

TeloMe has developed the first affordable, direct-to-you telomere test. Take control of your long-term health with our convenient, saliva-based test.

Selected perks:

  • $99 Saliva-based telomere test
  • $139 listed as "Give One, Get One" but actually just give half:

Pledge to support the Personal Genome Project (PGP) by covering half of the cost of one standard TeloMe test for the PGP's data set and get one for yourself at a discounted rate!

A little science:

Telomeres are the protective pieces of DNA on the ends of our chromosomes. They've been compared to the caps on the ends of shoelaces. They've also been compared to clocks inside our cells because they tick down, or shorten over time and exposure to various stresses. As they wind down, so do our cells. Short telomeres are associated with higher risk of a wide range of failing health, and older people aren't the only ones at risk.

Lots more on their website.

Tags:   2013 indiegogo

Luci: The Beautiful Solar Powered Light

From earlier this year at Indiegogo:

A solar powered light designed by MPOWERD that’s beautiful enough for your own home but within reach of the whole world

The two most popular perks:

$50 Give a Luci, Get a Luci - Give one light to a family in the developing world and get a Luci of your own. We'll also send you a thank you Tweet.

$100 Give Two Lucis, Get One - Give two lights to families in the developing world and we'll send you a Luci for yourself along with a thank you Tweet.

The current retail price on their website is $14.95 (for 'give' or 'get'), with a $5 discount for subsequent 'give' purchases. The retail product is also available at Amazon.

One thing that's not clear from their Indiegogo project or the company's website: the light is inflatable. From a review:

You use this Luci solar lantern by blowing it up like you would a beach ball or raft. When it’s fully inflated after a few puffs, it has metallic reflection plates on the top and the bottom. These diffuse the light and make it spread across the room or tent. It’s surprisingly bright on the high mode—good enough to read by while cozy in your sleeping back or cheap guesthouse room with one dim bulb.

Tags:   2013 indiegogo solar-light

Smiles for the People - bamboo toothbrush

Here's a new company and product, officially launched Feb 26, 2013. For $5.95, Smiles for the People offers a (very nice looking) adult toothbrush with a 100% biodegradable bamboo handle.

Here's their variation on Give1-Get1:

Some “One for One” companies give away one physical product for every one you buy, but to be most effective, we do it differently. Instead of giving away physical toothbrushes, our Giving Partners tell us exactly what they need. They might ask us for the funds to open a new clinic, buy supplies, run a training program, or facilitate community outreach and education. And yes, they may sometimes even need a donation of toothbrushes.

In addition to their Website, you can find them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Children's ABC Wallet Cards -- 2 projects

From Marie-Claire Camp of Grand Rapids, MI:

Gorgeous, educational, nontoxic cards that not even my twin two-year old boys can destroy.

Kids love to play with cards – credit cards, gift cards and flash cards – but most of those plastic cards are made of toxic PVC, and paper cards disintegrate in small children's mouths. So I've designed a gorgeous set of extremely durable, non-toxic cards for very small children to play with. I describe these cards as indestructible.

Here's the $40 reward tier:

GET ONE & GIVE ONE. You get the full deck. Shipped. + A deck is donated to a nonprofit organization working with small children

She raised $14,103 in 2012, then $27,687 this year in a followup project for additional cards: Color & Shape, Number, GO, and a wallet.

The "GET one GIVE one" tier was $25, or $85 for GET four GIVE four.

An ongoing 'give' is listed on their website:

3% of proceeds are donated to literacy-based nonprofit organizations every year!

The original cards are available for $19.95, with pre-order options for the new sets.

Tags:   2012 2013 kickstarter toddlers

Waveborn - Shades That Give Sight

Here's a current project, with only 2 days left:

Waveborn makes sunglasses that combine affordable fashion with a mission to have a major social impact.

Waveborn sunglasses are designed and handcrafted in Italy, and we sell them at a price point well below typical designer brands. For each pair of sunglasses sold, Waveborn helps a person in need in one of two ways: a) we provide a new pair of prescription eyeglasses through our nonprofit partner Unite for Sight, or b) we fund a portion of a vision-restoring cataract surgery for a person in need though our new nonprofit partner Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International.

Perks chosen so far range from 33 people for $5 each (to donate a pair of eyeglasses), to 3 people for $500 each: get 11 pairs, given eleven pairs (or fund 2 sight-restoring surgeries) -- plus several levels in between. Impressive!

Tags:   2013 eyewear indiegogo

Canadian Escapades: a great story, dual-language, aligned by sentence was created by Germancosm, publisher of Canadian Escapades.

It's a story worth reading: a daring adventure ... with a twist. It's a book worth sharing: help us send to schools & libraries.

Don't worry if you can't read a word of German; just ignore that column and enjoy the story in English.

Please take a minute to review the project at Indiegogo, or related material on YouTube, Flickr, or the blog. Thanks!

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