Teach
generosity
at dinner

HELPEN is a charitable platform that helps parents model empathy and generosity around the dinner table

Teach
generosity
at dinner

HELPEN is a charitable platform that helps parents model empathy and generosity around the dinner table

We help parents model generosity and shape the next generation into the leaders we need.

Using Alexa

Using Alexa

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"We did our first session last night and it was a hit! My 7 yr old's eyes lit up when he realized he was helping provide coloring books for sick kids."

Hillary - mother of 2

Bring HELPEN  to dinner

Grab your HELPEN postcard and start a weekly tradition of generosity at the dinner table. Sunday night is a popular choice.

Everyone picks a cause

$1 donations. Plant a tree. Provide PPE. Feed a rescued horse. The choice is theirs.
New options every week.

Hear your impact

Use Alexa or Google Assistant to hear the difference your family made. Jumpstart meaningful conversations.

Alexa, open HELPEN, please.

Alexa, open HELPEN, please.

Give as a family.

Take turns around the table choosing which nonprofits to support with $1 donations.

Hear your impact right away through Alexa or Google Assistant.

Craft a message that says, "families like us, help those in need."

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HELPEN Snacks.

Receive 1 minute audio tips from parenting experts.

Hear a wide range of perspectives on how to teach topics like gratitude, empathy, grit, compassion and more.

INTRODUCING

A charitable platform that enables kids to give micro-donations ($1) through smart speakers.

Privacy

We do not share any of your personal identifiable information with nonprofits or third parties.

Fast

Designed to be quick, HELPEN is the nudge to important conversations about your family's impact.

New Normal

Life's different now. Create a new tradition of giving during old routines like Sunday night dinner or right before bed.

Empower Them

To make decisions

To hear their impact

To be part of something bigger

What parents are saying

"I love it. Our 7 year old just got some money for his birthday, so it's perfect timing to start teaching generosity."

Pete - father of 3

"This is going to be a fabulous journey of teaching empathy and giving."

Hillary - mother of 2

"I think it's really cool and generally very easy to use."

Claire - mother of 2

What's in your HELPEN membership

HELPEN cards

Weekly nonprofit postcards provide step by step instructions to teach generosity with HELPEN

HELPEN Snacks

1 minute sound bites delivered to your email from parenting experts on how to teach topics like empathy, gratitude, resilience, and more

Giving recaps

See all the good your family did at the end of each month

Privacy

We do not share your personal information with nonprofits

Conversational

Connect in real life with real conversations as a family. We get you started. You shape the discussion in your own style.

No Screens

Screens are taking over our lives. We give you the chance to teach compassion without them.

Routine

Our world was just turned upside down. Create some normalcy by a new habit of giving during normal routines like Sunday night dinner or right before bed.

It's time we look up.

From our phones. Towards their future.

Empower Them

To make decisions

To hear their impact

To be part of something bigger

Empathy.

Dignity.

Potential.

Join the waitlist.

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How it works.

Use dinner as a time to instill the values in your kids that show up in their leadership tomorrow.

Everyone picks a nonprofit.

Pass the weekly giving card around the dinner table. Everyone gets to decide which great cause they'd like to give $1.

Enter your choices.

Quickly scan the QR code on your giving card with your phone to enter your selected charities.

Hear your impact.

Ask Alexa or Google Assistant to open HELPEN and immediately hear your family's impact.

Membership Plan

Includes a 30-day free trial. Cancel anytime.
Charity cards delivered by
Postcard
$7/ mo
Weekly postcards
HELPEN Snacks
Privacy
Monthly giving recap
*Micro-donations not included
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we paying to donate?

No. HELPEN uses $1 donations, along with parenting content and giving recaps, as tools to help teach generosity.

Until now, teaching generosity and empathy has been left to one-off moments or seasonal giving opportunities. No habits are formed.

HELPEN is designed to let kids make decisions and then hear the consequences of those decisions right away. By working with the nonprofits, we're able to identify metrics that will help family members understand exactly how they're helping.

We studied many educational subscription plans for STEM and other subjects ranging from $25/mo to over $50/mo. Many experts are predicting that empathy and other soft skills will be determinants of success in tomorrow's economy. We created a plan that, even with micro-donations included, is well under other educational alternatives.

If you are looking to donate, we recommend sites like GoFundMe, Spotfund, or Goodnation. No affiliation. Just fans of their platforms.

What ages do you recommend for HELPEN?

Ages 4/5 - 11 are the prime age range for HELPEN.

Please note: There are millions of children who may not find smart speakers inviting due to imperfect technology and challenges with speech. From the start, HELPEN is built to include as many families as possible. If your child is able to say their name, they will be able to use HELPEN right away.

Why only three charities per card?

We usually believe we want as many choices as possible. But the truth is, it becomes much more difficult to make decisions after three options. And that's for adults!

The foundation of HELPEN is built on giving kids agency - allowing them to make decisions - and letting them hear the impact of those decisions. Three choices will help us do just that.

If you'd like a different set of options or happened to have lost your card, you can go to the options in the voice experience and ask for one there. We will email a new PDF to you right away.

You can go to your profile and request a new PDF card there as well.

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How it works.

Start by using our charity cards that are delivered to your home. Your kids experience giving. Your family connects with meaningful conversation.

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How it works.
Talk.

Start by using our charity cards that are delivered to your home. Your kids experience giving. Your family connects with meaningful conversation.

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What happens

to bullying?

What happens when their circle of care is widened? When kids learn that there are others less fortunate? That maybe everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

to their future?

Will kids learn the compassion and empathy necessary to compete in tomorrow's economy? Can they develop the emotional intelligence that experts predict will determine success going forward?

to our future?

What innovation occurs when young adults have had years of experience giving and connect dots we've never seen? How will they decide to leverage tech for humanity?

WHAT HAPPENS TO

BULLYING?

What happens when their circle of care is widened?  When kids learn that there are others less fortunate? That maybe, just maybe everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

DECISIONS?

How does decision making change when kids learn to consider second and third order consequences? And more importantly, will there be a sliver of ethics involved?

OUR FUTURE?

What innovation occurs when young adults have had years of experience giving and connect dots we've never seen? How will they decide to leverage tech for humanity?

We Compete for What Matters.

Your Trust

Right now, trust in tech is a hot topic. We understand that trust is earned over time and not something a company is entitled to. And we will earn it. Through transparency. Accountability. Humility.

Your Trust

Your Privacy

What's a four letter word that's no joke? Data. Mix in kids and, well, that's a whole other level. We built our business model around providing value. Tech thats for us, not about us.

Your Privacy

Your Story

There's 320 million of us in the US. Each with a unique perspective. We're not here to write your story, but rather deliver a nudge to get meaningful conversations started. We're not replacing your parenting. No one can.

Your Story

HOW IT WORKS

Let's HELPEN.

Families

This is our chance.  Instill the values in our kids today that will show up in their leadership tomorrow. Put technology in its place by using it to enhance your conversations as a family. Leverage tech to create a culture in your home that says "our family helps others."

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Nonprofits

For nonprofits, this is an opportunity to shine. To communicate clearly. Your cause and your impact. It's a chance to become part of people's most meaningful conversations. We will provide innovative ways for you to thank those who support your mission. We are playing the long game. Join us.

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