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No. HELPEN uses $1 donations, along with parenting content and giving recaps, as tools to help teach generosity.
Until now, teaching compassion 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.
Ages 4/5 - 11 are the prime 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.
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.
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