NO.GIFTS is an easy and elegant platform to 'gift' the special days in your life to the causes that mean the most to you. You will be able to build personalized donation pages to support your favorite organizations, featuring your own pictures, videos, and answers to why you're going giftless.
NO.GIFTS is the brainchild of Hitha Palepu and Samira Panah, the co-founders of Bridge2Act. When Hitha's son was about to turn one, she was overwhelmed by the generosity of family and friends - and by the lack of space in her apartment. When asked what Rho wanted for his birthday, "no gifts" was her de facto answer.
But people still wanted to give something.
She created a Bridge2Act donation page for her son and shared the link with anyone who asked what they could bring for Rho.
$2,000 was raised for 3 incredible children's organizations.
Hitha's apartment was not overtaken by flashing, plastic toys.
And a business idea was born.
We're looking to raise $50,000 to build a standalone NO.GIFTS platform that lets users fully control and customize their pages, and enables us to give to any charity, with full transparency.
Our goal is to launch the new NO.GIFTS platform in spring 2017.