Revolutionary Fundraising Platform 'Veterans Call' Celebrates An Incredible First Year This #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
November 28, 2016 - Innovative charitable startup Veterans Call is celebrating their first birthday with a big fundraising bang this #GivingTuesday on 29 November. Veterans Call is asking all Americans to honor our nation's heroes on the global day for giving back.

Veterans Call ( is the first and only micro-donations platform that enables Americans to give back to veterans, active-duty military and their families with small monthly donations billed directly to their mobile phone bill. Partnering with 14 of America's leading veterans charities, Veterans Call allows donors to give as little as $5 or $10 each month with no need for credit card or bank account details and lengthy forms. As part of their birthday celebrations, Veterans Call have simplified their website donation process, just in time for the Giving Season. Americans can now give via the Veterans Call website in less than 30 seconds. The Veterans Call app, which has been downloaded 150,000 times since it launched one year ago, allows users to stay up to date with their chosen charities, to see how their donations is making a difference.

To celebrate an incredible first year, Veterans Call will be taking part in #GivingTuesday for the very first time, a global day of giving that began just four years ago. Last year, nonprofits raised $16 million dollars on #GivingTuesday, which always follows Thanksgiving and the popular shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Fiona Grindlay-Kuzian, Veterans Call's Head of Marketing, said "As we prepare to celebrate the holidays and give thanks, this is perfect time to show our gratitude and honor our nation's heroes" She adds "This Giving Tuesday we're calling on all Americans to forego one coffee, and instead pledge a small $5 donation via Veterans Call to thank those who fought for our freedom".

The revolutionary platform was founded by a group of philanthropists last November. With military connections spanning generations across the world, including family members currently on active duty, the founders felt passionately about supporting servicemen and women.

They built Veterans Call with patent-pending technology to provide every American with a simple, effective, and affordable way to give back to veterans. There are no checks to write or credit card details to supply; a small monthly donation - as little as $5 - is simply added to a user's cell phone bill.

As it turns one, Veterans Call already has much to celebrate.

Highlights of the launch year have included working with 'Gotham' star and ex-marine JW Cortes, coverage in the Huffington Post, KCBS, and New York Business Journal, as well on "the front page of the Internet";

Having already been downloaded an incredible 150,000 times, the app boasts outstanding user reviews and a rating of 4.5 in the app store.

Additionally, just last month, Veterans Call was singled out by Google to take part in an exclusive business partner program, thanks to its innovations in mobile giving and capacity for high growth.

Senior Marketing Manager, Prue Watty said "We're deeply humbled by the kindness, generosity and support of those who have rallied to support veterans with Veterans Call. We're more driven than ever to reach many thousands more supporters and make an even bigger difference to veterans, active-duty military and their families as we move into the holidays and our second year".


About Veterans Call

Veterans Call is a pioneering fundraising platform that supports organizations that provide for America's veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

Veterans Call, launched in December 2015, utilizes patent pending technology allowing users to donate small amounts through their monthly cellphone bill, saving them from providing bank or credit card details. Subscribers are able to give as little as $5 a month, which is just $1.25 each week, and elect one of fourteen charities to support during the donation process. The Veterans Call app, available for download on Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store, also enables users to stay connected with their chosen charity, to see how their donation is making a difference.

Veterans Call unites a national community of donors and enables every American to positively impact the lives of service members and their families in just a few clicks.

To learn more about Veterans Call and to give back in less than 30 seconds please visit:

To download the Veterans Call app visit the App Store or Google Play Store.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement, built by people around the world, to celebrate giving of all kinds. It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. This movement is the result of the collective power of a unique blend of partners-nonprofits large and small; businesses and corporations; schools and universities; civic campaigns in cities, states and regions; and families and individuals-to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Everyone has something to give.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:


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