How Can these Smart Cards Tackle Homelessness?

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ICE SmartBands & Aurora have got together on a mission to help provide swift and effectiive long term recovery for the homeless.
The Situation: 
Homeless ‘Bob’ is down on his luck. (insert name of any of the many tens of thousands of men & women in the UK alone)
Imagine Bob comes up to you, & asks you for money. How will you truly respond?
  • Give him money, & perhaps risk prolonging the problem, worried about whether it will be used to fund a drug, or alcohol habit, for example?
  • Ignore 'Bob' & continue walking?
  • Perhaps you’ll tell him to get a job...
  • Maybe you’ll feel obligated to buy him lunch, or a drink.
The hard truth is that none of these things will help to get 'Bob' off the streets?
Now imagine Bob comes up to you. He doesn't ask for money. Instead, he simply asks you to learn about his efforts to get off the streets. He show you his unique Donation SmartCard (such as in the picture), & you choose to scan it with your mobile (using either NFC or QR code)
  • You can then read all about him, learn why he’s on the streets, about his skills, perhaps covering what he did for a living before his life turned, & read about his recovery plan, such as how he can find a home, to get & keep respectable work, & how else he intends to contribute to society in a more meaningful way.
  • You can (under no pressure or obligation) choose to follow Bob’s story (by adding his 'campaign' to your favourites), perhaps even reading Bob’s personal blog, allowing you to track his progress, with ‘live’ updates on progress on his Recovery Plan.
  • You can spread the word, sharing his story with others, who perhaps may be the very ones who could change his life,
  • You can then make an unpressured decision of whether to help in a range of other ways, such as donating DIRECTLY to the Charity that 'manages' his spending (who make sure this money is allocated towards a balance of funds for his daily needs, & the rest goes towards truly getting him off the streets, in the form of rent, professional clothing, training, & whatever will make the change permanent.
  • You can choose to donate with the rewards you receive from buying some of the deals on Aurora from local businesses (more coming soon). After all, if you’ve got a great deal on afternoon tea, isn’t it a good option to use the donation you are rewarded with, to help make a difference for someone like Bob?
And whether you donate or not, you can help Bob further by spreading the word, e.g. by social media, helping give him an opportunity, perhaps otherwise difficult to find.
Between us all, we can make a difference in so many ways. We are already starting to work with a range of Homeless Charities in Beds and Bucks, but if you know any other Homeless Charity, tell them about us, and to contact us, so they can take advantage of the work we've already done, which we are very happy to share!
Whatever your enterprise, from parrot rescues to pizza shops, or from night shelters to nursing homes, why not contact us, to see how we can help revolutionise what you do. Why wait....Let us change the world together, TODAY!
A note for the sceptics:
We make our money from selling our Smart Devices (such as our Medical Information SmartTech keyfob that could EASILY save a life for just a one off cost of just £5), and through offering on Aurora some great deals (min. 20% discount) from local merchants. We truly want to make a difference, and believe there is so much more to be gained by working with, rather than taking advantage of worthwhile charities. All registered Charities can sign up to our platform for FREE, list campaigns for FREE, write blogs for FREE, and to avoid us becoming a bottleneck or extra overhead, we don't even get involved in direct donations either!
Contact us for more details of how we can help your charity.
An idea is no good, if no-one knows about it. So (please) spread the word...!!
(Search 'Homeless Bob' on the website, to read more about the DEMO campaign)