edRover is a new mobile application that aligns businesses' goals with schools' fundraising needs. The application, which can be downloaded free to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad or a Windows Phone 7 (more platforms to come), allows consumers to direct donations from participating businesses to the school of their choice by confirming each visit to a sponsor's location.
edRover.com also contains a charity mall that allows registered consumers to earn donations back for their favorite school program when they shop through the links on the site.
Tania Mulry, a concerned mother of three boys frustrated by shrinking school budgets, founded EdRover, Inc. and developed the edRover application as a solution to help address school fundraising challenges. She brought together an extensive understanding of business, location-based marketing, technology, school involvement and motherhood to create a win-win-win for businesses, schools and concerned citizens.
Here's how the edRover applications work:
Businesses make a financial contribution to EdRover, Inc., which will be used for school contributions each time an edRover application user visits one of the business' participating locations.
Schools validate their accounts by providing contact information for an authorized school, PTA or Foundation representative. EdRover, Inc. staff validates the information prior to issuing payments to the organization.
Consumers download and begin using the application to direct funds from participating businesses to the school they've chosen.
edRover takes it from there, ensuring that funds are distributed from sponsoring businesses to more than 100,000 eligible schools across the nation.
edRover makes it easy for businesses and school supporters to support local schools across the United States!