Do you ever catch yourself wishing all that time your child spends playing video games would pay off? Well, now it just might. With the newly launched Grantoo, college students could earn philanthropic giving and tuition grants while playing social games.
Brand-sponsored tournaments are hosted by the online gaming platform. This provides companies an opportunity to receive recognition for their charitable offerings. College students get to play the games for free and, hopefully, win money toward their education. Additionally, the student will select a charity of their own choosing to receive between 10% to 100% of their prospective winnings.
Three original games were launched specifically for these tournaments: Wordy Bird, a crossword; Grantoo Hold’em, a poker game; and Quiz Night, a trivia game.
Co-founder of Grantoo, Mikhael Naayem, observed that companies typically receive very little acknowledgment for monies donated to academic scholarships and other certain causes. He reports that Grantoo desires to promote philanthropy by introducing it to students at no cost at an early age. This is especially true since students can take part in something they do anyway and make it useful to their lives.
All monies donated by companies is put toward the student college grants and philanthropy combinations, as determined by the social online game winners. Operating costs are generated via on-site advertisements by Grantoo. Brands can build their image among students through this program, as well, as students will connect a brand to a charitable act. Co-founder, Dimitri Sillam, believes Grantoo can bring small companies together to innovatively solve big problems while also giving students the means to continue on in their education.
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