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Meet New Friends and Feed The Hungry With SKOUT

For many SKOUT is one of the best places to make new connections. This amazing app allows people from all over the world to come together and virtually expand their social circle.

But SKOUT is much more than an app for meeting new people. SKOUT is also an app that enables people from all over the world to make a huge difference in their communities.

This is done by using a special feature known as virtual gifting. Through virtual gifting users of the app are able to give via virtual gifts. These virtual gifts will then be turned into real cash donations to be donated to a good cause.

This time around SKOUT is using the virtual gifting feature to help feed 20,000 people in the San Francisco area. They have teamed up with the SF-Marin Food Bank and all donations will go to them once the virtual gifting campaign has come to an end.

On March 14, 2016, to help celebrate National Potato Chip Day, SKOUT asked all of its users to donate virtual gifts via the SKOUT app. The campaign ran for one day and the goal was to generate enough donations to feed 20,000 people.

Paul Ash, the Executive Director of the SF-Marin Food Bank, is very happy to be working with SKOUT. With more and more people in the San Francisco area dealing with hunger, he believes teaming up with such a popular app is a great way to work towards ending hunger not only in San Francisco, but all over the world.

This is actually the second time SKOUT and the SF-Marin Food Bank have teamed up to help fight hunger. They did the same thing in 2015 to help celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. That time around they were able to feed 10,000 people.


SKOUT was founded in 2007 with the goal of taking online social interaction to a whole new level. With over a million users from 100 different countries, its safe to say they have succeeded at reaching that goal.

The SKOUT app makes it possible for people to connect with one another via their mobile device. You can connect with someone that’s right up the street or someone that’s on the other side of the world.

Making new friends via the app is fun and engaging thanks to features such as chatting and photo exchanging. To learn more about the SKOUT app visit

Sanjay Shah Funding For Autism Research

Sanjay Shah is a Dubai based British business person and owner of Solo Capital. He also is the founder of Autism Rocks, a charity organisation for increasing autism awareness and research charity. Like many philanthropists, he admits he did not funnel his charitable contributions to any specific cause until a personal crisis hit their family in 2011, when his youngest son was diagnosed with autism.

Prior to this, Sanjay Shah had worked for some of the top investment banks such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, ING and the Dutch bank Rabobank. Eventually, he decided to open his own brokerage business, hired a few traders and new college graduates and in September 2011, Solo Capital was founded. He also owns more than 30 other companies around the world, including in London, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Dubai, Malta and Luxembourg.

Sanjay Shah is determined to raise more funds for autism. Waiting for government funded resources and being told the child has to be on a waiting list for five years due to the demand was not an option for Sanjay. He was fortunate to pay for his son’s therapy from morning to night.

Sanjay was confident that the could persuade colleagues, clients and friends to donate money and coming from a medical background, wants to pursue the causes of Autism and fund more money into research. With some experience in music as a DJ during college days, he seriously considered how he could get into a business as a way of raising awareness and donations for autism.

Finally, the idea for a music charity concert to raise money for autism research came into fruition with Autism Rocks. Sanjay successfully managed charity concert events and invited groups who could pay big sums of money to attend the events. Prince was the first to give a performance in London for Autism Rocks. He also had Elvis Costello and Joss Stone staging their performance. All funds raised from Autism Rocks goes to autism research. By next year, Shah’s goal is to create an Autism Rocks compilation album with various pop artists donating a track.

Ross Abelow Defending the Lives and Dignities of Stray Animals

Ross Abelow is a practicing attorney in New York City, who, recently, started a GoFundMe charity campaign to benefit animal shelters in the New York City area. There is a targeted goal of $5000 to assist shelters in areas where stray animals have had to weather record low temperatures throughout the entire region.

The monies raised by the GoFundMe campaign will help to pay for vaccines, blankets and food for the the large number of abandoned animals both in the shelters and who are in the process of being aided by the animal rescue workers. There are an ever increasing numbers of these abandoned, vulnerable animals, but the resources of animal shelters have been restricted by the economic difficulties experienced by local governments.

Abelow has a strong commitment to his community, where he is a partner in the legal firm of Abelow & Cassandro LLP.
Abelow practices family law, commercial litigation and entertainment law.

It is the intention of Ross Abelow to have these abandoned animals housed and brought back to health, so that their rightful owners or persons wishing to adopt can give these sad animals a happy home, again. For information on this GoFundMe charity: Click here

Throughout the globe dogs when seen as puppies, are cute and cuddly, but all ages pass, and many dog owners grow tired of the care required for their mascots. The streets around the globe are littered with these sad animals looking for scraps of food and water to survive, but being seen as an inconvenience in areas where they are not wanted. If the puppy mills and pet stores did not profit on the cute and cuddly factor, the stray animals would have a better chance to live out their lives with adopted families or in shelters whose intention is to care for the animals until their deaths. Read the full story here: