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Planting trees with leftover coins together with Coin⇌Back

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 30th August 2015

At PATT Foundation we are very happy to announce a new partnership with the social enterprise Coin⇆Back. They just released their first real box machine prototype, so we can expect some more changes in the future, but nonetheless we are really amazed with their idea.

Their concept is simple:

“Use your change to make a change.”


What makes this machine different from current donation boxes? Coin⇆Back will provide more personalized experience as it will harness both technology and social media. Travelers will be able to see the impact of their contribution, and will have a chance to stay connected to the particular chosen NGO/cause after making their donations. This feature will motivate travelers to remain involved and interact with the projects that they feel strongly about. The Coin⇆Back team already received a few rewards for their idea, including Start up Weekend Travel Edition and WIT Indonesia, and we are sure it will change the way donation boxes work all around the world.

On Sunday, 30th August 2015, PATT joined Coin⇆Back team at the Farmer’s market in Ekkamai, Bangkok to give greater exposure and find potential investors for the smart donation box. Shoppers had a unique chance to be the first to try out the machine, and they all had a great time while making a real change. This new donation box gives greater transparency and enables you to track where your money is going and what difference in the world you are making. We were especially proud of all the little kids at the market who made a change despite their young age and kept coming back over and over again to donate even more coins.

At PATT Foundation we think the smart donation box is a brilliant idea and we really cannot wait to see how Coin⇆Back will collect leftover and unwanted coins and redirect them into good causes to make a bigger impact. The only thing left for the travelers and shoppers to do is to choose PATT Foundation on the box and help us plant more trees to mitigate climate change!

More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126765567@N06/albums/72157657971422302

About the CoinBack: www.facebook.com/coinbackglobal and http://coin-back.com

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