I started verynice in my apartment as an undergrad at UCLA by staying up late every night to design all kinds of things for non-profit organizations that I would find on craigslist and on campus, at no cost to them. At the time, I had a difficult time seeing verynice as a business, and I never bothered to ask myself the question: “How do I scale the impact I am making?”
It’s the one day of the year that soup kitchens and food banks have more volunteers than they know what to do with. They don’t need you on November 22. They need you the other 364 days a year. (Well, you can skip Christmas and Easter, too.) Pick a day on your calendar between January 2013 and October 2013 and commit to volunteering to feed the hungry. Tweet and Instagram us a photo of your calendar commitment at #GOODthanksgiving and together, let’s put a dent in America’s food insecurity.