If you’re a kid trying to raise money for a science project, team or social cause, what do you do? Hold a car wash? Sell candy bars door to door? Get some old guy to organize a charity golf tournament for you?
Sorry, but that sort of old-school fundraising wasn’t for 11-year-old Leona Das and her aeroponics team. Sensing they couldn’t sell the idea of growing plants without soil from a sidewalk stand like lemonade, these children of the Information Age turned to Piggybackr.com, a new “crowd funding” website for young people.
They raised $375 in less than a week, encouraging them to pursue their goal of starting a business teaching others how to grow tonight’s salad and veggies at home.
“We want to make the world a healthier place,” Leona says. “We are awesome!”