VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thank a friend on Otherly's app and Otherly will gift a meal to someone in need. Our goal is 20 Million meals this Friendsgiving season. Friendsgiving season often starts November 15th and runs until the last Thursday in November, similar to the US Thanksgiving.
Scientists have broadly agreed that helping others and a sense of gratitude contributes to a long and healthy life. Our success and happiness are tied to how much we help and how much gratitude we feel.
"I was nine years old when I noticed that simple ideas can change the world in the most profound ways. Nothing I have seen since has changed my view. Otherly is one of these ideas. We made it possible for you to create a positive impact in the world and deepen your friendship with two clicks on our app that takes less than a minute. How fantastic is that?" says Mike Nabavi, CEO of Otherly.
Otherly has partnered with HOPE International Development Agency (HOPE), a not-for-profit with reach into over 20 countries, where Otherly and Otherly's supporters will pay for the meals and HOPE makes sure the meals get to the right people.
"In reality, it is more than just a meal. It brings families together and provides them with hope that their journey out of poverty is possible and will happen," says Dale W. Bowler, Executive Director/CEO of HOPE.
Otherly's team has been working at a break-neck speed to develop the web, Android, and iOS apps and to share the story. Bob Proctor and Colin Sprake's teams were some of the first to show interest in the Otherly's Friendsgiving Initiative.
To join the adventure, download the app – go to http://smarturl.it/Otherly - or go to www.other.ly and start sending Friendsgiving notes to your friends on your phone and on Facebook. Otherly will pay or you can pay.
Otherly is the social platform that is all about helping our friends, neighbors, even strangers in a way that makes a difference. More about Otherly at http://about.other.ly. Otherly's Press Room at http://about.other.ly/press-room
About HOPE International Development Agency:
HOPE exists to improve the supply of basic human necessities for the neediest of the developing world to become self-reliant. More about HOPE at www.hope-international.com
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