While in college five years ago, Kevin and I set to create giving to charity accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial situation. After months of brainstorming and learning how to code, Tab for a Cause was born. In those five years, we’ve seen the Gladly community grow from 0 to nearly 200,000.
We’re thrilled to announce that Gladly has now raised over a quarter of a million dollars for charity through Tab for a Cause and Goodblock! It is truly amazing to see the collective impact of the tiny everyday actions Gladly users dedicate toward charity. We started Gladly with the goal of making giving accessible to anyone, and this $250K-raised milestone shows that our goal is shared by a growing and dedicated community.
We’re making long-lasting, positive social impact by simply surfing the Web.
This is an amazing milestone, and in celebration, we will be giving $1,000 for every 2 million Hearts donated to Room to Read during the next week. We have long been avid supporters of Room to Read’s mission of improving access to education around the world, and last year, worked with them to build a library in Vietnam. This is a great time to donate all those stored up Hearts, and recruit your friends to start using Goodblock and Tab for a Cause!
We also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your amazing support over the years. We simply would not exist without your constant feedback, interaction, and help spreading the word. Fun fact, over half of our current Gladly users have come through invites from current users posting on social media, telling their friends, and making amazing YouTube videos.
Through the online community, we’ve been able to support vlogbrothers Hank and John Green’s annual fundraiser, the Project for Awesome.
“We have been fans since Tab for a Cause was a very small project and the amazing team have been indispensable to the Project for Awesome,” said best-selling author John Green. “I know that this is just the beginning and they will continue to do great work for years to come. I look forward to seeing them grow from this landmark moment.”
It’s through the support of the Gladly community that we’ve been able to make such a lasting impact, and we look forward to the future of Gladly.
Cheers to the next milestone!