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givengine Launches Mobile Platform for Giving, Sharing and Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- givengine is a smart, simple mobile app for giving and lending with friends, family and causes you care about.

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Providing an easy way to accomplish more together, givengine is an intelligent social mesh between friends and their stuff. It's a unique tool that helps anyone share resources with each other, support those in need and organize events.

givengine is founded on the simple idea that sharing benefits communities by strengthening the bonds between friends, family, and neighbors.

Using the givengine is fun and easy, enabling people to "shop" from things their friends and family want to give or share. Unlike traditional online shopping, people in the givengine community give or lend instead of selling. As users benefit, they "pay-it-forward", further expanding their sharing community.

To ensure a thriving ecosystem of giving and sharing, givengine displays an innovative newsfeed of community acts of kindness as they happen -- whether giving, sharing or simply offering to help. Lenders can also track the items they share so they know who is borrowing what, with intuitive features to facilitate their return. As the community grows, more and more people are learning that they don't always have to buy things to gain access to them.

"There's nothing more rewarding than knowing that because of your giving, an unemployed friend can clothe her baby, a co-worker can read your favorite book, a cousin can get help with his algebra or a neighbor can clear the weeds from his yard. Not only is giving rewarding on an emotional level, it also helps everyone you know to save money, use less natural resources and strengthen the bonds between us in the process," says Chad Perry, givengine's Founder and Chief Giver.

givengine is a free service now available for iOS in the Apple App Store. http://ow.ly/ecU1i

ABOUT GIVENGINE

givengine is a mobile app for giving and lending with friends, family and organizations. It is the best way to give and get help for causes and events. The company is a self-funded start-up in the heart of San Francisco, created by a group of socially conscious designers and developers who believe that by sourcing things we need from within our own groups instead of buying it, we save money and strengthen our communities.

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RELATED LINKS

www.givengine.org

www.facebook.com/givengine

www.twitter.com/givengine

Media Contact: Artem Peplov givengine, 415.606.0006, artem@givengine.org

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