With latest research from the Annie E. Casey foundation and other organizations showing that 30% of children in the Triad live in poverty, the timing has never been better for a program such as the hCard’s 100% fundraiser. Schools, booster clubs, soccer teams, bands, nonprofits and religious organizations can all benefit from the initiative, and the good news for High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem is that there’s a new regional manager for the program in your area.
A Skilled Veteran
Matt Currin is the new incumbent for the role, and while it’s rather different from his previous jobs he’s excited about the possibilities. Matt has worked as a flight school instructor in the Marine Corps as well as a hospital air care pilot. He’s been in sales, public speaking and training, and as the 2012 Girls Youth Soccer Coach of the Year for North Carolina, few people know more about the financial challenges facing youth soccer teams than he does.
Plans for Progress
With big plans to help local teams and booster clubs raise funds for their activities, Matt’s goals are also to aid local business owners to find customers. With the great deals and discounts offered by the hCard program, he believes there’s currently an opportunity to make a huge difference in the region. Matt says he can’t wait to tell people in the Triad about the hCard and the many ways in which it can benefit everyone.
How it Works
The hCard is a discount card that enables holders to show it at qualified vendors and save on products and services. While it’s free for members of the military and veterans, other consumers can buy it for the nominal fee of $20. Businesses, meanwhile, sign up for a free ad space in the hCard’s directory. When enough companies activate their listings, the organization that recruited them to the directory receive a supply of discount cards to sell to consumers. The organization retains all the money realized from the sale, the companies get increased business through the various opportunities available for reaching customers and the consumers get to save money.
Hitting the Road
This is what has Matt Currin so excited. As a military vet, he’s community-minded and committed to the Triad area. As a youth soccer coach, he’s passionate about the game, and the possibilities offered by the hCard program represent great synergies, as far as he is concerned. Matt plans to hit the road as soon as possible to start getting Triad organizations on board and educating businesses on how they can help the community without incurring unnecessary costs. And with the current rebound in the Triad housing market, there’s bound to be an upswing in the economy in the next 12 months. Matt plans to capitalize on that and get the community working to help itself.