– Middle Tennessee commuters can now help eliminate mobility problems faced by an entry-level workforce thanks to Hytch, LLC, a Nashville-based social impact technology company, that today presented its first major donation of $5,000 to Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee during Goodwill’s 2018 Impact Luncheon.
The donation from Hytch will continue to fund cash rewards as a part of Goodwill’s workforce mobility initiatives. The cash rewards are given to Goodwill employees who log their commutes in the Hytch Rewards app and are in place to offset the cost and transportation barriers related to commuting to work.
The latest update of the rewards platform allows over 9,000 Hytch users to donate their earned cash rewards to the non-profit’s mobility initiatives directly in the app.
“Goodwill’s mission is changing lives through education, training and employment. Each year, we provide assistance to thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment,” said Matthew Bourlakas, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. “A lack of transportation is frequently among those barriers. Through this donation, by rewarding shared rides and encouraging donations to Goodwill, Hytch is making it easier for people to find and keep jobs.”
“Transportation is a major challenge confronting the American workforce today,” said Mark Cleveland, co-founder and CEO of Hytch. “That’s why we are committed to partnering with Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee to provide solutions for mobility and urge our Tennessee community to support fellow commuters and become part of the solution.”
Since its February 2018 launch, Hytch has provided a socially conscious solution to traffic congestion by incentivizing citizens to share rides using personal vehicles and public transit for daily commutes and other travel. To learn more about Hytch or download the app, please visit HytchRewards.com.
Hytch is a Nashville-based social impact technology company that rewards people to lower carbon emissions, protect clean air and reduce traffic congestion through logging their shared commutes with the Hytch Rewards platform. By using the free app for iPhone and Android, Hytch Rewards promotes the habits of sharing a ride by enabling users to “Save Trees” and to earn cash rewards when available in sponsored markets. Recognized as a pioneering platform, Hytch received a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Hytch also earned the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and recently, the Sustainable Transportation Award presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. To learn more about Hytch, visit HytchRewards.com.
ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
For more than 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has provided job training and job placement free of charge to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the sale of donated items. Goodwill’s vision is that all people will have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential through the power of work. More information about Goodwill’s Career Solutions, retail stores and donation centers can be obtained online at www.giveit2goodwill.org or by calling 1-800-545-9231.