It’s been a while since I’ve contributed to this blog (with a great blogger like Kristin, I’m sure you can understand why!), but this topic just meant so much that I wanted to write a little something. We at Zealous Good are incredibly honored and excited to be included in the list of the Top 75 Up & Comers by the Chicago Innovation Awards. We were floored to be recognized, especially when you see the other amazing startups on the list including GiveForward, Excelerate Labs, i.c.stars (a Zealous Good member!), FeeFighters, and so many more! It’s a huge honor and we truly appreciate the Chicago Innovation Awards for checking us out, liking what we’re up to, and giving us this great nod!
More importantly, I want to make sure that we thank the wonderfully amazing supporters we have had. There is no donation matching without donors or our non-profit partners. You there – yes, you reading this blog – are the one who really deserves recognition. Your donations, collaborations, advocacy, and feedback have made our jobs possible. A year ago, Zealous Good was merely an idea. As of now, we have matched over $35,000 in donations and are working with over 20 organizations across Chicago.
We’re only just beginning (or I guess you could say up and coming), but we can’t wait to keep growing and we appreciate all of your support along the way!
Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.