The ShareTree Charity is progressive and uses a model rarely seen among general charities.
For example: most charitable organisations work on the symptoms of societal issues:
- assisting the homeless
- caring for the mentally unwell
- feeding the hungry
- and educating the underprivileged.
In contrast, ShareTree Charity focuses on working at the root cause of many of the issues through a prevention model – rather than a reactive model to symptoms.
The need for supporting the symptoms of a strained society is still needed and supported – however ShareTree mostly focuses on tackling the societal issues at its core in the following three ways:
- Alleviating the root causes of depression, loneliness and isolation that ultimately leads to suicide, medication and/or care. Through technology assisted connections – founded on proven, science-based methods related to gratitude, character growth and community engagement –ShareTree connects people, builds their psychological resilience, and fosters connection and community engagement. There is a growing demand for the technology and services provided by ShareTree which the mainstream market is not meeting.
- Aligning the skills and purpose of individuals and corporate volunteers to support and advance the work of community organisations; these organisations include both NGOs, and registered charities, that are alignment with the UN SGDs. In facilitating connections, we strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of these NGOs and charities.
- Alleviating the root cause of poverty – which stems from the disparity in wealth and income distribution. The rising disparity in income ratio between workers continues to create pressure on the lower-class. This forces people to remain constrained within a cycle that limits education, stifles development of gifts and creates struggles to sustain the living costs of life. This effect flows through generations and creates a continued issue with underdeveloped potential and poverty that leads to homelessness and emotional strain. ShareTree engages team cultures – through a model of empowering teams, ShareTree gently brings to light the income ratio of a team and the percentage of organisational profits that feed back to community benefit. The current income disparity globally is greater than 276:1. ShareTree’s target is to shift this to a balance of 30:1 – meaning no person in an organisation will earn more than 30 times more than the lowest income earner, including all dividends and benefits.
These integrate a focus between the well and the needy to foster organic sustainable improvement.
The ShareTree App is provided freely to people and organisations as a preventative and restorative solution to mental health and well-being.
ShareTree is creating change aligned to our purpose every day.