The Great Samaritan Trade

We’re motivating human connection through love.

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Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Eligibility: Date of Birth

September 7, 2006

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Nicolette (Nikki) Mc Graw (13 yrs old)& Antoine (Tj) Bell jr. (15 yrs old) Guardian: Racquel Santiago (773)983-5605 3912 W. North Ave. Chicago IL, 60647

Date You Started Your Project Started

September 7, 2019

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

Love will make the world a better place, but how do we motivate each other to love? Our world is a beautiful place however, we have many serious problems. According to Google, the top three problems in our world today are; climate change, wars, and inequality. However, people struggle on a daily basis with basic necessities. What if there was a way to change the world as we know it? How can we connect across the world and motivate each other?

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

Our change making idea was inspired by our guardian’s behavior and chore chart. In a world of technology, basic human connection must be brought back to life. Why not use technology to get peoples attention? We’ve created an app designed to motivate people across the globe by gamyfing self care and good deeds, with an intriguing reward system that never expires. People around the world can “post a need and trade good deeds.” Partners of The Great Samaritan Trade will be able to promote their products/services while contributing to making the world a better place.

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

My partner and I both come from single-parent homes. Collectively we’ve experienced many hardships growing up, such as, a parent passing away due to gun violence, homelessness, bullying, poverty, hunger, embarrassment and just the general lack of daily funds. Our guardian has taught us how important it is to be a team and help each other. We appreciate government assistance and community out reach programs however, sometimes we are all we have to count on. In a house full of kids there’s usually chaos and an unorganized mess. We realized how much better our lives were after we started a behavior and chore chart that included self care for ourselves and good deeds for others. There is a endless list of good deeds, ranging from cleaning up litter to accompanying the elderly. As long as the deeds are proven the points are in the bag.

4. Selfie Elevator Pitch: Include 1-minute video that answers the following “I am stepping up to make change because...”

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

Since we’re in the idea-stage, we’ll provide hypothetical examples. Let’s start with a large group or company. When a company like T-Mobile decides to partner with The Great Samaritan Trade, they can choose to extend their T-Mobile Tuesday rewards to Good Samaritans in exchange for Self-Care points. Self-care points are accumulated by the Good Samaritans whenever they prove they’ve participated in any self-care activity. Self-care activities range from brushing and bathing to yoga or a nigh out. A neighborhood community center can post needs and offer to trade services. Community centers offer a wide variety of services from food pantries to after school activities for children. Good Samaritans log in and are able to post a need and trade good deeds. They can customize a chart that must includes self-care and good deeds. Earn points depending on the activity & proof.

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

Our project is different because it’s an all inclusive platform where people around the world can post a need and trade good deeds. The Great Samaritan Trade motivates people around the world to share love with all creation. There are no other apps available that rewards Good Samaritans who do good deeds. Such as spending time with the elderly or sick, cleaning up a park, the list goes on and on. Still can’t think of anything to do? Samaritans post needs and trade good deeds with each other, earning BIG POINTS!

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

We’ve reached the outside world with our behavior chart by doing good deeds such as accompany senior citizens and cleaning up our neighborhoods. Our guardian has rewarded us with gifts such as, new clothes and dinner dates.

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

We need help creating an app. When The Great Samaritan Trade goes viral, humans around the world will be motivated to be kind to all creation. Making the world a better place , faster than a speeding bullet!

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Web/Mobile Development

10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Friend support
  • Family support
  • Mentors/advisors
  • Donations less than $100
  • Donations between $100-$1k
  • Donations between $1k-$5k

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • White (for example: German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, French) (6)
  • Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (for example: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuba, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian) (7)
  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc) (8)
  • Self-identify race, ethnicity, or origin: (5)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Communities of color
  • Low-income community
  • Other

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • T-Mobile page or contact

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Photo of Antoine Bell & Nicolette Mc Graw

We’ve reviewed other change-maker ideas and we must say, there are some very good ideas out there. The Great Samaritan Trade will be a platform inclusive to all good deed ideas. We welcome all to join our team of super heroes!! ❤️