Cofounder of Linens N Love, a student-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2014 dedicated to repurposing gently-used linens to shelters in need. Developing a mobile app with my Linens N Love team to bring Linens N Love to a global level!
LOVE THIS! I really want to combine food repurposing with my organization's entry, Linens N Love! I'm so happy to see your contribution because my team and I have seen way too much food being wasted, especially at hotel conventions. Linens N Love's mission is to donate linens to local shelters and we receive these linens donations from high-end franchise hotels, of which many hosts these conventions. We're releasing our app soon and I really want to add a tab on our app that also has a tab for food donations. I received a scholarship this summer to receive mentorship on the designing and releasing of our mobile app since this involves lots of coding and I am definitely going to bring your initiative up during our next team meeting this week. This could be an AWESOME partnership! Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested!!
Thanks Levi Grimm for your comment!! Your initiative sounds AWESOME and I would love to see if we can add another tab on our app design to add a food waste reduction portion because I know that a lot of hotel conventions face high amounts of food waste. We receive our linens donations from hotels and so this partnership could be a really awesome idea if we want to truly maximize our impact. The app that we're releasing could combine both the linens and food donations since these donations would be picked up from the same hotel. I received a scholarship this summer to receive mentorship for the designing and releasing of our mobile app called "Linens N Love Connect" and I am definitely going to talk with my mentor regarding how we can add a tab/feature on the LNL Connect app to encompass food repurposing. Connect with me via email email@example.com and I would love to set something up. Excited to share this news with my team!
Thank you so much Sarah Holcomb for your feedback! I've connected with a few of the other Challenge participants who are also implementing an app since we're all in different stages of the app implementation. Since we've been operating almost 6 years now, we're hoping that our app can revolutionize the way that we repurpose these linens. Would love to connect with you! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org :)