We got the idea from Acorns, an app which invests spare change to help the user save money over time
What it does
Change for Change rounds up each purchase with a linked credit card to the nearest dollar. This amount will be donated to charity of the user's choice.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Learning how to use the Plaid API was initially difficult. It took a significant amount of adjusting before we were able to make use of the bank data.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
We learned many new languages as well as how to develop on the front and back end.
What's next for Change for Change
Next we plan to connect Change for Change to actual bank accounts and set up the withdrawal process to make donations actually happen. Once we implement this, donating to charities will be much more frequent and convenient for users. With that, Change for Change will make progress towards combating inequality.