Hytch kicks off Nashville workforce mobility initiative with donation to Goodwill of Middle Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2018) – Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee launched a partnership with Hytch Rewards today, extending the reach of Goodwill’s Wheels to Work program to reduce the cost and broaden access to public and personal mobility options. The announcement at Goodwill’s 2018 Impact Luncheon came with a challenge to Nashville employers to match the donation made by Hytch that helps fund cash incentives to Goodwill employees.
Hytch also challenged it’s own user community, with over 9,000 commuters in Middle Tennessee, to consider donating their own earned cash rewards to the non-profit’s mobility initiatives, using a new feature in the “cash out” section of the Hytch Rewards app. The Nashville-based social impact technology company believes that motivating people to share rides in all forms of transit eliminates costs, defends clean air and defeats traffic.
“Goodwill’s mission is changing lives through education, training and employment. Each year, we provide assistance to thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment,” said Matthew Bourlakas, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. “A lack of transportation is frequently among those barriers. Through this donation, by rewarding shared rides and and encouraging donations to Goodwill, Hytch is making it easier for people to find and keep jobs.”
“Transportation is a major challenge confronting the American workforce today,” said Mark Cleveland, co-founder and CEO of Hytch. “That’s why we are committed to partnering with Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee to provide solutions for mobility and urge our Tennessee community to support fellow commuters and become part of the solution.”
Hytch made the $5,000 donation today on behalf of their sponsors, Nissan North America, Franklin Synergy Bank, Onin Staffing and Sprint Absolute Wireless. Since its February 2018 launch, Hytch has provided a socially conscious solution to traffic congestion by incentivizing citizens to share rides using personal vehicles and public transit for daily commutes and other travel. To learn more about Hytch or download the app, please visit HytchRewards.com.
Hytch is a Nashville-based social impact technology company that rewards people to lower carbon emissions, protect clean air and reduce traffic congestion through logging their shared commutes with the Hytch Rewards platform. By using the free app for iPhone and Android, Hytch Rewards promotes the habits of sharing a ride by enabling users to “Save Trees” and to earn cash rewards when available in sponsored markets. Recognized as a pioneering platform, Hytch received a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Hytch also earned the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and recently, the Sustainable Transportation Award presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. To learn more about Hytch, visit HytchRewards.com.
ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
For more than 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has provided job training and job placement free of charge to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the sale of donated items. Goodwill’s vision is that all people will have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential through the power of work. More information about Goodwill’s Career Solutions, retail stores and donation centers can be obtained online at www.giveit2goodwill.org or by calling 1-800-545-9231.