Our goal is for Daymaker to be delightful, impactful, and simple. For you, our nonprofit partners, and the child you choose to help.

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We partner with high-impact 501c3’s working in high-trauma/high poverty communities. Our partners provide descriptions, needs, and interests of the children they serve on a day-to-day basis. We turn these into the profiles you see.

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We encourage you to choose a story that resonates—maybe one that reminds you of a niece or your own son. Choose the gifts you’d like to send, and add them to your cart. You can checkout with debit/credit card or Paypal through our secure, PCI-compliant payment processor.

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Track the gifts at every step of the way as they’re shipped, delivered, and gifted. Remember that the gift itself is only part of the impact. With it, you are sending a message to the child that they are not alone, and that they are cared about by a new friend.

What it means to give

We really believe in giving. But not necessarily what one may think of when they hear the word "giving" or "charity."

To us, giving offers an incredible opportunity to grow as humans and feel a deeper connection to those around us—be it those living in different circumstances or your colleague at the desk to your right.

Compassion and generosity create all these crazy things in the brain—whether it’s an increase in dopamine, serotonin, or actually a strengthening of the TPJ region in the brain, which is severely underused by most people in today’s world.

Giving leads people to be more creative, open-minded, and more able to connect. In study after study, people are actually happiest when giving money or an item to somebody else compared to keeping it themselves.

At the highest level, it helps us feel like we belong to a greater thread that ties all of us humans together. And that—it simply makes life more yummy.


Okay, but what if I don’t feel those things yet and don’t feel called to give?

First off, that is totally okay. We are not wired to be so generous in our present world with so much coming at us. Our brains can actually "turn down" our compassion for others to prevent us from becoming overwhelmed.

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