Purposity App information


GCSS announces our new partnership with Purposity, an app connecting users with one-to-one needs in their community. The partnership aims to fulfill the essential needs of the community that we serve and allows purpose to align with generosity.

The vision for Purposity is to inspire the community to live generously by connecting people to doing good in the same way Facebook connects people to friends and Google connects people to information. “We live in an age when we can make a doctor’s appointment right from our phones,” said CEO and founder Blake Canterbury, “but we have no way of knowing if the family down the street has food on the table or if their children have shoes on their feet.” Purposity bridges that gap within the community.

"We are so excited about bringing Purposity to the Gainesville City School System. There are so many needs our students and families have during these turbulent times that go unmet," said Jarod Anderson, GCSS School Social Worker. "There are also just as many people ready and willing to help but are not aware of the need or what they can do to help. Purposity helps address these challenges in a quick, easy, and efficient manner. It will greatly assist us in our efforts to remove barriers that impact student success inside and outside of the classroom setting."

The Purposity app sends a weekly notification to users with a need in their area. With just a few clicks, people can satisfy needs ranging from shoes and jackets for a local student to small household items for a family that lost their home in a fire. The app also features user profiles that track donors’ giving, allowing them to see their impact.

Those who sign up for the app will receive an alert with a link to a story of an individual in need and can then choose to meet that need on their phone. The requested item is then delivered within a few days. It takes one notification under a minute and a few clicks to make a difference for a fellow community member. 

To support GCSS families in need, download the Purposity app from the App Store or Google Play and be sure to follow GCSS. 
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