POINT’s causes are based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. POINT chose these broad categories to unite communities around these worldwide goals.
How edit an organization’s causes? (see video)
You can edit the causes your charity represents by navigating to “Profile” on the dashboard sidebar, then clicking the little pencil in the upper right-hand corner.
Add the several causes that your charity focused on most. (Don't worry – you can add or change causes based on what different events support).
These are the descriptions volunteers see on the app when deciding which causes to follow:
Protect and support the wellbeing of pets and wildlife. Follow this cause and you could volunteer at animal shelters or promote wildlife preservation.
Promote healthy living and disease reduction through prevention, treatment, and research. Follow this cause and you could volunteer to help patients at hospitals, support school programs to promote health habits, or increase cancer awareness.
Promote food security by encouraging sustainable agricultural practices. Follow this cause and you could educate communities about conservation and sustainable agriculture, or participate in your local urban gardening initiative.
Empower disadvantaged and underrepresented groups to achieve equality. Follow this cause and you could volunteer at girls-in-tech events or provide computers for low income students.
Water & Sanitation
Secure the universal availability and sustainability of clean and safe water. Follow this cause and you could attend events to educate others about sanitation or distribute low-cost water filtration devices.
Promote the safety and well-being of refugees by helping them access medical resources, education, and employment opportunities. Follow this cause and you could partner with refugee advocacy groups to provide housing resources or tutor English.
Transform cities to be inclusive, safe, and capable of helping those in need. Follow this cause and you could volunteer at homeless shelters, help connect individuals to needed resources, or volunteer at a food bank.
Encourage sustainable consumption of natural resources. Follow this cause and you could support zero waste initiatives or launch or join a recycling program.
Support jobseekers and entrepreneurs. Follow this cause and you could have the opportunity to donate business wear (ex. suits), or host vocational training programs for the unemployed.
Provide lasting infrastructure for families and communities. Follow this cause and you could help build homes in your area or petition to increase public transit.
Support communities through poverty alleviation. Follow this cause and you could help to increase financial literacy or help organizations that provide microloans.
Implement sustainable energy solutions. Follow this cause and you could promote energy efficiency programs or support renewable energy efforts in your area.
Arts and Culture
Promote culture and arts at home, in schools, and in communities. Follow this cause and you could volunteer at museums, teach in art programs or volunteer at cultural clubs.
Combat climate change to decrease extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and temperatures. Follow this cause and you could support energy efficiency, work to encourage consumers to reduce fossil fuel consumption, and more.
Protect, restore, and educate communities about aquatic and land environments. Follow this cause and you could clean up lakes and ponds, help plant trees in your community, or garden at an urban farm.
Peace & Justice
Advocate for inclusive, peaceful societies that provide access to justice for all. Follow this cause and you could increase awareness of human trafficking or assist organizations to provide legal services.
Support the changing needs of families in communities. Follow this cause and you could volunteer at youth clubs, assist in senior living centers, or provide support for new mothers.
Provide relief in the event of natural disasters and other emergencies. Follow this cause and you could create care packages, rebuild homes and have many other opportunities to help.
Increase educational opportunities for all. Follow this cause and you could volunteer with local students, help build schools or fund education programs.
Partner with ministry organizations of all faiths to serve the community. Follow this cause to volunteer with churches, community faith centers, and religious youth programs.