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A chance to win $1,000 through the Kwippit app

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Founder Rob Horning with his dog Dipstick

Founder Rob Horning with his dog Dipstick

By Kristen Spang

By Kristen Spang

Founder Rob Horning with his dog Dipstick

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Aspen Elementary School teacher Jenny Beltman was a lucky winner who won 1,000 dollars from the Kwippit app. After receiving this money, she put it towards her dog who had cancer.

It’s an app where users can send entertaining messages and pictures to friends and family while also supporting non-profit organizations. There are multiple different channels that users can pick from and two of them allow users to enter a 1,000 dollar sweepstake, which is drawn at the end of every month.

Kwippit was founded in April 2016. The purpose is to create something that encourages people to give back to the world by using their phone. It does this by partnering with many non-profit organizations. Kwippit founder Rob Horning who is one of the five founders of this app and who has been very involved in the creation of Kwippit explained.

“We’re working with the Humane Society, which is all about animal rights. We’re working with Susan G. Komen, which, is all about ending breast cancer. We’re working with the Elton John’s Aids Foundation, which is all about curing aids across the world. We’re working locally with the Aspen Animal Shelter, which is all about rescuing pets and various health risks for them to make sure they have a better life,” Horning said.

The company is involved with the local community in many different ways, such as working with high school and college students in Denver in order to improve the app. The goal of the app is to create something that people really enjoy and want to use and share with friends and family.

How users can enter in the 1,000 dollar sweepstake is users can subscribe to either the Aspen Animal Shelter or Ink Coffee channels. It only costs .99 cents a month to be a subscriber and in return users receive merchant rewards, which could get users a free slice of pizza at tasters or a free drink at Ink Coffee. If users recommend the app to friends they can then create a higher chance for users to win the sweepstakes. Every time a friend refers a consumers name they get added to the drawing, which increases their chances of winning.

Jenny Beltman was Septembers lucky winner and instead of using the money for herself, she put it towards her dog Monkey who had been diagnosed with cancer.

“She can’t really afford to give him the care that he needs to get better and this 1,000 dollar is going to make a dramatic difference in her life and in Monkey’s life to get him the help that he needs,” Horning said.

The app was able to provide a positive story in the end and Horning hopes that more positive outcomes will come from the app as it advances in its creation. Within the next month, he is hoping to release a new feature that will allow users to compete with their friends for doing good in the world.

“Kwippit allows people to get involved and not only support the brands that are doing good in the world but also advocate that their friends and family and other people that might be interested get behind those brands as well,” Horning said.

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