Christian Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of SKOUT, developed an innovative way to use the global app Skout to help others become real life superheroes. National Superheroes Day is on April 28, and it may sound like a day for kids, but Mr. Wiklund turned it around and allowed the members on SKOUT to use the day to give to their friend’s virtual gifts, so, in turn, SKOUT would make a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in San Francisco.
PR Neswire reported that SKOUT conducted a survey from March 20-24 that was developed for National Superheroes Day in order to find out what the members thought about superheroes. The results were very interesting. They showed that men and women had favorites; men preferred Superman while women liked Batman, but over half of those who replied, both men and women, would like to have a Batmobile for their own.
One of the questions asked was, “What do you think a superhero in real life looks like?” Forty-four percent of the people surveyed said they are selflessness and 37 percent said they had no fear. Over 80 percent said they would like to be a superhero in real life, so Mr. Wiklund and SKOUT programmed the app for a day of giving to help others and give their members a chance to participate and celebrate as a real-life Superhero.
SKOUT is the largest, international social app that allows members to expand their network and social circle. It claims members in 180 countries and is used in 16 different languages, so when the leaders of SKOUT decided to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, it was no small feat. They opened the door for thousands of people to become superheroes and help somebody else.
This isn’t the first time SKOUT has used the virtual gifts to benefit others. In the past, SKOUT made financial contributions to the SF-Marin Food Bank, Muttville and Cat Town, and they developed national awareness for the 30,000 people facing hunger in the San Francisco-Marin area. National Superheroes Day provided another venue for SKOUT to show the generosity of their members.
If you would like to download this app and get involved with this innovative and successful global app, simply go to www.skout.com. SKOUT is available for iOS, Android, and Windows, and you can find followers of SKOUT on Twitter and Facebook.
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