Spare Change App ‘I Heart My HBCU’ Partners With Xavier University Of Louisiana

The ‘I Heart My HBCU’ app, which uses technology to make donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities easy, has partnered with the Xavier University of Louisiana for a two-year collaboration.

During the two-year partnership, Xavier and I Heart My HBCU jointly aim to have 10,000 people join the XULA donor community. For every new donor sign-up, I Heart My HBCU will donate an additional $1, up to $10,000.

When first launched in 2017 by Dominique King  – it became the first platform where users could donate spare change to any of the 104 HBCUs in one place.

 A graduate of Howard University, King’s first goal was to preserve these HBCUs’ legacy and ensure that “every little bit counts.” 

“When creating this app, it was important for me to encourage HBCU Alumni to support all HBCUs. Users can easily adjust how much or how little of the spare change they share to their five favorite HBCUs,” she said in a statement 

The I Heart My HBCU app is continuously updating. In the latest version, each institution has a correlating chat room for alumni and supporters to come together.

To use the app – users go to the Apple or the Android store, download the app, select their bank, select the five HBCUs that should receive their “round up” donations, and shop as usual.

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