Help Around Town
Class: 2014 Winter
HelpAroundTown promotes flexible jobs, small businesses and local non-profits by connecting neighbors in an online community marketplace. Our community-based, user-centered website enables people, businesses and non-profits to find help, offer help and promote local events, offerings, specials and fundraisers within a mile (or more) of their location. HelpAroundTown started in Lexington, MA and has grown by word of mouth to registered users in 108 MA towns and 10% of Lexington households. More than 1,700 flexible local jobs have been posted on HelpAroundTown. Our mission is to energize local economies and generate entry-level jobs for youth and flexible jobs for adults who need an income, but can’t commit to a 40 hour week. We do so by promoting local jobs, small and micro businesses, non-profits, and people with partial availability - and connect them in their community.