EMS Fifth Grader, Henry Maw, Creates iPhone App -- for a Good Cause

Henry Maw, currently a 5th grader at EMS, is no ordinary 10 year old boy from Bergen County, New Jersey.  First, he had the idea for a new game app and had the support to make his idea a reality. Second, he made the decision to donate 20% of all proceeds from the sale of this app to charity. Third, he is embarking on a crusade with his family to encourage other App developers to positively impact, or give a portion of their sales to, social, charitable and philanthropic organizations.

Born from an idea that Henry doodled on the back of a piece of paper and with the help of his family, he was able to work with a team of professionals to bring his new app – MonkeyBerry - to life. Available on the iTunes App store, the game provides fun and entertainment for people of all ages with an adventure through Berry Island where they embark on challenges including falling coconuts and molten lava balls. A sneak peak of the app can be seen at www.henrymaw.com.

The game was not enough.  Coming from a family actively involved in social causes, he was motivated by a sense of doing the right thing.  Henry felt compelled to donate a portion of the revenues earned on the sale of his app to charity supporting organizations that include Table to Table, a food rescue program for the hungry in Northern New Jersey and the ASYV, a village in Rwanda, Africa that helps vulnerable orphans, including those impacted by the 1994 genocide. 

And now he and his family have developed a website called Apps For Impact at http://www.appsforimpact.com/ to promote App developers and sellers who have a social impact or donate a portion of their sales or profits to social and philanthropic causes.

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