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The Giving Apps: How Venmo and Cash App Upended a Century-Old Charity Model

In 2020, Venmoing total strangers in need became a radical act of support — and trust

Caitlin Dewey
Published in
16 min readDec 2, 2020

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RRaised in a six-bedroom mansion in Philadelphia’s outer exurbs — the kind with a grand circular driveway, tucked 100 yards from the street — 25-year-old Jake learned from an early age that…

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Caitlin Dewey
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Enterprise reporter @thebuffalonews, formerly @washingtonpost.