Pago to raise money for Whisman district
The makers of the smartphone application Pago are raising money for the local elementary school district during a two-week campaign.
The app, which is only available in Mountain View and Las Vegas, allows people to make purchases from local merchants directly from their cell phone, then show up, skip the line and grab whatever it is they've ordered.
Several local businesses with virtual stores on Pago will be donating anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of all purchases made through the app to the Mountain View Whisman School District over the period of Oct. 3 through Oct. 16. Bajis Cafe, Gelayo Gusto, Las Muchachas and Baskin Robbins are all on board.
"I'm a big believer and supporter of local school districts and institutions," said Leo Rocco, founder and CEO of Pago.
Craig Goldman, superintendent of the Mountain View School District, said that his district was not partnering with the app-maker in any official capacity, but was pleased that a local company was working to raise money for his schools.
"We appreciate their willingness to share a portion of their revenues with local schools," Goldman said.