Have you guys heard of kickstarter? I had heard of it but haven't really looked into it much. Spent some time browsing it and there are so many cool projects on there - the concept is really interesting to me. People who have a project they want to get going basically post it on here, and people donate money to "kickstart" the project! There are incentives for certain dollar amounts you donate and so everyone kind of wins - you help a small business and get some cool stuff in return!
It's really cool to see people want to support small businesses. and so amazing how some of the results turn out. Like, this guy whose goal was to raise $30K and he ended up raising $291 for men's underwear. Pretty legit! Here are some fun projects I came across for you to check out.