About this Project:
The purpose of our app is to make it easier for people to find, contact and connect with different mutual aid groups. Users will essentially be able to find all of the different mutual aid groups on one platform. We came up with this idea by interviewing someone from Crown Heights Mutual Aid and learned that due to the pandemic many mutual aid groups have sprung up around the city. We realized that there was a need for an app to help people navigate the different aid groups and communicate to share resources.
Our app will have a way to chat with mutual aid/volunteers, show the nearest Mutual Aid Group (including directions) and will allow people to find a place to donate stuff or volunteer at different groups who need specific help. For example, if someone has extra eggs and they see that a mutual aid group needs eggs, they can check the app to find out how to donate eggs to that mutual aid group.