GiveCard

Debit cards for the homeless.

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The Basic Process

Spread 'em

We give out our GiveCards to homeless people we've built relationships with

Make it rain

You use our online portal to send donations directly to specific homeless people

Spent wisely

You get notifications on exactly how your specific donation was spent

Core Features

We've faced problems when it came to helping homeless people out, like not having any paper currency on us or being worried the money would do more harm than good. This is what drove our innovation to bring street-level donations into the modern century and reshape conventions.

Controlled Spending

We understand that there's a stigma around the spending habits of the homeless, and so we built a financial guidance system into our debit cards. Our technology blocks GiveCards from purchasing negative goods like alcohol or lottery tickets, and by going cashless we prevent the purchase of recreational drugs.

Going Cashless

Our world is going cashless at an incredible rate, but with the convenience it brings it also leaves some people behind; those that don't have debit cards. GiveCard banks the so called "unbankables", allowing the homeless to survive in this cashless economy, and gives people that don't carry paper money (ourselves included) a simple way to support homeless people.

Transparency

We want you to know your impact. This is why 100% of your donation goes directly to your specific recipient; we don't take 'organisation cuts'. Once you donate, you'll get a follow up notification on exactly how the person you've supported spent your donation.

Foundational Funding

We're in the process of establishing our platform, but need some of your help to hit our initial crowdsource-funding goals and begin the GiveCard program.

Funding Goals

  • Base Target
    The minimal amount we need to begin implementation
  • Main Target
    Enough funding to sustain our initial 20-card program
  • Bonus Target
    Allows us to begin implementation of Phase 2
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TOKEN RATES

  • Tokens Sales
    1 200 000 KP (22%)
  • Token Exchange
    1 BTC = 2200 KP, 1 ETH = 825 KP
  • Transactions
    Minimal transaction amount is 1 BTC, 1 ETH, 1 LTC

PROFIT

  • Tokens Sales
    1 200 000 KP (22%)
  • Token Exchange
    1 BTC = 2200 KP, 1 ETH = 825 KP
  • Transations
    Minimal transaction amount is 1 BTC, 1 ETH, 1 LTC

REWARDS & BOUNTIES

  • Tokens Sales
    1 200 000 KP (22%)
  • Token Exchange
    1 BTC = 2200 KP, 1 ETH = 825 KP
  • Transations
    Minimal transaction amount is 1 BTC, 1 ETH, 1 LTC

Our 2019 Roadmap

This year will be monumental for GiveCard, and we've roadmapped the ideal deadlines for our major upcoming moments.

  1. Platform Launch January 16th, 2019

    A final version of our online donation platform goes live. This very platform will be used in the months to come to handle all specific doations, and so it will be at the core of our technology stack.

  2. Initial Funding Round Closes February 1st, 2019

    On this day our first round of capital-raising comes to an end, making all accumulated funds accessible to us and allowing physical program preparation to take place. The first GiveCards will be produced at this point, and our first care packages should be assembled from this point.

  3. First GiveCard Distributed April 5th, 2019

    Our first GiveCard will have been given out, meaning that the GiveCard program has officially gone live. The first GiveCard holder is yet to be determined, but will be found through our various Homelessness Support affiliations, and will be someone that has built a relationship with our volunteers. A carepackage will also be given out at this point.

  4. Phase 1 Complete May 31st, 2019

    At this point we will have completed Phase 1 of GiveCard and have 20 live GiveCards on the street in Boston. Our team will have a heavy focus on analytics and data in order to understand what did and didn't work for the beginning of phase 2.

  5. Financial Support Experimentation July 1st, 2019

    Here we begin implementation of various types of financial support and advice to our GiveCard holders, and the success of these various schemes will determine the bulk of phase 2's initiatives.

  6. Second Major Funding Round Opens August 1st, 2019

    We begun another intensive funding campaign in order to stock enough capital to implement the financial incentivisation and guidance programs of phase 2.

  7. Phase 2 begins October 1st, 2019

    We officially launch Phase 2, with the basic GiveCard program beginning in multiple new cities and the launch of a fully-fledged Financial Incentivisation and Guidance program in Boston in order to begin uplifting people from their socioeconomic ruts.

  8. Phase 2 Complete November 15th, 2019

    Here the financial incentivisation program in Boston is fully established, and has expanded into other cities. Phase 2 is complete and the GiveCard program is ready for a fresh, even bolder scheme.

Our Team

We are scholars and creators, looking to uplift those marginalized and overlooked by society; to bring hope to those that have lost it. Driven by passion, service and innovation. We are all students at Boston College, and hence are men and women for others.

Lurein Perera

Director

Lurein loves to invent and also serves as CEO of OurPet, hailing from the little city of Blantyre, Malawi

Amanda Bris

VP, Operations

Amanda was previously CIO of Canor and has a knack for creating emojis. Home is Lausanne, Switzerland.

Windsor Niermeyer

VP, Finance

Windsor is an investment guru and loves all things ending in 'capital'. He's from Columbus, Ohio.

Natalie Dryja

Distrubution

Natalie's passionate about climate change and was the first member of our team. She's from Ellicott City, MD

Alex Janke

Chief Creative Officer

Alex is a visionary when it comes to design, and runs our team-building. Alex is from Annapolis, MD

Zier Wang

Analytics

Zier's research and number crunching was integral to the foundation of our platform. He's from Shanghai, China

Diksha Thach

Publicity

Diksha loves non-profit work and being an all around sweet soul, so naturally she found a home in our team.

Andrew Bailard

Funding

Andrew's big warm smile is topped only by his obsession with orchards. Home for Andrew is San Francisco, CA.

Sofia Pedro

Partnerships and Platform

Sofia's grand vision and sharp thinking is integral to our relevance. She lives in Lexington, MA.

Anna Peterson

Web Development

Anna is the newest addition to the team, and has a passion for non-profit work and coding. Home is Minneapolis, MN.

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you, whether you're an investor, a prospective donor, a reporter or just somebody with questions!