Boxwise is an open-source web-app, which makes it easy for organisations to source, store and distribute donated goods to people in need in a fair and dignified way.
Support us to offer boxwise to many organizations more!
In refugee camps, homeless shelters, foodbanks, .... name it!
Our story begins in a refugee camp in Northern Greece in autumn 2016. We are volunteers with Drop In The Ocean - a norwegian NGO. Our task is to distribute donations like clothes, hygiene products or food.
To treat everyone in a fair and respectful way, Drop in the Ocean opens a "Free Shop". Here, residents of the camp can choose themselves what they need. They pay with Drops - a virtual currency for the shop only. Every resident gets Drops every week.
To keep track of the accounts and the transactions, we are building an app. This is the start of Boxwise.
Why do we need your support?
Boxwise is an open-source project. This means that every developer worldwide can see our code and propose changes to improve it.
Our job is it to support our community of volunteer developers. We write out new development tasks, we review code and leave comments/recommendations. Sometimes we code ourselves.
We need financial support to
bring our volunteers together.
Both decisions and development are done much faster if all people are in one room together.
offer security for our community managers and maintainers.
A reliable and constant support with short response times is crucial to build an active community of volunteer developers.
hire developers for single programming tasks.
We will not find a volunteer for every development task. However, these tasks still need to be solved.
Who is humanilog (Humanitarian Logistics Organisation e.V.)?
We work under the umbrella of humanilog - an organization of IT and Logistics experts in the non-profit sector. We are all Open-Source Enthusiasts and want to make IT solutions less scary for organizations.
Together we will develop the next version of Boxwise. Humanilog's professional Logistics solution will be the new base for Boxwise.Further Information on www.boxwise.co!
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