In partnership with GiveDirectly.org, we built covidcoop.com to allow Americans to shop online for what they need, while donating a meaningful percentage of their purchase to COVID-19 relief funds.
Colin McIntosh, Taamannae Taabassum
We were inspired by Sheets & Giggles, a company that has pledged 20% of its online sales for the next 30 days to COVID–19 relief ($15k donated in 10 days). We thought if ever online consumer brand did the same thing, millions could be raised. SheetsGiggles.com/COVID
What it does
It allows American consumers to search on covidcoop.com for the categories of goods they need, where they'll find participating companies who have pledged to donate a percentage of sales to COVID–19 relief.
How I built it
Mostly with ReactJS, CSS, react Animation Libraries and Material UI.
Challenges I ran into
Search functionality logic, routing challenges, finding participating brands, finding a partner charity.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We're proud to officially partner with GiveDirectly.org's COVID–19 relief fund, which gives brands a fantastic, nationally recognized donation partner to easily send donations. Give Directly was very excited about Covid Co-Op!
What I learned
Streamlining all desired functionality to deliver a working MVP quickly.
What's next for Covid Co-Op
Get hundreds of companies and brands to sign up! Anyone who delivers goods online can take the pledge at covidcoop.com/pledge.