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Distribute Aid USA

Distribute Aid is the world's largest mutual aid supply chain. We power grassroots humanitarian aid movements at scale with open source tech and cutting-edge humanitarian logistics.

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Events

Distribute Aid USA is hosting the following events.

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04:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
Join a Distribute Aid team member to co-work on our open-source projects!

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12:00 AM-02:00 AM UTC
Join a Distribute Aid team member to co-work on our open-source projects!

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06:00 PM-08:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid team to co-work on our open-source projects!

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08:00 PM UTC
A focused 30 minute 1:1 office hours session with our Director of Growth and codebase maintainer,...Read more

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04:45 PM-06:30 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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04:45 AM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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04:30 AM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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05:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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04:30 AM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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06:00 PM-08:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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05:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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02:00 AM-03:30 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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06:30 PM-09:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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02:00 PM-03:30 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
06:30 PM-09:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
01:00 AM-03:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
01:00 PM-02:30 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
06:30 PM-08:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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09:00 PM-11:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to celebrate the end of Hacktober! Learn about our open source ...Read more

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01:00 PM-02:30 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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12:00 AM-02:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
01:00 PM-02:30 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
12:00 AM-02:00 AM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
06:30 PM-07:30 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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08:00 PM-10:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
06:30 PM-07:30 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
05:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM-08:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
01:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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Past event
09:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
07:00 PM-11:00 PM UTC
Join the Distribute Aid dev team to learn more about our open source refugee aid / supply chain t...Read more

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Past event
05:30 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Join Taylor and Ramón as they hack on one of DA's open source projects for an hour and a half. Th...Read more

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About



Who are Distribute Aid?

Distribute Aid started operating in Europe three years ago, where we now support over 130 grassroots organisations in their operations. Distribute Aid provides supply chain and logistics support to help coordinate large responses involving multiple actors in disaster relief and ongoing crises.


In 2021 we started advising US organisations on how to apply the same large-scale framework to their operations.


What can Distribute Aid achieve?

Our solutions create a range of benefits. Our projects encourage collaboration and partnerships in order to reduce costs, reduce waste, and reduce carbon emissions, all while increasing the quality of aid! We achieve all of this through easy-to-implement solutions such as our 'regular routes' which encourage groups local to each other to work together in their aid collection efforts.


We also conduct data collection projects such as our Needs Assessments, which enable collection groups to run targeted collections and reassure receiving groups that they will receive the aid they truly need. These needs assessments are also used by us to approach in-kind donors. With this data, we have the ability to give a figure to a large donor for how many items would meet the needs across an entire region, or continent for a whole quarter! Thanks to our logistical expertise, we then have the ability to distribute any in-kind donations across our strong and wide network.


Distribute Aid is extremely excited to be opening up our USA chapter and bringing all of these benefits to the amazing groups operating in the US to support people experiencing a disaster, whether that be through resettlement programmes, extreme climate event response, or other hardships.


What has Distribute Aid achieved so far?

Our network across Europe reaches over 100 grassroots groups! Some of these groups run aid collections and offer 'support from home', whilst others run services and distributions directly to displaced and otherwise disadvantaged people. These services stretch from serving hot meals to the distribution of clothes, to education centres, to legal support! In 2020, we helped organise 42 shipments with aid onboard valued at over $2Million. This equates to over 1 million items weighing over 460,000KG!


Towards the end of 2020, we began plans to expand to Lebanon. Following the ongoing crisis in the country, we had many members of our existing network put us in contact with groups in Lebanon looking for support. So far this year, we have delivered 2 full 40ft containers, we have one in transit, with three more planned before the end of the year! One of the first containers to arrive contained an in-kind donation of over 90,000 bars of soap and two of the containers going out before the end of 2021 contain an in-kind donation of over 800,000 reusable masks!


We are honoured to be able to support the incredible groups that we do, and the amazing people that make them! We can't wait to start making more connections in the USA with even more amazing people.

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Distribute Aid USA

Updates on our activities and progress.

Fiscal Host Update

Dear DA supporters! Our current fiscal host, the Open Collective Foundation, is unfortunately shutting down. This means that your donation for this month will not reach us if you are a regular donor. If you would still like to support us th...
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Published on April 2, 2024 by Sara Lonegard

2023 Q4 Overview Donor Update

Welcome to Distribute Aid's Overview for the fourth quarter of 2023! 0:24 Stats: 5 Countries Shipped to 78,300 Items Shipped 9 Groups in our USA Hubs Network 1:16 Milestones: Taylor Fairbank spoke at Halmstad University Giving Tuesday Fundr...
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Published on January 26, 2024 by Stefano

End of The Year Update

Published on December 21, 2023 by Stefano

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Consulting

Category
General Consulting
from mouse to Distribute Aid USA
-$760.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #204976

June Invoice

Category
Administrative
from Elizabeth Howard to Distribute Aid USA
-$760.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #204330
Balance transfer
$
Today’s balance

$1,354.81 USD

Total raised

$107,263.98 USD

Total disbursed

$105,909.17 USD

Estimated annual budget

$35,377.30 USD