SHOWCASING: GRASSROOTS SMART AID
The biggest challenge faced by small teams is lack of visibility. CAMPFIRE INNOVATION is dedicated to bringing attention to grassroots smart aid teams.
We collect & present stories and examples directly from the frontline
We present grassroots teams and their impact to policy makers
We connect great teams to researchers, journalists and documentary crews
Increased visibility for these teams means better access to funders, new volunteers and a chance to grow.
SUPPORT: WE BRING RESOURCES TO INSPIRING TEAMS
We understand the needs in coordination & resources small teams face.
Our aim is to be a support mechanism bridging the gap between needs and access to resources.
We’re looking for:
Business StrategyCrowdfundingFinanceFundraisingNonprofit Operations
MarhaCar is an aid delivery system that gets important aid items delivered from warehouses to camps.
MarhaCar started operating in Lesvos in December 2015 and is now expanding to the Greek mainland.
The team is composed of coordinators dotted all around the world to provide services throughout the day. That includes people in the US, Malaysia, Switzerland, Greece and more.
Coordinators monitor requests from camps and confirm availability of items in all warehouses around the island.Volunteer drivers on the ground are dispatched to pick up and deliver.
As a result, camps are always stocked with essential items and ready to deal with emergency arrivals as well as the daily needs!
MarhaCar was the first initiative that allowed camps to gain access to all warehouses and acted as a catalyst for donations that had been sitting in warehouses to reach refugees!