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In the aftermath of the devastating North Bay wildfires in October of 2017, many Bay Area residents who wanted to help took up collections, but did not know where to take the items. Some shelters and agencies wanted sleeping bags, others wanted clothes, still others just wanted cash donations. We saw a need for an app that reflected in real-time what the specific needs were and where. The end result is DoNation.


DoNation was named winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in Rep. Jackie Speier's CA-14 district. It has been used by a dozen charities and non-profits, including: Kids & Art, Help a Mother Out, Wender-Weis Foundation for Children, Girls on the Run Silicon Valley, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Bay Area Border Relief, North Valley Community Foundation, My New Red Shoes and LifeMoves.

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