Local Non-Profit and Bay Area Tech Company Collaborate to Help Alameda Families in Need

Local Non-Profit and Bay Area Tech Company Collaborate to Help Alameda Families in Need

Even as the Bay Area begins to slowly re-open, Alameda’s low-income families are still in critical need of volunteer help.

That’s why Alameda nonprofit, Bananas, and Bay Area tech company, Mon Ami, are issuing a call for volunteers to help deliver diapers and other essentials to low-income families and childcare providers during COVID-19. Not all families are able to pick up these supplies, so volunteers are needed to deliver packages to them.

For those who wish to volunteer, it takes only a few minutes to sign up on Mon Ami’s website: www.monami.io/be-a-volunteer. 

Mon Ami is a tech-for-good startup that partners with cities and nonprofits to mobilize COVID-19 volunteers at scale. The City of Alameda is now using Mon Ami’s platform to activate volunteers to run critical errands.

What sets Mon Ami’s technology apart is it’s ability to rapidly recruit, screen and deploy volunteers by connecting them one-on-one with people in need. In much the same way that Lyft directly connects riders and drivers, Mon Ami lets cities directly connect volunteers with vulnerable residents — thus dramatically expediting and scaling the way cities connect helpers with those needing help. 

While most social-service providers lack the technology to quickly scale humanitarian response efforts (many still use pen and paper, or phone calls), Mon Ami makes it possible for small city departments and nonprofits to swiftly and dramatically increase volunteer mobilization for time-sensitive tasks.

Learn more at: www.monami.io/be-a-volunteer.