Donate with Cryptocurrency
Empowering refugees with the future of currency
Why donate Crypto?
Globally there are over 82 million people who are displaced. Less than 1% of those who are displaced will ever be resettled. This problem is profound and growing. Just in the last decade, we’ve seen the rate of growth increase dramatically.
We need modern solutions.
Why? Because this is all families will receive for their decades-long camping experience; a tarp stretched over a structure with a dirt floor.
Help us build a new system. A system that empowers instead of a system of reliance!
A system centered around the most underutilized resource in refugee aid - the skills, talents, and entrepreneurship of the refugees themselves!
About Every Shelter
We started with a floor. Emergency Floor lifts families off of the cold, fecal-infested ground.
It is light, modular, and installs in minutes. We’ve reached over 10,000 refugees and counting.
Now we’ve turned our focus on the roof and walls – the tarp! Two years ago, we found families in Lebanon using old billboards to cover their homes instead of the traditional tarp. The standard-issue tarp lasted about 3-6 months, while this material had already lasted over two years.
Globally there are multiple billions of square feet of this material that will be produced and wind up in the landfall. Why? Because these organizations are contractually obligated to protect the branding of their clientele. We have a global need for great tarps to house the most vulnerable among us.
We solve the marketing / IP issues surrounding the reuse of this material by simply sewing the advertisement up on itself, refreshing this waste stream into a super-strong shelter tarp. As you may imagine, Sewing happens in every country in the world.
But as important as what we make is how we make it. 86% of refugees live in developing countries. In the context where we work, 1.4 million refugees live in Uganda – a country with over 70% unemployment.
And yet this is the current model for aid goods for refugees – we make the goods in established economies then send them on boats to regional warehouses, more trucks, more ships to local warehouses where then the final truck will drive tarps passed literally thousands of people who could have made those tarps.
A humanitarian response designed for the short-term often ends up administering long-term misery.
What happens when we take the stuff refugees need to survive and employ the local unemployed community to make that stuff? What ripple effects will we see when we recognize the human capacity and local entrepreneurial spirit of refugees and the local host community.
There is a stream! There is a current moving of human potential and energy, and the existing aid model isn’t getting wet enough! It’s time to jump in!
We collapse the supply chain. We close the product feedback loop. We recenter value.
It’s simple, but it’s revolutionary.
Why Donate Crypto Directly? Taxes!
Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it from your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support our cause. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out thegivingblock.com/faq. Talk to a crypto-savvy tax professional or connect with The Giving Block to get connected with one.
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