A stimulus created by the people, for the people, to fight the evolving impact of the Coronavirus on our communities. We hope to unite and encourage all people to pull together, take initiative – big or small – and show kindness through person-to-person financial donations.
How does it work?
WECARE is a person-to-person platform that puts a personal touch on giving. Users can sign up and use the platform to receive emergency funds with zero commissions or administrative costs.
Those who donate are able to connect their charitable act with the face and name of someone in need and make an immediate impact on people’s lives through a simple donation of any dollar amount.
- If you’re receiving help:
Users in need of help can request financial assistance by clicking “Receive Help”, then creating a verified profile and providing a short description of their situation.
Once a profile is completed, a recipient is automatically entered into a random drawing of all individuals who have asked for help.
Each time an individual receives a contribution, an email notification is sent. A valid PayPal account is required in order to receive contributions.
- If you’re sending help:
No registration is required.
Clicking the “Send Help” button will randomly pick one individual and present his or her profile to a donor who will then have the option to send a payment of any dollar amount with a credit card or via PayPal.
Donation transactions are immediate and provide impactful help to those in need.
How are those receiving help being verified?
Anyone who applies to receive financial help is required to verify their identity by signing in with Facebook or Twitter. Their personal information such as name, photo and location is then pulled directly from their social profile.
How can I be sure those asking for help actually need it?
It’s impossible to be certain. Fundamentally, the system relies on trust and human integrity. Ultimately, it comes down to every contributor’s conviction and decision whether they wish to give.
How does Snipon reduce the risk of fraud?
All applicants must pass a series of verification checkpoints before they’re approved. However, no system is perfect and if you spot a suspicious profile, please report it for internal review.
Does Snipon charge a commission/fee on each transaction?
No. There are no fees or commissions. Your giving in its entirety goes directly to the person in need. Please note PayPal may charge a small processing fee.
How can I be sure my contribution is received?
The WECARE Initiative is a person-to-person giving platform, which simply means Snipon takes no part in the actual transaction. Your contribution moves from your account directly to the receiver’s account – guaranteeing its delivery.
Is my financial information stored on your servers?
Absolutely not. We do not store any financial information. All payments are handled and processed strictly through PayPal.
How much should I contribute?
You may choose to contribute any amount – big or small.
As a receiver, how will I be notified of a contribution received?
You must have a valid PayPal account in order to accept payments. You will receive an email notification from PayPal every time a contribution is made.