How does Braid Work?

Start a Braid Pool

Start a Braid Pool

Use the pool to collect donations and pay for expenses.

Share your Pool Link to collect donations

Share your Pool Link to collect donations

Family, friends, and community members can contribute to the community fridge fund without needing to sign-up.

Spend from the pool

Spend from the pool

Every Braid Pool comes with a free debit card, so volunteers can use it to purchase fresh produce, perishables, and other community fridge needs.

A simple and efficient way to collect and streamline your community fridge donations

Braid Pools make it easy to manage and spend your donation funds

Use your Pool Link to collect money for shopping trips to stock the fridge. Family, friends, and community members can contribute with a debit or credit card — no sign-up required.

Customize your Pool Link to promote the cause

Personalize your Pool Link with images and text to let everyone know what types of items their donations will help purchase for the community fridge.

Braid Pools are a better way to collect and manage donations

Braid is an easy way to pool contributions from the whole community, in one secure place.

See contributions as they happen

Get instant, optional alerts whenever someone contributes a donation to your pool.

Spend from your pool with a free debit card

Easily spend directly from your pool for community fridge grocery shopping trips. Add it to Apple Pay or Google Pay for contactless payment.

Braid is Safe and Secure

We use best-in-class security and compliance practices to keep your money safe and your personal data private.

All payment and personal information are encrypted end-to-end using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Get spending notifications from your pools, and freeze your debit card anytime in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

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