How does Braid work?

Start a pool and share the Pool Link

Start a pool and share the Pool Link

Braid Pools are free to use. Start as many as you need.

Collect contributions

Collect contributions

Anyone with a debit card can contribute to the gift using the Pool Link.

Spend from the pool

Spend from the pool

Pay for teacher gifts like school supplies, coffee, new tech, gift cards, and more directly from the pool.

One place to pool money for teacher gifts

Pool for the perfect teacher’s gift 

Use it to buy gift cards to restaurants and spas, coffee subscriptions, lunch catering, baskets, donations, and so much more!

Personalize the Pool Link

Add an image and details about what you plan to buy, suggested contribution amounts, and who else is helping! Anything that you want to share with contributors can be added in the description.

Invite other parents or classmates

Collaborate with other parents by inviting them to the pool as members.

Get notified when parents or classmates contribute 

Get alerts when someone contributes money to the teacher appreciation pool.

Braid is free to use

Keep all of the teacher appreciation contributions you collect.

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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

What is a Braid Pool?
How do I pay for teacher appreciation gifts with Braid?
What is the difference between pool members and contributors?
How do I send a money as a gift with Braid?
Is Braid free?
What is the Braid debit card?