How does Braid Work?

Start a Braid Pool

Start a Braid Pool

Create as many pools as you need for your toy drive and keep funds in a dedicated pool, separate from your personal funds

Share the Pool Link

Share the Pool Link

Pool Links make it easy for donators to contribute money to the pool. No sign-up require

Make Toy Purchases from the Pool

Make Toy Purchases from the Pool

Use funds directly from the pool to buy toys for families in need—no need to transfer it out.

One place to pool money for an impactful toy drive

Organize your donations seamlessly

The money that you collect will stay in the pool for as long as you need it to. Create pools for as many families receiving toys as you need. 

Easily collect donations with Pool Links

Simply share the link to collect debit or credit card contributions. You can set the amount to be donated or let contributors donate what they can. No sign-up for contributors required.  

Personalize your link

Add custom text and images to let contributors know what you’re collecting donations for.

Flexible Money Pools 

Braid Pools are an easy way to pool, manage, and spend money with people who want to donate to an important cause this holiday season.

Spend from your pool with a free debit card

Add it to Apple Pay or Google Pay for contactless payment.

Manage money as a group

If you’re planning a toy drive with others, invite them to the pool as members to manage and spend money together. Set permissions to decide who can spend from the pool, view transactions, and set spending limits. 

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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