By Kyler Gilbert ’16
Charipay was started by myself and two other UCLA students with a mission to make it easier for people to donate to causes they care about. We accomplished that by creating the Charipay app, which has over 50 partnered charities on board across the United States. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a cause the entire world can get behind, and Charipay has decided to put all our efforts into aiding this cause. Charipay’s new venture purchases PPE directly from manufacturers (surgical masks, N95 masks, KN95 masks, face shields, and gown/bio suits) and provides this equipment to hospitals in need. Just $10 will keep a nurse protected for 30 days and 100% of donations and equipment donated will go to our four partner hospitals – Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, and UCLA Health, Long Beach Memorial Care and Mission Hospitals at St. Joseph Health in Southern California. We are also establishing partnerships with local businesses and content creators to help spread the word!
You can download the Charipay app on the Apple App Store or get more information at the Charipay Facebook page.