App allows targeted donations of milk formula & clothes to underprivileged in S’pore
Sharing is caring.
The gig economy has opened up society to the idea of sharing things with strangers — even though “sharing” inevitably entails paying.
But now, there is an app that really is about sharing things for free — and it can be used in Singapore.
So there's this app that i came across called Olio which could be useful to the underprivileged community in SG. Basically users list items like food & clothes that they want to give away, and other users who need it can get the items for free pic.twitter.com/Y9RQBQ2q1V
— kitty (@fanashfq) September 14, 2019
How Olio app works
She pointed out that the app could be useful to the underprivileged community in Singapore to pass on food and goods to those who need them more.
This is so as the app is location-based and users can first identify the number of other users near their current location:
They can then add listings such as food or non-food items that they would like to give away:
Other users who need these items can then request for them:
The app appears to serve both immediate and longer term needs.
Some items such as milk formula are perishable and have to be consumed before expiry date.
Clothes, on the other hand, can be listed for longer periods of time.
The app even allows users to request for items to be placed somewhere easy to be picked up.
This is advantageous for those hesitant about face-to-face collections.
Olio, at its core, is another global online marketplace with over 1.2 million users.
Olio’s main aim is to reduce food waste by having its users donate unneeded food items to willing recipients.
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Top image via Melanie Lim on Olio