Papertree.earth is an app inspired by the long legacy of mutual aid, which is a practice rooted in collective care and equity. Think about how family looks out for each other.
Unlike charity which relies on an outside person or organization (like a nonprofit) swooping in and saving the day, mutual aid is about sharing resources to ensure collective survival.
If you can, contribute as little as $5 on a one-off or recurring basis directly to your community fund.
If you're needing support, withdraw from your community fund to cover your basic needs such as food and groceries.
Repeat the cycle of giving and receiving to invest in and support the growth of your community!
Papertree's mission is to cultivate abundance in local communities through decentralized financial & legal tools.
Contribute $150 USD and receive an "Impact HyperCertificate" issued by Papertree. Each HyperCert represents 1 months worth of free food & groceries provided to the community.
Trade HyperCerts on NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea or retire them to earn a Social Impact Score.
Papertree launches as a platform for fiscal sponsorship, connecting with the first community: Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.
Papertree takes its first steps into web3 by launching a community controlled Ethereum wallet that works just like v1 Papertree. Received our first $1K USD worth of ETH..
HyperCerts launch as a form of tokenized impact and a means of rewarding contributors for making larger contributions to Papertree.
Helping organizations better understand the impact they have on local communities.
Received our first $1K USD in contributions! There's interest in building reciprocal community networks using Papertree.
As Papertree spread through word-of-mouth, additional communities requested to have a Papertree branch. Papertree launches a branch in The Bronx.
Design a new web app using the feedback and learnings crowdsourced from the Papertree community.
Star Route is a social justice focused farm located in Upstate NY which seeks to address systemic food inequities and distribute free produce to those who are food insecure.
Building, giving love, and coming together as a community every Thursday on Fulton & Nostrand from 1 PM - 3 PM EST.
A donation run artist collective operating a Resource Hub on the Bushwick and Bedstuy border to distribute free clothing and food to the community.
Rudy is a native New Yorker and technologist with experience leading IT teams and building robust IT architecture. He is passionate about healing with community, creating sustainability, and leveraging technology to solve problems.
"This is such a blessing. In times when it’s hard it’s good to know that we have something like Papertree and people like Rudy, his team and all the donors that’s looking out for the community. Love you guys "
"I found Papertree browsing through Facebook looking for help with food resources and I only had a couple of dollars left and needed it for carfare and saw they helped reimburse as long as I submitted a receipt which I did and was refunded after. I followed what I needed to do to get refunded. Mr Rudy was helpful every step of the way! I will recommend Papertree to anyone going through hardship! Hope they open one soon everywhere to help those in need!
"I was told [about Papertree] through a friend! Find this helpful in times like this! Would recommend again!"
If you still have questions after reading through these, don't hesitate to reach out!