Handlender is a Saas-based platform that creates authentic connections between givers and receivers of the same network by programmatically matching the skills of the helper to the need of the requester. We're matchmakers for do-gooders. We combine the community of a large-scale social network with the intimacy of a small-town neighborhood by offering an easy-to-use, digital, and efficient way for people to request help or lend a hand to each other. We connect our members in a way that allows them to mutually experience The Power of Giving, and the Comfort of Receiving.
Mission & Vision
Beginning in Minnesota and eventually expanding throughout North America, Handlender’s mission is to strengthen various types of networks, collectives, & communities through initiating perpetual acts of burden-free giving and receiving.
This means businesses can have a more meaningful way to give back to the community. Church leaders and members can share the load when it comes to meeting member needs, rather than the burden falling on a handful of people. College & University students can easily share material resources and stress less about finances. Property managers can turn buildings with siloed and sometimes quarreling tenants into long-term residents with a vested interest in their housing community. And so on.
Handlender exists to make asking for help and lending a hand more efficient, and less intimidating. We build upon the strengths of defined communities and networks by ensuring that its members receive help quickly, and from people they already know and trust.
Products and Services
Often times, people overlook access to valuable support and resources within their own networks and communities because they don't know who to ask, or lack the time, energy, or capacity to research what's available. Meanwhile, others in the same network are waiting and eager to share their time and talents with those in need, but aren't aware of the people who would benefit. This creates a large disconnect between those who need a hand and those who have the abilities to help.
HANDLENDER BRIDGES THE GAP
Our platform allows members to instantly request or offer to help with various needs. When a member requests a “hand,” a notification is sent to those in their trusted community whose skills match the request. This simultaneous broadcast makes giving and receiving help much more efficient than attempting to make a connection one person at a time.
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