Boxtribute works hand-in-hand with our partners in the field to deliver humanitarian aid to people quickly and fairly.
OUR STORY   WHAT DRIVES US
Vulnerable people in emergency scenarios are often stripped of their dignity and self-determination. Assistance often comes too late, disconnected with people’s real needs. Aid workers struggle to keep up with the changing situation on the ground.

Having witnessed this first-hand in Europe’s refugee crisis, we think aid delivery works when it is supported by systems that:
Encourage solidarity between recipients and aid workers
Respect the needs of the recipients through choice
Reflect best practice in humanitarian logistics.
THAT'S WHY WE CREATED BOXTRIBUTE.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
OUR STORY   HOW WE STARTED
Our story begins in autumn 2016, at the height of the European refugee crisis, in a camp in Northern Greece.

We are volunteers with a Norwegian NGO tasked with distributing donations like clothes, hygiene products, and food to refugees. It was chaos for everyone involved. The situation had to change.

We created a system where through our web-app, a free shop was opened where all beneficiaries could have the same fair choice. Volunteers knew what items were available and where. Coordinators gave out virtual currency and tracked what was bought with it.

It was a great success! The shop changed how volunteers and refugees interacted - it became a place where everyone liked to go. To help other vulnerable communities, we had the dream to support many other humanitarian organizations with this system so that they could experience the same success.
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WHY IT WORKS   AT A GLANCE
Boxtribute is made by former coordinators and volunteers who have worked in the field and understand its challenges. It’s designed to work within the flow of an existing team and be ready to go in a month or less.
“[Boxtribute is] super functional, so you actually don’t need that much training. It speaks [for] itself.”   — Laura Vigourt, volunteer at Drapen i Havet
SIMPLIFY THE WAREHOUSE
With our smartphone-scannable labels, aid workers always know what kind of stock they have, how much is available and where it is. With a searchable list of everything inside the warehouse, tracking becomes easy!

ITEMS IN STORAGE NOW
BENEFICIARIES
Register beneficiaries in a GDPR-compliant way! Organizations can see the population profile of their beneficiaries, making it easier to adjust distributions to fit.
ENABLE A FREE AND FAIR CHOICE
Transform the experience of receiving aid with our free shop system! Instead of a handout, people choose what they need for themselves.
WHY IT WORKS   EVEN MORE
VIRTUAL CURRENCY & ORDER MANAGEMENT
Take distribution to the next level! Use our shop system to issue virtual tokens to beneficiaries and set ‘prices’ for shop items. Make an order to the warehouse when stock runs low.
EMPOWER COORDINATORS
Life is hectic as a field coordinator - a misplaced item here, a person that can’t be found there, and hours of chaos can result. Switching coordinators is a difficult process that often results in critical knowledge loss from the team. Keeping it all in sync on Boxtribute makes their lives easier so they can focus on what really matters.
ANSWERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
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How many people registered last week?

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What items did each beneficiary receive?

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How many boxes of soap do we have?

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Do we have enough stock for our men / women / children?

ITEMS SOLD PER MONTH
“Boxtribute saves us a lot of money and nerves.”   — Hermine
WHY IT WORKS   Q&A
Q: Is Boxtribute only for refugee camps?
A: Not at all! Although it is a solution that emerged from the intense need we saw in refugee detention centers, Boxtribute is meant to help support vulnerable people in any emergency and post-emergency crisis.
Q: Is Boxtribute a non-profit?
A: Yes! We are a registered Dutch foundation (Stichting) since December 2019. Read our articles of association (Dutch | English).
Q: Is Boxtribute open source?
A: Yes! You can read our source code here and our licensing terms here (Apache 2.0).
Q: Didn’t you have another name before?
A: Yes, our previous name was Boxwise. We changed our name to avoid getting mixed up with other companies and logistics systems with the same name, and to showcase our commitment to humanitarian causes.
To ask us more questions, see a free demo, or for any other inquiries, reach us at hello@boxwise.co - we read every email!
WHO WE ARE   THE TEAM
We are a diverse team of people from around the world brought together by a belief that we can and should use our skills to make a positive impact in the world. Boxtribute combines knowledge we’ve honed for years in the startup, technology, and logistics sectors with our experiences of what is needed on the ground. It’s a solution we are proud to stand behind.
Hans Peter Gurtner
Head of Operations
Board Treasurer
Roanna Kong
Head of Product
Board Member
James Crowley
Senior Advisor - Tech
Board Member
Katie McGinley
Full Stack Developer
Martin Durcek
Front-end Developer
Stephan
Kaltenstadler

Back-end Developer
Lea Cohen
Full Stack Developer
Matt Rose
Development Intern
Jared Junkin
Development Intern
Rowan Machlachlan
Partnerships
Bryce Cleborne-
Berube

Partnerships
Sophie Bluestone
Communications
PARTNERS   WORK WITH US
11 LOCATIONS
Boxtribute has proven to deliver even in the most challenging conditions on the field. Currently serving communities in places such as the infamous Moria refugee camp in the Aegean Islands, Serres refugee camp in Northern Greece, and Bekaa Valley camp in Lebanon.
3 COUNTRIES
Lebanon - has the highest per capita proportion of refugees in the world. Half live in extreme poverty. [1]
Greece - the epicenter of the EU refugee crisis in 2016 & 2019.
Germany - largest economy in the EU, and second largest governmental donor to the UNHCR. [2]
“If [Boxtribute] could be rolled out to many other NGOs, I think it would make a lot of people’s lives a lot easier.”  
— Milli Cockroft, former shop manager at Drapen i Havet
Currently Supporting...
Interested in working with us, or know people who would be? Write us at hello@boxwise.co!
JOIN US   MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Interested in getting involved? Write us at hello@boxwise.co! We are always on the lookout for talented and committed volunteers from all walks of life. We especially want to talk to you if you have experience and skills in the following areas:
CREATIVE
We are looking for both UI & Visual designers who can help us unify the look and feel of our website and app, as well as artists or illustrators to help us create some custom graphics. Drop us an email with your portfolio!
DEVELOPERS
We welcome developers from all backgrounds and experience levels, including people who have coded exclusively for research, to people transitioning from other types of roles, to people who have several years experience in the industry.

Our technology stack is:
  • Python/Flask on the back-end, ReactJS on the front-end
  • GraphQL (Apollo client-side, Ariadne server-side) and MySQL on the data layer
  • PHP/Smarty for our legacy app (help us migrate to the new stack!)
  • CircleCI for continuous integration, Sentry for error monitoring
  • OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS
    Help us grow! We are actively looking for people with experience in partnerships, sales, and/or market research to support us with talking to more organizations and understanding their needs. We are also looking for social media managers to help us generate content and stay connected with happenings in the humanitarian space.

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