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Help Friends and Families in Tough Times

Through a single online experience, supporters can direct their compassion in meaningful ways.

Give Money
Send Meals
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Available at no cost. Set up by supporters.

Organize a family's full range of support needs

Safe for supporters to take the lead.

During challenging times, families struggle to know what they need or how to ask for help. We provide the first, supporter-led system for organizing all forms of help during tough times.

Simple to Setup
Share Access

Helpful tools and technology, in one place.

Covering the Spectrum of Care and Support

Support usually includes 2-3 expressions over 2-3 weeks. Actual needs are much more comprehensive and last much longer.

Loss of a Loved One

More than a meals, SupportNow allows communities to show up for families in the moment and into the future.

Frequently asked questions

When do I create a Support Registry?

Create a Support Registry as soon as a need arises. The process is free, simple, and requires very little information to get started. Too soon is better than a flood of support arriving too late.

Common situations where people desire to help include: Illness, injury, sickness, grief, and loss of loved ones. Regardless of the situation, when support starts flowing, SupportNow provides the pipes to direct things in the right direction.

Who should create the Support Registry?

“You”. If you identify a family in need or someone going through tough times, take action. Our Support Registries come preinstalled with smart default settings, making it fast and easy for anyone who identifies a need to start the process. 

Just because you create a Support Registry does not mean you have to manage it indefinitely. Organizers can be added and removed at any time.

What if I don’t know the family's needs?

It’s okay to start a Support Registry without knowing a family's exact needs. During tough times, it’s a notorious struggle of families and grievers to pause long enough or think clearly enough to acknowledge their complete list of needs.

The SupportNow Support Registry provides thoughtful default settings that allow support to be gathered and organized with limited information. As more information becomes available or the family is ready to take responsibility, organizers of the Support Registry can be easily added and removed at any time.

How much does it cost?

SupportNow is available at no cost. Our no cost commitment includes no upfront costs as well as none of the typical processing fees other platforms charge families.

So how do you make money?

SupportNow relies on the generosity of supporters who align with our mission/vision. We make money when donors choose, at the point of transaction, to round up to cover the fees and increase their impact.

When a supporter rounds up, 100% of the intended gift amount is given to the family.

How is it different from CaringBridge?

CaringBridge is a wonderful communication tool. SupportNow is an entirely different product.

Our goal is to mobilize support for families in tough times. It’s actionable whereas CaringBridge is largely informative.

How is it different from MealTrain?

Meals, groceries, and food are an important part of navigating tough times, but it represents a fraction of the total need. SupportNow provides more than meals.

Families with an existing MealTrain can integrate into our experience and benefit from receiving financial and volunteer support needs as well.

How is it different from GoFundMe?

GoFundMe is a short-term, financial campaign. SupportNow provides more than money.

Public, timebound fundraising campaigns have their place in certain situations, but support extends over long periods of time and goes beyond financial goals and campaign-based fundraising. We allow GoFundMe campaigns to display within our broad portfolio of options for supporters. Our Support Registry facilitates a family’s needs long after a GoFundMe page expires.

Is there anything else like it?

Yes and no. The registry concept has become a go-to resource during life’s happiest seasons, such as weddings and pregnancy. Unfortunately, no options exist to aggregate support needs for the tough times in life, until now.

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