**GiveSafe is now Samaritan, better reflecting our mission of 'walking with, not by'. We'll be gradually transitioning in subsequent releases.**
Samaritan exists to reveal the stories with those we pass everyday—the single mom on the bus, the grandfather on the street, or the homeless teen outside the supermarket—and help us respond well in these moments.
When you cross paths with a Samaritan Beacon Holder, a notification will appear on your phone. Tapping on the notification provides an opportunity to read about the person’s story or contribute $1 or more towards a needed good or service (such as food, fuel or clothing).
The app currently supports Beacon Holders in Seattle, WA only.
Samaritan gives lifelines of hope to people experiencing poverty or homelessness through financial capital and relational guidance. Update our exciting new app to find our new features including:
- bug fixes and performance optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
Would love to use :)
Thank you for making this app. I’m sure it’s already doing great things there in Seattle. I think it has the potential to change lives for people in the Midwest, too. For example, here, in Oklahoma City, where state-run programs for people in need lack proper funding and the sign-up process is difficult and full of redundant paperwork. That’s not assistance-that’s needless bureaucracy.
I think open-sourced(crowd-sourced?) assistance is an awesome idea. I wish it were available for everyone right now. There should always be an honest, shame-free way for a person in need to ask for help and be connected to another human being that’s there to help. Thanks for doing what you’re doing, keep up the good work, and please keep OKC in mind for your next location! We need people like you here! I’m glad to help with anything you might need to get this app to OKC. There are so many wonderful people in need here. Please, come walk with us. :)
Causes more bad than good
I worked alongside samaritan when they went by the name givesafe. i ended up leaving because i saw them hand out beacons like they were candy but to no follow up at all. they relied on outside groups for monthly follow ups and new batteries for the beacons.
most people were never sure how to actually use their beacons, so were never able to redeem their money.
samaritan looks to hand out beacons to get grants to pay themselves, but as soon as the grants come in, they forget about their clients and move to a new group. rinse and repeat.
Apple Pay Not Working
I used to be able to give with this App, but now the Apple Pay functionality is not working. I keep getting a “Payment Not Completed” error, even after removing and re-adding my card. If this issue gets fixed, I will update my rating.
- FoodCircles LC
- 105.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.