WHO WE ARE

Stop and Help is a Kindness Exchange platform, which connects people in the UAE who are in need with those who are able to support them.

We are an independent initiative that relies on matching people filled with kindness with people who need kindness in their lives. This is not a charity it is movement to drive kindness deep into communities creating a better understanding and a kinder society.

WE SUPPORT People across the UAE who are supporting young children who are facing a short term crisis as a result of unforeseen circumstances.
THE KINDNESS EXCHANGE is an exchange process to support a current need. This may be a box of groceries, some baby items, or support writing a CV, or educational support.

WHAT WE’VE ACHIVED SINCE APRIL, 2020

2000

families matched with kindness

900000

AED valued kindness action

400

you got a gift purchases

15000

people following kindness exchange

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Once a person applies with a need, they are assessed and prioritised by Stop&Help team.

STEP 2

A person who has registered to give kindness is identified and matched with a family in need.

STEP 3

Givers will use a variety of eCommerce partners to satisfy the needs.

STEP 4

Families will receive the kindness which is required, directly from the retailer.

BUT WE HAVE CHALLENGES

We are working to streamline our processes in matching need and intention.
Stop and Help simplify the e-commerce solution and choices for givers.
Categorising different requirements to ensure the correct match efficiently.
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Stop and Help Founder’s Message
'Why we need more kindness in 2020'

With the whole word struggling to embrace the changes imposed on us over the first half of 2020, we need to consider how kindness can play a more significant role by creating inspiration and positivity for people everywhere. We are all watching, listening and learning in so many ways at this time. But I also believe in action over words.

I have spent many years educating children in the power of just a small kind act. Kindness is not something that just happens by luck. When kindness is practiced, people’s lives are changed and communities grow together to achieve better things.

That’s why I founded the kindness exchange platform Stop and Help. We began by taking some core concepts to base our criteria for kindness on. These, we believe, are part of the blocks that create a better community. The key concepts are ‘being inclusive’, ‘showing courage’, ‘caring without limitation’, respecting everyone’, and ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’.

Each as of these as single concepts are powerful actions on their own, but blended together make a strong unbreakable force. Mix them with consideration, integrity and humanity and we have a kindness platform that creates change, making a real and lasting positive impact on the communities around us.

I know kindness alone is not the solution to all the problems we face, but it does come close to creating a positive path of principles. Pain, suffering and injustice will always be a part of life. How we respond when we see them is up to each one of us. Education and understanding of how to react is part of the solution.

I believe that while we may all aspire to many things, our inspiration should be founded in the belief that if you can be anything in this world, be kind and success will follow.

Thoughtfully yours,

Heather Harries
Founder, Stop and Help