Randolph, NJ | 17
2021 Award Recipient
When COVID-19 put immunocompromised and elderly individuals at risk, increased demand for grocery delivery programs made securing delivery services challenging and expensive. Maurice co-founded Deliver Together to help vulnerable individuals struggling to get groceries by matching them with local teen volunteers. Deliveries are managed through Deliver Together’s website, which uses personalized software and a unique location algorithm to efficiently match volunteers with clients based on geographic proximity. To date, 80 volunteers across three states have successfully completed over 1000 deliveries for at-risk, homebound, or immobilized individuals. Deliver Together partners with other nonprofits, and is currently in the process of incorporating as a 501(c)(3), which will facilitate further partnerships. The organization plans to improve their website platform, develop a smartphone application, and expand to more states in order to broaden their impact.
When the pandemic increased the demand for and necessity of grocery delivery, Maurice co-founded Deliver Together to match vulnerable individuals with local teen volunteers who provide free, reliable grocery delivery services.