Who needs Parachuute?
Every parent is busy, & sorting out who is doing what & how kids will get places is like a high stakes family transport tetris game!
We love that our kids are participating in sports & other activities but it can put a real strain on the schedule.
Stressing out that you’ve left work a bit late & you won’t get to pickup on time? Been there!
Only enrolling your kid in a sport that runs training at school because you can’t work out how to get them to any other venues. Done that!
It’s impossible to be two or three places at once. It’s also a really hard to juggle work, after school commitments, dinner & homework.
Parachuute wants to make it easy for parents to carpool & share the driving load. Think of it as your parent community helper.
What is Parachuute?
A free carpooling app that provides a safe, easy & guilt free way to share the load.
You have complete control over who is in your trusted network. Simply select the people you trust from your phone list - who’s in or out of this list is only seen by you.
Offer spare seats on trips you are taking, or broadcast requests for help when you need it most, & get some much needed sanity back in your life.
Why is it better?
You choose who to add to your trusted network. These are people you know & trust whose kids will also be going to the same location - not strangers!
It takes just 20 seconds to request a lift. Once it's accepted the app takes care of the rest including reminders, location info & navigation.
Share the load: parents exchange points for favours, sort of like a good karma currency. Points have a value & you can purchase additional points if you need to top-up or donate excess points to our charity partners.
Enjoy your free time or bask in the good karma of knowing you have helped out!
So why Parachuute?
Parachuute has been developed Maggie Scott, the Melbourne mum of two kids who are now in high school.
Her goal is to give parents the gift of time, and to reduce some of the stress of family life.