Organizations focused on children. No Kid Hungry and Feeding America are well-established organizations focusing on ensuring children who normally eat free or reduced-price meals at school have access to what they need. In another form of nutrition, First Book is delivering seven million books to children across the U.S. who do not have access to the internet so they can continue to learn while school is closed. Organizations for the whole family. While there are many GoFundMe campaigns for those who have been impacted by COVID-19, many local charities are also ramping up their services to ensure their community is fed. Organizations like World Central Kitchen, which distributes meals in NYC, Washington D.C., and Arkansas, and Foodbank NYC are also accepting donations and providing food to help families in need. Specifically for seniors, Meals On Wheels will deliver food to ensure seniors and high-risk individuals receive food, even now. Straight cash. Sometimes, just giving money is … [Read more...] about How to Help During the Pandemic—Without Leaving Home
Charities who help families in need
One of the safest ways of giving is to donate to the National Emergencies Trust. This charity is co-ordinating the UK coronavirus disaster voluntary relief effort, providing a single online portal for donations from individuals and companies. The money will be rapidly distributed in the form of small grants to recognised local charities via 46 established regional community foundations covering the whole of the UK. The NET coronavirus appeal raised over £12m in its first week. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and volunteering: how can I help in the UK?
“It’s been five years that we have been fighting the government which completely ignores the homeless people who need help to return to normal life. We argue that if there are not enough shelters to take them in, let individual citizens host them, but the government keeps mum. And now they are telling people to accommodate the refugees and offer incentives to charities that help house these migrants,” Thierry Velu complained. … [Read more...] about ‘They Don’t Listen’: France Helps Migrants But Forgets About Its Own Homeless
Dr. Alison Cooke, assistant chief of hospital medicine for Kaiser Permanente-San Francisco, warned recently that her institution had less than a week's supply of medical masks for doctors and nurses. "If you have any masks or safety goggles at home, please consider giving them to your nurse and doctor neighbors," she wrote on the neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor. … [Read more...] about With Coronavirus Making Medical Safety Gear Scarce, The Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s How To Help
Thérèse Coffey, the work and pensions secretary, said: “The number of children and pensioners in households below average income has fallen by 200,000 compared to 2010, but there is more we must do to address this imbalance. This government is wholly committed to supporting the lowest-paid families and has already taken significant steps including raising the living wage, ending the benefit freeze and increasing work incentives. … [Read more...] about UK faces child poverty crisis, say charities
'Thank you so much for your love and support. I honestly don’t know where we’d be without it. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you. This is the best Mother’s Day Gift we could have hoped for. God bless you all. Please stay safe. Xxx' … [Read more...] about Linda Lusardi, 61, has been placed on oxygen and ‘needs all the help she can get’ after being hospitalised with COVID-19