Coronavirus Crisis: How you can help amid COVID-19 pandemic
Info from Abc7 - KGOImage by Glass Cathedrals by Lisa Swerling Working families who depend on hourly or daily work are scared as their shifts and income are being cut.
Here are some ways you can help during this time:
Support local businesses by buying gift cards:
Stores and restaurants are hurting, as they close due to the shelter-in-place order affecting the majority of the San Francisco Bay Area's counties. Buy a gift card to help the local businesses now and use it once they're back open.
This program works to match at-risk individuals with low-risk volunteers under 60 in similar communities. Volunteers can either donate to families in need, work with individuals who need items delivered such as groceries and prescriptions, and conduct check-ins every few days.
COVID-19 Response Fund to help provide emergency funding for cleaning supplies, additional custodial staff, and student nutrition, including daily meals and mobile refrigeration. Text "4SFUSD" to 44321 or donate online at: sparksfpublicschools.org/donate
This organization is looking for donations to the Coastside Crisis Fund to ensure that low-income families and the homeless population are able to meet their basic needs.
San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) Every $2 you give covers the cost of a meal for one of our students, so every dollar truly does count! You can support student nutrition by making a tax-deductible donation towards student meals.
The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders. The focus is on supporting local nonprofit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those who are working with the most vulnerable populations.
Love Not Fear Fundto assist organizations working on the frontlines to provide support and services to the Latino community's most vulnerable populations. LCF helps over 200 Latino-led nonprofits in California, including several in the Bay Area.
Donate money to assist in feeding children in need impacted by the coronavirus, in partnership with No Kid Hungry https://www.nokidhungry.org, or to help send books to students affected by the closure of schools.