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HNL is a proud sponsor of The Covenant House; Covenant House helps young people without homes. If you want to contribute locally, call the shelters in your area first to find out how best to support them.
The United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation have created the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support the World Health Organization in a global effort to help at-risk countries track the spread of the virus, testing and vaccine development, and protective equipment for medical workers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a foundation and an emergency response fund, which is basically a catchall for giving to local health departments, global response efforts, protective gear for medical workers and general response.
In the United States, families are struggling to make rent or pay grocery bills.
Feeding America will help local food banks respond to the outbreak.
A lot of children rely on school meals. With school closures, those meals are no longer guaranteed.
No Kid Hungry sends emergency grants to food banks and helps communicate with families to make sure they can find a hot meal until schools open again.
Many older and homebound Americans rely on Meals on Wheels, and many local programs are struggling with the additional cost of deliveries during the outbreak.
Local efforts, mutual aid and small businesses
To help your local community, look up your city’s relief efforts.
New York City has several food organizations worth noting. Citymeals is taking donations to help older people.
God’s Love We Deliver is looking for both volunteers and donations to sponsor their emergency meal bags for vulnerable people around the city. Invisible Hands is also looking for volunteers to bring vulnerable people necessary supplies.
Other cities and states have their own local organizations — Google your city’s name and “coronavirus volunteering” or “coronavirus donation” to find out what is in your area.
To help your favorite small businesses, you can consider buying a gift card for a meal to enjoy once the doors reopen. If you’re ordering food, it’s best to call the restaurant directly, since delivery apps often take a cut of the business.
Also, many independent bookstores are also offering free delivery or curbside pickup, which will help you maintain social distancing while still supporting a local business. And — if you have a topic that matters to you personally, consider making your donation there.
Knowing this is a challenging time for businesses, we are here to help keep you motivated and assist you in your marketing needs. Contact us for a complimentary marketing analysis; we at HNL Marketing are committed to giving you accessible and supportive marketing strategies to place you on a solid track to profit and success.