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Charities in Need

Amidst all the suffering the world is experiencing today, it’s so beautiful to see how many people, companies, and organizations are stepping up to help. Below are links to where you can donate if that’s something you’re able to do: 

Off Their Plate– “We rally around the tireless frontline COVID healthcare workers by restoring work and livelihoods to our local frontline workforce. We can do more than stay home. Our work provides a conduit for the community during a moment of crisis to provide nutritious meals to the hospital teams we depend on, provide jobs to those who have lost them. Together, we can help take one thing Off Their Plate.” 

Citymeals– “Citymeals-on-Wheels mission is to provide a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human contact to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need.”

Food Bank for New York City-”The mission of Food Bank For New York City is to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity.”

Feeding America– “Food banks are responding to COVID-19 by doing what they do best – feeding people in need. You can help.”

Fuel the Fight– “100% of the money raised will be used to buy meals from NYC restaurants who are reeling from the coronavirus and feed our healthcare workers who are on the front-lines battling this pandemic.”

Save the Children– “More than 1 billion children are now out of school. Child poverty is rising. Refugees living in overcrowded camps and those living in conflict will be hit the hardest. We desperately need your help to address the immediate and long-term threats of COVID-19. We must act now to protect a generation.”

Tao Cares COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund– I’ll always have a special place in my heart for my Tao family. It’s where I used to be a cocktail waitress and met so many of my lifelong friends who became family.

Center for Disease Philanthropy– “The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund is focusing on support for nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity to address the most pressing needs.”

Direct Relief– “Making sure the courage of health workers on the front lines is honored with meaningful support, and the people most at risk in this pandemic are cared for – regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay.”

No Kid Hungry– “We’re using donations large and small, from individuals just like you, to support kids who are struggling.”

Heart to Heart International “Heart to Heart International is improving global health through humanitarian initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need. We have a global mission to create a healthier world.”

Partners in Health– “By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.”

Deborah Hospital Foundation– “Created in 1974, Deborah Hospital Foundation’s mission is to: provide substantial funding to support the highest quality of patient care by Deborah Heart and Lung Center; to provide for treatment of children with congenital heart disease in the United States and around the world; and to provide for clinical research for cardiac and pulmonary disease by fostering and maintaining the Foundation’s grassroots volunteer movement, its alliances with corporations, labor organizations, service organizations, foundations and others and by its initiation and enhancement of planned giving programs and other fundraising activities.”

Project C.U.R.E.– “Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by matching medical supplies and modern equipment with facilities in need to empower doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth.”

Convoy of Hope– “Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.”

GlobalGiving– “GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects vetted nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. Our mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change.”

Family Promise– “Family Promise develops community-based Affiliate programs that serve children and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and provides ongoing support for these Affiliates to empower families to achieve and maintain their sustainable independence.”

Give Directly– “GiveDirectly is the first and the largest nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest.”

Meals on Wheels– “Meals on Wheels: In response to the coronavirus crisis, this program is giving home-delivered meals to the elderly. The meals are nutritious and shelf stable.”

The Salvation Army– “The Salvation Army has significantly increased its preparation for an impending outbreak in the United States and has ramped up efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, especially among the homeless and other vulnerable populations. In response to the coronavirus crisis, they are participating in planning conversations with NYC Emergency Management around mobile food delivery (e.g., delivering prepared meals to seniors who depend on them at NYC Department for the Aging senior centers).”

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Women’s Mental Health Shelter– “Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Women’s Mental Health Shelter is helping homeless women aged 45-and-over living with severe and persistent mental illness. Contributions will continue to feed, shelter, support and serve the most vulnerable New Yorkers.”

Ronald McDonald House New York– “Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment that encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. In response to the coronavirus crisis, they are delivering catered meals in to-go containers as well as wellness and kid-friendly care packages to each of the families that are stationed in their institution.”

St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction– “St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction provide non-judgmental quality access to health resources to persons for whom the social stigma attached to their illicit drug use, HIV/HCV status, poverty, race, gender identity, homelessness, or health undermines their ability to access the services they require and deserve. During the coronavirus crisis, they have kept their doors opened and are providing daily to-go meals.”

St. John’s Bread and Life– “Since 1982, St. John’s Bread & Life has worked to alleviate hunger and poverty in Brooklyn and Queens. They serve nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day.”

Womankind– “Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. In response to the coronavirus crisis, Womankind services will transition to phone and email, with the exception of their Residential Programs. Womankind’s 24/7 emergency residences will remain staffed and emergency services will continue.”

ASPCA Adoption Center– ” The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. In response to the coronavirus crisis, they are continuing to keep their animals safe and healthy with a limited amount of staff.”

If we work together, we can all help each other.

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