Giving back and helping others is the best way for all of us to get through the coronavirus crisis. Here are some organizations doing great work:
Food for those feeling the economic impact: Food banks are being overwhelmed right now. Every dollar donated to Feeding America can provide at least 10 meals to children and families in need through the nonprofit’s network of food banks. You can also find a local food bank on their site.
Meals for kids who can no longer rely on school nutrition: Because of the pandemic, millions of American school children are missing out on the school-provided meals that are a main source of nutrition. No Kid Hungry works to ensure that children get three meals a day.
Protective gear for front-line workers: Direct Relief coordinates with public health authorities, nonprofits and businesses in the US and globally to provide protective gear and essential medical items to health care workers.
Health care and other support: Global Giving not only sends medical personnel to communities in need, and supplies medical gear, it also delivers essential items to struggling families and feeds children who rely on school meals as their only source of nutrition
Relief for low-income women: Micro-lending nonprofit Grameen America supports low-income women entrepreneurs, who are particularly vulnerable right now. Consider donating to Grameen’s just-launched Economic Relief and Recovery Fund to keep these women, and their families, afloat during the crisis.
There are few moments in history when we can move fast and we can move forward. Our moment is now.
—Melanne Verveer, Kim Azzarelli and Sharon Bowen
Fast Forward Briefing from Seneca Women.
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The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.