Back in March, we joined the global fight against the coronavirus.
We’ve teamed up with GlobalGiving, a nonprofit that connects donors with grassroots projects worldwide and donated to the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
10% of each of your purchases on our website went to support those most affected by the pandemic. And since GlobalGiving have been awarded the highest possible rating by Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and GuideStar, they were the best partner for this mission.
Here’s what we managed to do together.
Helping those in need across more than 20 countries
Humanitarian needs come in many different forms:
- Medical care
- Financial assistance
- Emotional support
- Innovative solutions to help communities
And through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, we have been able to ease the burden for communities around the world.
Helping those on the front line
Relief and recovery efforts continue to be the focus.
When exhaustion sets in, those we rely on to save us need help themselves.
The funds supported doctors, nurses, technicians, but also personnel cleaning and disinfecting medical facilities.
For example, the International Medical Corps, a GlobalGiving partner, reached 11 hospitals in New York, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico with emergency medical units, equipment, and volunteers.
Helping people in need
COVID-19 made it hard for many families across the world to get access to food and basic amenities. So GlobalGiving directed funds to the World Central Kitchen.
Their teams worked with community leaders to deliver meals to children and their families, healthcare workers, and the elderly.
Whenever disaster strikes, children are especially vulnerable, and this pandemic is no exception.
This is why organizations such as Children’s Aid is now supplying testing and treatment options in their health clinics.
They’re also conducting in-person and virtual home visits and academic services for nearly 700 youth in foster care and distributing food to families.
Helping those vulnerable
Lockdowns have been particularly difficult for domestic violence victims, who have experienced higher risks to their safety.
The Safe Horizon team, another GlobalGiving partner, is continuing to run shelters, helplines, and child advocacy centers. Survivors have somewhere safe to go during these horrible times.
These are all the grantees who benefited from the Coronavirus Relief funds:
Fighting the good fight
We’re thankful for GlobalGiving’s leadership in supporting local recovery efforts. Hundreds of NGOs mobilized to meet the urgent and evolving needs in their communities, and we’re honored to have been a part of it.
Now it’s the time for us to stand in solidarity as we rise to face one of the most challenging crises in modern history.
Take good care
The pandemic is far from over.
As always, please follow preventive measures, stay at home as much as possible, and practice social distancing.
Contact your doctor in case of any health concerns and be wary of fake news pushing potentially harmful information.
Use your best judgment, and, until next time, stay safe and secure!