Social workers aren't generally loaded with lots of extra cash. But in case you have a little to give, here's a good list of places you might consider donating to. All help people especially hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. Links and descriptions come from this fund which covers everyone included with one click. If you have other orgs you'd like to see us spotlight, just let us know (or add them in comments).
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Feeding America: A nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies.
Meals on Wheels: Delivers nutritious meals and safety checks to seniors, who are especially at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. They operate in 5000 communities across the country.
No Kid Hungry: Aims to ensure that the 22 million low-income kids who rely on the free and reduced-price meals they receive at school are fed while schools are closed.
National Domestic Workers Alliance: Supports in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners during this crisis as they are encouraged to stay home.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: Supports restaurant workers facing hardships or illness in the wake of COVID-19, as restaurants around the country close to the public and struggle to pay employees as a result. It also bolsters restaurants to be able to reopen once the crisis has passed.
One Fair Wage: Provides cash assistance to tipped workers and other service workers who are being fired, seeing shifts cut, and/or are staying home for health and the safety of others.
CDC Foundation: Helps communities prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19, deploys skilled emergency staff to the front lines at the state and local level, fund and deploy critical home essentials to quarantined individuals, build the infrastructure and capacity we need immediately, and develop education and awareness campaigns.
Direct Relief: Mobilizes and provides essential medical resources needed to help people in all 50 states and 80+ countries around the world.
FOR THE HOMELESS:
People who are homeless are also especially at risk. To help those in your community, you can look up shelters near you here and donate directly to your neighborhood shelters.