Cheer for healthcare workers and others tonight at 7 PM.

Join people around the world thanking healthcare workers and others on the front lines by leaning out your window or going outside tonight at 7 PM and clapping, cheering, ringing a bell, etc. for 20 seconds to show your support for health care workers and all those on the front lines fighting and most effected by the virus.

Click here for our HOW TO GUIDE for OPERATION FRONT PORCH.

 

Give a no interest loan or sick pay to my housekeeper to stay safe

Give a no interest loan or sick pay to your housekeeper by paying them not to come this week.  You can either forgive the loan or let them pay it back by deducting a small amount from each cleaning when the virus is under control.

Call my representatives demand support for essential workers health & safety

Call your national, state and local representatives and demand they provide economic, health and safety support to all essential workers.

Click here to find the contract information for your representatives. 

Give face mask & gloves to delivery people, other gig workers those who need them.

If you have access to masks and gloves, please consider giving them to front line workers whose employers are not providing it for them.

Click here for our HOW TO GUIDE to PROTECT THE FRONT LINES.

Meet and say thank you to your garbage collectors

Please consider taking a few minutes to meet those you may see every week, but have never taken the time to learn their names, say hello to and thank them for their service. Your garbage collectors and all health & sanitation workers are on the front lines too.

Donate to Masks for the People to fund PPE for black & brown essential workers

Many essential business workers on the front lines, including delivery drivers, garbage collectors, cleaning people, are low wage earners, people of color and DO NOT HAVE THE PPE THEY NEED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES! Please donate to Masks for the People to address this critical need.

Click here to make a donation to MASKS FOR THE PEOPLE!

Click here for a CNN article and video about W. Kamau Brown’s Mask for the People movement.

Contribute to Project Bread

Food is not the issue. Right now, the issue is distribution and scale. Federal nutrition programs are the only scalable way to reach people in need—SNAP, WIC, and school meals, are the only solutions that put money back into the economy right now. Project Bread’s  scalable solutions are more necessary than ever to protect our community during this period of crisis, so no one goes hungry.  

  • Project Bread is working in tandem with the Department of Education to continue “school meal” service in our highest-need communities.
  • Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline is actively assisting people who need help getting food. And plans have been implemented that will allow this resource to continue to operate despite the closure of the Department of Transitional Assistance, and any periods of quarantine.
  • SNAP is our most critical resource during this period of crisis. We are partnering with legislators to jointly call for food aid increase in response to COVID-19.

Volunteer or Contribute to Meals on Wheels

Our seniors are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Meals on Wheels is helping local communities across the country to meet the increased demand for nutritious meals that can keep our seniors safe and healthy.

Click here to sign up to volunteer to help your local Meals on Wheels organization keep our seniors safe and healthy.

Click here to donate to Meals on Wheels.

Contribute to the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Everyday, over 2.5 million nannies, house cleaners, and care workers do the work of caring and cleaning in our homes.  Domestic workers are the nannies that take care of our children, the house cleaners that bring order to our home, and the care workers that ensure that our loved ones can live with dignity and independently. Domestic workers are majority women, mostly immigrant and women of color.

Founded in 2007, The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) works for respect, recognition, and inclusion in the labor protections offered to traditionally employed Americans.

The money you donate to the Coronavirus Care Fund will provide immediate financial support for domestic workers, and enable them to stay home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families and their communities while slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.

Click here to donate to the NDWA Coronavirus Care Fund.

Donate to No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010

Nearly 22 million children rely on the meals they receive at school. With your help, we’ll continue to remove any obstacles to get kids the food they need. Your contribution will help No Kid Hungry:

  • Work with federal and local government to support children in need.
  • Provide emergency grants to food banks and community groups.
  • Divert resources to help the hardest-hit communities.
  • Make sure families know how to find meals while schools are closed.
  • Continue our work to ensure every kid gets three meals a day.

Click here to make a donation to No Kid Hungry.