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#DoGood: Help Your Community

As we are all becoming more familiar with quarantined life and adjusting to working and schooling from home, there are still a great number of people within our communities who need our support in this new normal.

In addition to updated research being published frequently about COVID-19, we are following the companies and nonprofits doing their part to help those most impacted by this pandemic, including senior citizens, healthcare workers and others on the frontline.

For the month of April, we identified six causes with calls-to-action that allow us to helps others while still remaining at home.

Listed below are the organizations and how you can help:

  1. Meals on Wheels

Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Local Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe and nourished in communities across the country.

Donate today to replenish food supplies, subsidize additional transportation and personnel costs, enable tech-based efforts to check in on isolated seniors and support timely distribution of science-based information needed to ensure safe care for all.

Learn more:

  1. Goggles for Docs

Goggles for Docs is an effort to get used or new goggles into the hands of healthcare workers who currently have no eye protection as they treat COVID-19 patients.

They are currently working through requests from dozens of hospitals asking for more than 5,000 additional goggles.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, shop, or manufacturer and have goggles to donate, you can select a hospital to send your goggles to here:

  1. Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund

In March, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support containment, response and recovery activities for those most affected and for all responders.

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.

Find out how you donate today:

  1. Points of Light

Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. During COVID-19, Points of Light created a database for virtual volunteer opportunities across the country.

Volunteer opportunities range from online music lessons to writing letters for deployed military, offering something for everyone.

Go to their website to see how you can help:

  1. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia: COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia to attract and provide flexible funding resources for nonprofit organizations and other programs in our region responding to COVID-19 and its impacts.

The Fund’s focus will be to help communities who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences.

Learn how you can help here:

  1. Food & Friends

Food & Friends has always been a large need for home-delivered, medically tailored meals, but that population has significantly grown. Medical providers are referring more seriously ill patients to Food & Friends so that they don’t need to venture outside of their homes and fewer caretakers are able to take that risk as well, further increasing demand.

Located in Washington, DC, Food & Friends is asking for volunteers to help with meal preparation, packing and delivery to serve vulnerable community members.

Find out how you can volunteer here:

Follow our social channels and check back for more opportunities for you to help impact people and communities nationwide.