Daily COVID-19 Make an Impact Report

Visit.org is committed to sharing the immediate short-term and long-term needs of nonprofits in our community. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates on how we can come together to support the people and organizations most affected by this crisis.

Make an Impact Report:  Monday, June 1st

Dear friends,

In honor of Pride Month, today we’re sharing ways you can support LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals, who face unique challenges due to COVID-19. Though the parades have been canceled, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Make an impact from home:
 

A virtual Pride party benefiting homeless LGBTQ+ youth. New Alternatives, which works with homeless LGBTQ+ youth to increase their self-sufficiency, is hosting an interactive virtual Pride kick-off party featuring a diverse cast of Broadway, TV, film, dance, and opera stars to raise money for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. The event will stream live on Facebook on Thursday, June 4th at 8 pm EST. Learn more or make a donation here

COVID care packages for trans & non-binary people of color. Brooklyn Community Pride Center, which provides services and support to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community, is teaming up with The Brooklyn Ghost Project to create COVID-19 Care Packages for trans and non-binary community members of color, who have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic. You can nominate individuals who could use a care package or make a donation here

Help create a better world for LGBTQ+ students. GLSEN, a national education organization working to ensure safe and inclusive schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, continues to advocate and provide support for LGBTQ+ youth in K-12 schools nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support their initiatives by making a donation here.  

 

This week's featured Engage Your Team From Home Experience: 

 

In the spirit of diversity, acceptance, and LGBTQ Pride Month, offer your team and their families a fun and fabulous live literary experience that encourages kids to celebrate gender differences while providing support to drag performers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Current Visit.org partners can get started here. If you’re not yet a corporate partner, please reach out to [email protected] for help facilitating this activity.

 

From your friends at Visit.org, stay safe, and let’s take care of each other. 

Warmly,

Visit.org


Make an Impact Report:  Friday, May 29th

Dear friends,

Visit.org is committed to sharing ways we can come together to support the people and organizations most affected during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Give back from home:
 

Share or receive tech resources for nonprofits. Code4Covid is a community of tech volunteers working to find technology solutions to help people during the COVID-19 crisis. Technologists can sign up to volunteer and organizations can request tech support here

Support the urgent needs of artists across the country. Artist Relief, an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States, is distributing $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. Make a donation to the fund here

Volunteers needed for emergency food deliveries. Queens Together, which provides meals and groceries to communities in crisis in Queens, NY, is looking for volunteers to help with food deliveries. Sign up to volunteer here

 

This week's featured Engage Your Team From Home Experience: 

 

Show your support for Chicago high school seniors graduating in the midst of COVID-19 by making no-sew fleece blankets that will be given to them for their graduation. For teams, creating blankets together while on a video call is an artistic and calming way to come together for a meaningful cause. Current Visit.org partners can get started here. If you’re not yet a corporate partner, please reach out to [email protected] for help facilitating this activity.

 

From your friends at Visit.org, stay safe, and let’s take care of each other. 

Warmly,

Visit.org


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