Nonprofits are struggling during COVID-19, here are a few you can help now

Nonprofits are struggling during COVID-19, here are a few you can help now

Nonprofit organizations that depend on donations and volunteers have been disrupted due to COVID-19. With an increase in demand for their services and a decrease in donations and means of fundraising, they need our help now more than ever. Many of them have to turn people away due to a lack of volunteers, reduced staff, lack of supplies, and lack of funds. Ahead of the holidays, the demand will only increase which means we need to act fast. Many of these nonprofits may have locations near you and provide essential services like food assistance, emergency shelter, senior care, substance abuse disorder treatments, and much more. Simply Google the organization and see how you can help: Big Brothers Big Sisters – striving to keep kids supported during coronavirus related stress and social distancing Cleveland Clinic Hardship Fund – helps first responders who are on the front lines who need financial assistance Feeding Florida – provides hunger relief throughout all 67 counties with...
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It Takes A Village: New Life Village in Tampa provides a community of healing for Foster Children

It Takes A Village: New Life Village in Tampa provides a community of healing for Foster Children

New Life VillageTampa, FL, is the number one area in Florida with the highest opioid and affordable housing crisis problem, making it highly likely that kids end up in foster care. There are more than 7,000 children currently in foster care between Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties alone. Unfortunately, moving between families a few times a year, as is often the case for most foster care children, causes mental and behavioral health problems at an alarming rate. Sister Claire LeBoeuf of the Congregation of Sisters of Holy Cross, identified this issue early during her service with the church. She has been in the Tampa Bay area serving children affected by trauma and abuse for 40 years. Her main objective was to figure out a way to create a stable environment for foster children, especially older children that don’t get adopted out of foster care. After seeing a community called Hope Meadows in Rantoul, IL, that reduced the number of kids in...
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It’s never too late to give back

It’s never too late to give back

We all have causes that we feel passionate about. Whether it’s animal welfare, food security, helping the homeless or fighting inequality, there are many issues that need to be addressed. By sitting at home and simply posting on Facebook about it or encouraging our loved ones to think about it, we aren’t helping society by simply talking. It’s important to match the conversation with action. With COVID-19 exacerbating many of these problems, now is more important than ever to lend a helping hand to those in need. Together, we can all use our unique talents and resources to help those less fortunate and make the world a better place. If you’ve ever helped a cause before, you know about the sense of reward that comes with it. There is nothing like the feeling of helping others. It gives us a sense of pride, gratitude and purpose. As humans, we crave the feeling of being wanted and needed. Thankfully, nonprofit organizations need...
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