How To Give Back During This Pandemic

How To Give Back During This Pandemic

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In this time of need, we’re sharing a very important message from Benesys

Please read below to discover ways that you can support the most vulnerable in our society during this global pandemic.The iMBARC Team


CHILDREN ON FREE SCHOOL MEALS

School closures put many vulnerable young people at high risk. Child and youth care providers are concerned about the wellbeing of young people, particularly children dependent on free school meals. The Avenues Youth Centre provides a safe, uplifting place and hot daily meals for vulnerable children. It is planning to operate a production kitchen to distribute meals to those families with children receiving free school meals or who are struggling to cope. It is also looking at alternative virtual delivery of its youth work. Funding has been massively impacted as the annual fundraising dinner due to take place last week had to be cancelled due to the virus. This has resulted in a loss of £50k in predicted income.

DONATE TO THE AVENUES HERE

 

OLDER PEOPLE

Covid-19 both medically and socially, with some people facing months of isolation. North London Cares service of in-person visits and activities with younger and older people has been halted. In response, it is trialling a number of pilots projects to mobilise its community: setting up a phone service to call older neighbours, running virtual social clubs, and sending out over 1,300 April activity packs to older Londoners with 30 days’ worth of activities to keep them active and connected to their community during self-isolation. The NLC team have set up a Covid-19 Emergency Crowdfunding appeal and all donations are currently being matched.

DONATE TO NORTH LONDON CARES HERE

 

WOMEN & CHILDREN FACING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

For women and children in self-isolation with violent partners during Covid-19, the level and severity of domestic abuse can be an increased risk. Moreover, social workers’ have a reduced ability to support and help these women during the pandemic. Solace Women’s Aid is keeping their refuges open while developing virtual ways to keep women and children safe and supported during this frightening time. They have launched their Covid-19 Appeal, #StaySafeAtHome and are seeking to raise £150,000 so they can continue to provide their life-saving services during this crisis.

DONATE TO SOLACE HERE

 

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL GIVING

There are larger-scale impact responses to the virus that need support. These have not been Benesys risk assessed but are considered vital initiatives by the charity sector at this time of funding crisis.

Click on the links below:

– GATES PHILANTHROPY PARTNERS-COMBATING COVID 19 FUND

– NATIONAL EMERGENCIES TRUST – CORONA VIRUS APPEAL

– MARTIN LEWIS – HNWI EMERGENCY COVID19 APPEAL

If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you – [email protected]