To our amazing, We Are Travel Girls community members, we want to take this time to say we are so grateful for all of you! During this difficult time, when so many people are in need across the world, many of you have reached out to ask how you can help.
It is humbling to hear that you are thinking of others right now and wanting to help in whatever way you can. Thank you for being such an inspiration!
Please Stay Home
First off, as you know, you can help the most right now by just staying home. We are grateful to everyone who is staying home to help “flatten the curve,” even though we know it has been difficult for many people for a multitude of reasons.
To help make your time at home more enjoyable we have temporarily shifted our content to cover armchair travel and staycation ideas. Here are a few of these recent posts that you might enjoy:
- 16 Travel Themed Cocktails To Enjoy At Home
- 25 Of The Best Travel Movies
- 10 Ways To Have A Staycation At Home
- 10 Novels To Inspire Your Wanderlust
OUR WE ARE TRAVEL GIRLS TEAM (YES WE HAVE A BOY ON THE TEAM!)
Fundraisers To Support
Next, if you are in a financial position to donate and you want to contribute, we have put together a small list of fundraisers and charities that address different areas of need including medical, food, small business, and general relief to help you navigate the multitude of fundraisers and support options out there. This is by no means an extensive list so if you know of any great fundraisers or charities that you’d like people to consider donating to right now please share these in the comments below.
Medical: Frontline Responders
Help Doctors, Nurses & Hospital Staff: Frontline Responders Fund
Help Produce Masks For Hospitals: Nine Line Apparel Mask Initiative
Help NYC Hospitals: Protective Equipment For NYC Hospitals
Help The NHS: Become a Volunteer Responder (Paused at present, but planned to reopen)
Grassroots Effort To Supply Disposable Face Shields: Shields For Frontline Responders
Ensure Everyone Has Food Right Now
Help Feed Hungry Families & Children: America’s Food Fund
London Restaurant Raising Money To Feed People In Need: Help Lina Stores Deliver 20,000 Free Meals To Fired Workers And People In Need
Provide Meals To ICU Workers At Denver Based Hospitals: Lunches For Clinicians
Kids In Need: Support One Pantry At A Time
This Homeless Women’s Shelter Is In Great Need Right Now: York Street Project
Social Distancing Is A Privilege They Can’t Afford: Help Waste Workers In India
Kids In Need Have Missed Millions Of Meals Due To School Closures: No Kid Hungry
Donate To A Local Food Bank: Find Your Local Food Bank
Help Save Small Businesses
GoFundMe.Org Fundraiser For Small Businesses: Small Business Relief Fund
Support Specific Small Businesses Affected: Search Small Business Fundraisers
Everything You Need To Know About US Relief Loans: A Guide To Federal Relief Loans
Global & Individual Relief Funds
Directly Support Those Affected: Global Relief Fund
Help Individuals & Families Affected: Search Fundraisers
Program Solutions For Families Facing Challenges: Online Parenting Programs
Information About How To: Donate Credit Card Rewards To Help Those Affected
CNN recently put together this Guide To Helping And Getting Help which has a ton of great information on how to help your community, how to give and how to get help during this crisis.
How You Can Help Right Now
Thank you again to all of you for being an important part of our We Are Travel Girls community. As we mentioned above the best way you can help right now is to stay home and help flatten the curve. And if you want to donate, any of the above fundraisers are greatly in need of support.
We hope you and your family are staying safe and staying at home during this difficult time. It might feel isolating but just remember we are all in this together and things will get better because of amazing people like you who care.
We hope that this article has helped you discover fundraisers to support right now. Please share any other good fundraisers you know of in the comments below.
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