Life as we know it has changed due to COVID-19. But even as we face more uncertainty, we have the power to create good by giving, as many across the globe have. While all of us have been affected by the aftermath of the virus, the reality is many families and individuals who were struggling before COVID hit our community are facing even more barriers and challenges during this time. It’s never been more important that we work together to build a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
In response to COVID-19, we launched the PHL COVID-19 Fund with the Philadelphia Foundation. Together, we aim to rapidly respond to the crisis and equip frontline nonprofits with the resources they need to continue to serve our region’s most vulnerable populations. To date, the Fund awarded millions in grants to more 190 organizations. But as the crisis evolves, so too must our response. That’s why today as part of #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re inviting people just like you – who care about your neighbors and want to see our region move forward – to invest in United Way’s Impact Fund. Together, we can ensure that when your region is ready to move from relief to recovery, we have the resources needed to invest in the programs and interventions that our community will need the most.
When you give today, the power of your gift will spread throughout our community. You provide job training and placement programs for people who may have lost their jobs due to COVID. You support programs that help families save for a home or hard working adults save to further their education. You empower returning citizens with the skills they need to re-enter the workforce and rejoin society.
We’re living in uncertain, difficult times. But we will emerge from this crisis – and together, we will emerge stronger. That’s the power of community, and no day demonstrates that more powerfully than #GivingTuesdayNow. Will you join us and be a part of building a community where we can all thrive?