The world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and people everywhere are uncertain about the future of their health, safety, and economic security. During this tumultuous time, GreaterGood is dedicated to assisting in COVID-19 relief efforts in multiple ways. As always, we’re continuing to support our flagship programs that help people, pets, and the planet, but we’ve made it our top priority to support the people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and those fighting on the front lines.As we work diligently to provide some hope and relief to those who need it most, we’re also looking for ways that supporters like you can help. Below, we’ve outlined the ways that we’re making a difference and how you can get involved, too.Let’s make a difference together.Making & Donating 90,000 Medical MasksPhoto: Adobe Stock/jesada
Lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) has been a significant issue for frontline responders in the U.S. Too many doctors, nurses, and medical staff who normally would discard protective gear like masks after a single use are being forced to reuse them because of extreme shortages. This puts them at risk for contracting the very virus they’re working to beat and contain.To help with this part of the crisis, we’re working with our apparel suppliers to retool production plans so they can create tens of thousands of high-quality KN95 masks. All of the masks meet hospital requirements and all will be donated to medical workers.So far, we’ve donated 10,000 of these medical masks. The first batch went to the frontline staff working at the University of Michigan medical center.Our suppliers are working on another 80,000 masks. We’re still finalizing details on where most of them will be distributed, but 5,000 of them will be going to a Detroit hospital.Increasing Free Clicks On Our Click To Give SitesPhoto: Adobe Stock/DragonImages
User who are already familiar with our Click To Give sites know that by simply clicking a button once a day, you trigger a donation from our sponsors to help people, pets, and the planet. Depending on the site you click on, you can fund food for hungry people and animals, health care, education, and other important causes. Since 1999, the GreaterGood network of sites has given $60 million to charity.Normally, users can click once per day per site. However, during the pandemic, we’re increasing the number of times you can click to four times a day (once every six hours) per site. Every additional click will fund disaster relief efforts like donating supplies for overburdened animal shelters, protective gear for front line healthcare workers, and food for those who are struggling.Our network of sites:GreaterGood Click To GiveThe Alzheimer’s Site Click To GiveThe Animal Rescue Site Click To GiveThe Autism Site Click To GiveThe Breast Cancer Site Click To GiveThe Diabetes Site Click To GiveThe Hunger Site Click To GiveThe Literacy Site Click To GiveThe Rainforest Site Click To GiveThe Veterans Site Click To Give
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The masks that we’re donating
1. #StayHomeAndFosterMany shelters are being forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adoptions are slowing drastically, more families are surrendering their pets, and kitten and puppy season is kicking off. This means that countless animals are at risk of being put down.You can be a hero to these pets. We need emergency fosters nationwide to host a cat or dog for 2-6 weeks. You can save a pet’s life — and bring joy to yours.Learn more here: #StayHomeAndFoster
2. Purchase Items From Our StoresBy purchasing items from our online stores, you can help fund even more medical masks. Use promo code MOREMASKS at checkout to fund our next batch of shipments. Purchases of $50 or more will fund one mask, and purchases of $100 or more will fund four.3. Give Directly To Gifts That Give MoreYou can also give directly to one of our Gifts That Give More, where 100% of your gift goes toward helping people and pets impacted by this virus:COVID-19 Emergency Care Kits for Pet FostersSend Supplies & Provide Hope for People Affected by the Covid-19 CrisisHelp Overwhelmed Animal Shelters Affected By CoronavirusSend Toys & Books to Kids Affected by COVID-19Provide Food Relief to Those Most Impacted by CoronavirusSend Supplies To Feed the Hungry4. Sign A PetitionSigning a petition won’t cost you anything more than a few minutes of your time. If you agree that more needs to be done to help our frontline workers or to improve our nation’s response to this pandemic, consider signing the petitions below:Demand Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare WorkersDemand President Trump Restores Funding To The World Health OrganizationProtect Americans From Future Pandemics!Congress Must Cancel Student Loan Debt To Stimulate The EconomyProvide Aid to Families of Essential Workers Who Have Lost Their Lives to COVID-19States Must Implement An Effective But Compassionate Coronavirus Response
As the world rallies to meet the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we are grateful for the GreaterGood community – we are grateful for you.Thank you for helping us make a difference.Source