In times like these, we can all benefit by following the advice of Mr. Rogers. When he was scared, his mother would tell him to “look for the helpers.” We too, can look for the helpers—our nonprofits, volunteers and donors—as examples of how we can also be of service. The one thing we know is fighting this pandemic must be a community effort.
We have compiled a list of articles that highlight the tremendous amount of good that is happening despite our circumstances. Humanity is rising to the challenge, together, often being led by our nonprofit community. There is solidarity in solitary.
Senate Unanimously Passes $2T Coronavirus Stimulus Package (The House is expected to vote on this today!)
Communities Unite From Afar to Sew Homemade Masks, Caps for Hospitals
Koval Distillery Producing Hand Sanitizer During Coronavirus Pandemic
People Are Stocking Their Little Free Libraries With Food and Toilet Paper to Help Neighbors in Need
“Many of the makeshift pantries encourage people to pay it forward with handwritten messages like ‘Take what you need, share what you can,’ and other similar adaptations of Little Free Library’s ‘Take a book, leave a book’ motto.”
With Coronavirus, Acts of Kindness Abound in US
Old Dominick Distillery Working with Shelby County Commission to Make Hand Sanitizer, Challenged by Supply Shortage
These Good Samaritans With a 3D Printer are Saving Lives by Making New Respirator Valves for Free
Kylie Jenner Donates A Reported $1 Million To Coronavirus Relief
Mississippi Clothing Company Joins Fight Against the Spread of the Coronavirus
Fashion Designers Create Protective Masks to Curb Coronavirus Shortage
“Christian Siriano, Brandon Maxwell and Prada are among the growing number of fashion brands using their sewing skills to make masks and medical gowns during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Photo: @csiriano on Instagram
Rotary Clubs Rally to Spread Kindness During Coronavirus Outbreak
Girl Scouts Set up Digital Cookie Booth to Donate Boxes to Hospital Workers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
“’We applaud our young cookie entrepreneurs for their enterprising spirit and willingness to lead during this time of uncertainty,’ GSUSA shared in a statement with “GMA.” ‘These Girl Scouts are truly tomorrow’s business leaders, and they’re showing today’s executives what savvy looks like.’”
YMCA begins food distribution program across Shelby County
Salvation Army Setting up Shelter for Homeless With Coronavirus Symptoms
“The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree warehouse has been transformed into the Joy Center, an isolation facility, with a specific area for anyone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.”
Memphis Non-profits, Small Businesses Pitching in to Meet Coronavirus Needs
Project HOPE Partners with United Airlines to Deliver Lifesaving Medical Equipment to Epicenter of Coronavirus Epidemic
Entertainment & Fun
Community Comes Together to Celebrate 5-year-old Girl’s Birthday with Car Parade
Penguins Take a “Field Trip” in Closed Aquarium
“Penguins at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium went on a small “field trip” to explore the building after it closed its doors to visitors amid coronavirus fears.”
Photo: @shedd_aquarium on Twitter
During Quarantine, Balconies Worldwide Set the Stage for DJ Sets, Squats and Singing
Musicians Turn to Virtual Concerts to Connect With Fans During COVID-19 Outbreak
Cowboy Museum Puts Their Head of Security in Charge of Their Twitter, and His Tweets are Hilariously Wholesome
Granddaughter Shows Grandfather Through Window of Isolated Care Home That She’s Engaged
“Carly Boyd shows her grandfather, Shelton, her engagement ring through a window at the locked down Premier Living and Rehab Center in N.C.”
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