Giving and Unity in Response to COVID-19
May 2020 – In an effort to support community members and partners during this uncertain time, three clients of Maven have launched COVID-19 relief initiatives:
The Pennrose Foundation announced that it has created a COVID-19 Resident Relief Fund to provide support to residents who are facing adverse effects to the new coronavirus. The Foundation will match contributions to the COVID-19 Resident Relief Fund up to $25,000.
“We are grateful for the numerous requests from various companies and organizations about how they can assist our residents,” said Mark H. Dambly, Chairman of the Pennrose Foundation Board of Directors. “As we begin to see how our residents are impacted, we hope that this Resident Relief Fund will be able to ease some of their burdens and get them through this difficult time.”
Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons established the Emergency Essentials Fund to provide diapers, school and art supplies, hygiene items and other essentials to the children who need them to survive this crisis. The Fund allows the nonprofit to leverage their logistics expertise and bulk purchasing power to serve thousands of families in need.
“Currently, we are fielding urgent requests from food pantries, homeless shelters and other partner agencies for diapers, hygiene products, school supplies and other essentials for local children,” said Michal Smith, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons. “Our team is immensely grateful for any and all monetary contributions made to the fund as we work to secure essentials to help vulnerable families in the Greater Philadelphia region who need us now more than ever.”
Fox & Roach/Trident Charities
Fox & Roach/Trident Charities (the charitable arm of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors /The Trident Group) announced it will donate $25,000 for COVID-19 Relief Efforts to local food banks, addressing the current COVID-19 challenges of food relief across the company’s service areas. Local food banks receiving funds include: Food Bank of Delaware, Share Food Program, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley, Food Bank of South Jersey, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, and Fulfill.
“Our food providers are seeing up to a 200% uptick in food insecurity due to COVID-19,” said Kassie Erb, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities president. “Our funds will go to non-profits that provide nutritional support to children and their families with breakfast, lunch, and emergency weekend food boxes.”
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