During the coronavirus pandemic, the Stand Together Foundation, in partnership with the Family Independence Initiative, are helping families experiencing poverty who have been impacted by COVID-19 through #GiveTogetherNow, a rapid-response campaign focused on sharing acts of kindness to help families in poverty when they need it most. With a goal of 5,000 acts of kindness, for every act of kindness shared on social media using the hashtag #GiveTogetherNow and tagging the Stand Together Foundation (@StandTogetherFoundation on Facebook/Instgram; @_STFoundation on Twitter), a family in need will receive $500 to help get them through these difficult times.
Stand Together may sound familiar because last year Positive Tomorrows was selected as one of 14 community-based organizations to participate in Stand Together’s Catalyst Program, a six-month program designed to help innovative groups build capacity and increase their impact to help more people break the cycle of poverty. We are honored to be a partner organization with Stand Together and all the work they continue to do for our communities and families in poverty.
So far, we’ve even had a few families who have received funding thanks to our community sharing acts of kindness!
“Thank you for your donation of $500. It has helped my family tremendously. Even though I haven’t lost my job, my hours have been cut to half days and I haven’t made any sales since working from home. This gift is equivalent to one sale through my job in commission. Because of your generosity, I was able to pay my bills on time with an extra cushion and I purchased a program that helps me homeschool my kids now that regular school has been closed for the rest of this school year. Thanks again for your generous support, we appreciate your willingness to give.” – a mother of two students at Positive Tomorrows.
“Stand Together helped me clear up most of my overdraft and be able to replace my phone and my son’s that was stolen without having to go into debt doing so. Thank you so much for opening that life line for me.” – a mother of a Positive Tomorrows student
“The money I receive will help to fix my washer that has been leaking for about a month and ruining my floors. Thank you. I will be able to wash clothes for myself and 4 children without the worry of the floor. What a relief.” – mother of two former students of Positive Tomorrows who have transitioned back into public schools
To learn more or to share your acts of kindness on their website instead of social media, visit givetogethernow.org.
Click play below to learn how one family used part of their #GiveTogetherNow funds to help others in their community.