With all the uncertainty in the world right now, it's as good a time as ever to donate to people in need. In addition to giving money, people can also donate goods and support brands that are doing their part to alleviate the stress that COVID-19 is putting on families. Ahead, find a list of organisations that are donating money to those who need it most.
Parents are encouraged to donate gently used items ranging from clothes, backpacks, bassinets, and beyond to families in need through Baby2Baby's donation program. Keep in mind, items should be gently used and clothing should be free of clothes and stains.
Blessings in a Backpack
The nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack is mobilizing resources now more than ever to give school-aged children access to meals while schools are closed. Although the organisation traditionally provided meals to kids on the weekends, it has updated its donation efforts to cover weekdays, too.
The home cookware brand Caraway recently pledged to donate a portion of its profits to Blessings in a Backpack for the month of April.
For just $1, families can help provide 10 meals to those in needs on Feeding America's website. There, you can make a one-time contribution or signup to make a monthly donation.
Working directly with Baby2Baby, the pajama company Hanna Anderson is donating pajama sets to medical staff, children in foster care, and families who have been directly affected by COVID-19.
No Kid Hungry
The non-profit No Kid Hungry is accepting donations to battle childhood hunger during the COVID-19 outbreak. For a contribution of just $10, you can provide 100 meals for kids in-need.
The phone accessory company PopSockets recently released two new designs amid the COVID-19 outbreak. According to its website, 100 percent of profits being donated to Feeding America and Doctors Without Borders.
The vegan meal-delivery kit company, Purple Carrot, will donate a portion of its sales to Feeding the Children through May 31. Additionally, Purple Carrot is offering a 30 percent off discount to those who work on the front lines.
For every purchase over $115, the swimsuit brand Summersault will donate $15 to No Kid Hungry's COVID-19 efforts.
The Honest Company
Jessica Alba's baby brand, The Honest Company, has committed to donating 3 million nappies, 30,000 packs of wipes, and 20,000 personal care products to families in-need.
Online grocer Thrive Market recently launched the Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides families with $150 stipends who are facing health or financial hardships due to the virus.
Although U-Haul isn't accepting donations, the company recently pledged to give displaced college students 30 days of access to free storage units across the US.
In an effort to get children healthy meals amid school closures, World Vision is accepting donations that will go towards family emergency kits for food-insecure families.