From everyone at Promoted, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during the coronavirus outbreak. We have compiled a list of resources to help our partners and their team members find ways of giving back to the Bay Area community. In this list, we’ve tried to maintain a balance between donating, volunteering, and supporting local businesses.
Throughout the United States, supplies are running low. This includes everything from personal protective equipment to toilet paper. If you are one of the lucky few who find yourself with an abundance of critical supplies, please consider donating at the links below:
While supplies are always useful, direct cash donations to organizations working to combat the spread of coronavirus are also vital. While there are far too many organizations to list in a single blog post, the three organizations listed below will help both nationally and locally:
Coronavirus has directly impacted the economy, and the nation’s most vulnerable are being impacted the hardest. Food banks, such as the ones listed below, directly support those that face food insecurity:
Volunteering provides another avenue for Bay Area residents to give back to their communities. From digitally volunteering to talking with seniors (who are most at risk from coronavirus and need to be most diligent about social isolation) to delivering essential supplies to individuals who cannot leave their residence, there is always something you can do to help:
Gift Cards for Local Businesses:
It’s important to remember that supporting your favorite local businesses that are facing drops in sales due to coronavirus can help them persevere through this trying time. By purchasing gift cards, you provide businesses with much needed short-term cash flow. The links below include both restaurants and “main street” businesses where you can purchase gift cards:
Social Media / Raising Awareness:
While it may not be first of mind, supporting organizations you care about through social media can be an extremely effective way to raise awareness. Even if you are personally unable to donate or volunteer, there’s a large chance that people who follow you on social media can. If you live in the Bay Area, please consider the positive impact that could be made by sharing this post and/or any of the links contained within it.
Finally, if your company is interested in activating your broader employee base to do their part to help during the coronavirus outbreak, Promoted’s software can be used as a platform to do so. To learn more, please reach out to us at email@example.com.