COVID-19 Response Fund
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This has included handing out over 6000 bars of soap and hand sanitizer, over 1400 face masks, and almost 2000 fliers with instructions on how to stay safe & healthy.
The meal programs at our partner organizations often provide the only or best meal of the day for students. To ensure that students don't go hungry while their facilities are closed, our resilient partners have handed out over 30,000 packages of food and meals-to-go.
Our partners have stocked up on non-perishable food to ensure additional food security in the case of supply-chain interruptions.
Our partners are providing distanced homework support and school supplies to keep their eager learners on track.
I Grow Chicago's “Born to Thrive” program has expanded during the pandemic to provide forty of the neighborhood’s most vulnerable children and teens all-day, in-person educational support for remote learning including, technology and internet access, school supplies, social-emotional support, peer-to-peer activities, meals & snacks, transportation, and advocacy.
Our partners are continuing to pay their staff, despite the disruption in their activities. They have also made home visits to some of the most vulnerable beneficiaries to ensure that they have the resources they need.