Rich array of Sesame Street content, including newly produced Sesame Street Muppet moments designed to entertain, educate, and comfort parents, caregivers, and children
In response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street,is offering a broad variety of free resources to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 13, Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of 200 member food banks across the country, announced the establishment of their COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. Feeding America initially seeded the fund with $2.65 million to enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time.
Childcare. Utilities. Medical bills. To many of us, these are just typical, everyday costs of living and working. For others, these are a few common causes behind financial hardship, often forcing someone to choose between medicine, electricity, food, or shelter. In some dire situations, these can even be the make-or-break reasons that lead to someone becoming homeless.
In a blink of an eye, it seems our world has turned upside down. If you’re like me, you’re working remotely, you’ve read “in an abundance of caution” more times than you can count, you’re managing a child who is climbing the walls without school to occupy her time, and you’re casting about trying to find some tangible way to help yourself, your loved ones, and the broader community in which you live and work—not to mention those hit hardest by the outbreak.
Nonprofits are the backbone of our communities – some more visible than others in their impact and the needs they meet. While COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is affecting everyone, nonprofits are particularly feeling the pinch as they simultaneously adjust their work environments and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff and volunteers, and demand for their programs and services surges beyond the scale their networks are prepared to handle.
Wildlife in Australia is being devastated from the horrific fire emergency. The scale and intensity of these fires is difficult to fathom, with around 17,300,000 acres already burnt and more than 500 million animals and counting estimated to have lost their lives so far, with millions more in need of our help.
You're not new to workplace giving. You know how important it is to your employees to work for a company where giving and volunteering is supported and you understand how much nonprofits rely on your team's support to tackle tough issues and improve the world around us.
However, you're at a crossroads now and are looking for a new partner who can fully address your challenges and help you transition from your existing program and make that process as seamless and successful as possible so you can regain momentum.
There is a significant and cyclical literacy crisis facing America today and it begins with our children. 34 percent of children entering kindergarten lack the basic skills needed to learn how to read, and when faced with this disadvantage at such a young age, kids are starting down one of the toughest paths they will ever take. By not having the resources and support needed to read and succeed, more and more children are falling behind and contributing to the 8,000 students dropping out of high school every day.