This yr has been more durable than any of us might have imagined, in so some ways. Not solely are individuals throughout the globe struggling to deal with and regulate to a brand new lifestyle, however many are additionally confronted with the additional problem of getting to do it with out jobs, with out youngster care, or with out the family members that usually function their help system.
Whereas everyone seems to be struggling not directly, there are individuals on the market who’ve been hit particularly arduous by the financial disaster attributable to COVID-19. Greater than 22 million People filed for unemployment in March and April, a quantity that has not been seen since The Nice Despair. That implies that the unemployment price surged to a report excessive of 14.7 p.c, in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Though some jobs have began to come back again—with the unemployment price dropping to 7.9 p.c in September—the U.S. has nonetheless solely regained 42 p.c of jobs misplaced.
Our crew has heard numerous tales of households struggling to decide on between paying their utilities or shopping for groceries to feed their household; who don’t know the place their subsequent paycheck is coming from, or are debating stepping away from work to handle their kids’s schooling.
Too many People are struggling due to this pandemic, and we at The Everygirl Media Group knew we wanted to assist in any approach that we will.
On October 1, we introduced the launch of The Everygirl Media Group Basis, a 501(c)three non-profit, to higher be capable of reply to the wants and points which are vital to our crew and our readers. It’s our purpose to empower ladies and help them in instances of want—and thru this basis, we will present funding on to the individuals and causes we want to help.
With the vacation season rapidly approaching, we’re asserting the muse’s second initiative:
We’re serving to 10 households this vacation season, masking every part from paying for utility payments and grocery prices to offering vacation playing cards, decorations, and presents to place beneath the tree.
You possibly can apply to your circle of relatives or nominate somebody that’s in want of help this vacation season. Ten random winners shall be chosen subsequent week on Wednesday, November 11.
With the assistance of beneficiant donations from our wonderful model companions, we shall be offering 10 households with every part they want for the vacations—together with presents, winter gear, vacation decor, diapers and wipes, groceries, and utility funds—valued at over $2,500 per household. Maintain scrolling to see precisely what every of our model companions is offering to each recipient.
The Manhattan Toy Firm will present every household with a $200 present card to buy vacation presents for infants and toddlers ages Zero-Four. Each household with kids on this age vary will obtain this present card.
Seen right here: playdate buddies doll / tenting smooth e-book / beats to go toy / fox plushie / lion plush stacker / picket digicam set / canoe buddies / musical llama
Crate and Children is donating a curated present set for youths ages Four-7 valued at $200. Each household with kids in that age vary will obtain one set of this present assortment for the vacations.
Seen right here: matching recreation / binoculars / coloring poster / gears puzzle / nature exercise e-book / eco dough set / USA puzzle / mini golf set / marker set
The Everygirl Media Group is offering a $200 Goal present card to buy presents for any household with kids ages eight and up.
Candlewick Press is donating a customized e-book pack acceptable for kids of various ages and valued at $250.
Seventh Technology is donating a three-month provide of diapers and wipes from their Delicate Safety line to households with kids within the acceptable age vary.
Reima shall be offering one coat per youngster in every household to offer heat all winter lengthy. They’ve choices for all ages—from infants and toddlers to huge youngsters.
Seen right here: youngsters’ ski jacket / toddler down jacket / toddler parka / child snowsuit
Talbots is offering a $300 present card for mother to buy winter gear to remain heat this season. There are numerous coats, equipment, and footwear to select from.
Seen right here: puffer jacket / pom hat / tech gloves / sherpa boots
Equilibria, a CBD firm by ladies for ladies, will present every recipient with a specially-curated vacation present field to offer some much-needed TLC for folks and guardians.
Minted will present every recipient a $150 present card to make use of on minted.com for vacation playing cards. Excludes use for artwork, dwelling decor, and cloth presents.
FTD Flowers is offering a FTD Vacation Cheer Bundle. Every household might select two gadgets from an assortment of vacation presents together with a wreath, centerpiece, bouquet, and chocolate present set. Within the occasion the chosen gadgets usually are not out there for supply within the recipient’s zip code, the winner will obtain a $250 present certificates for FTD.com.
La Marca Prosecco generously offered The Everygirl Media Group with a donation to help mother and father/caregivers with $250 to buy a vacation meal from their native grocery retailer (offered in utility).
The Everygirl Media Group is donating as much as $500 per household to assist cowl the price of utility payments this season, for overdue or future funds. We shall be masking no matter is most useful to you—whether or not that be $500 utilized to 1 firm to assist cowl future payments or to cowl any late funds. Utilities embrace warmth supply, electrical energy, or water. Funds shall be made on to utility firms (account particulars required in utility.)
Click on the button beneath to fill out the shape for your self or the household you’re nominating. We shall be accumulating fundamental info reminiscent of names and ages of relations, cellphone quantity, and tackle—in addition to product-specific info reminiscent of sizing, utility account credentials, and native grocery retailer chain choice. The appliance is open to any household who wants help this vacation season.
Often Requested Questions:
Q: Who’s eligible to use?
A: Serving to Fingers for the Holidays is open to anybody residing in the US of America who has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the financial disaster that got here with it. We particularly need to present help to households—it doesn’t matter what which will seem like—with kids, who deserve an extra-special vacation season.
Q: What’s the timeline?
A: We’re accepting purposes starting at this time, Monday, November 2, and they’re going to stay open by 11:59pm CST on Monday, November 9. Program “winners” shall be introduced on Wednesday, November 11. We’re asking our model companions to ship their pre-determined contribution to the winners inside 7 days of receiving the household particulars.
Q: How are the 10 households who obtain help chosen?
A: We shall be deciding on the 10 households randomly from all viable purposes (these with a confirmed want for monetary help this vacation season).
Q: When will the merchandise arrive to me?
A: All gadgets shall be shipped out inside 7 days of winners being introduced and confirmed. If chosen, we shall be in rapid contact about any further info wanted and subsequent steps.
Q: How will you be paying my utility payments?
A: We shall be accumulating utility account info (firm names, cellphone numbers, and account numbers), in addition to the particular quantities wanted to be paid or pay as you go in order that we will name in funds to your utility firms. For those who want to prioritize sure payments over others as much as $500, please word that within the utility.