How You Can Help Pathways during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  1. Make a Monetary Donation

We need you now more than ever. The COVID-19 crisis has placed enormous pressure on our organization and is expected to disproportionately affect those we support, many of whom are immunocompromised. We are committed to meeting the needs of our participants; however, we require the resources to do so. Each dollar you donate, be it big or small, helps us to ensure that those in need are not without. To donate, please visit our website.  

 

  1. Donate Furniture to the Philadelphia Furniture Bank

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank has remained open to help meet the ongoing needs of those who are exiting homelessness during the crisis. We are especially in need of good conditioned small kitchen tables and dressers, but we accept a wide range of furniture. In order to take precautions surrounding COVID-19, we are only accepting donations curbside at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank Monday through Friday 10am to 3:30pm. We ask that donors call when they arrive to notify a staff member, and then unload furniture in front of the building. A staff member will sanitize the item(s) and take them inside after the donor has left. To make a furniture donation, please call the Philadelphia Furniture Bank at 215-291-9830.

 

  1. Support our Emergency Pantry

The current times has forced many local pantries to either close or alter their hours, while our immunocompromised participants are unable to leave their homes to shop. This has left many of our participants unable to secure food. Our emergency pantry contains essential items for home-bound participants with no income or those who having emergencies. Supporting our pantry allows us to immediately connect them with what they need. To purchase for our pantry, visit our Amazon Wish List.

 

  1. Use Your Voice to Advocate for Those in Need

The most effective change happens when people band together to advocate for the causes that are important to them. Important legislation like replacing General Assistance or passing the HUD Funding Bill to protect access to housing directly affects the population we serve. You can help make an impact by advocating on these issues to your representatives and making sure your voice is heard.  

 

  1. Spread Awareness

You can help spread the word and inspire others to join in the fight against homelessness. We’ve put together a social media kit that you can share to your networks across whatever platforms you use. Seeing your examples may inspire others to take action as well.

 

  1. Sign up for our Newsletter

Stay in the know by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll receive monthly email updates with upcoming events, blog posts, interesting news articles, participant success stories, and other important updates.

If you have any questions or another idea of how to help, please contact our Advancement team

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