Updated: Jan 21, 2021
Without a doubt, the current pandemic has affected some people more than others. For this reason, we must start doing as much as we can to help organizations stay afloat so they can keep doing their jobs. In Heart of Hollywood Magazine, we care about different causes focused on serving their communities and in need of notoriety and donations. We invite you to check out the following non-profits and learn more about their fantastic work.
1. Baby2Baby (Los Angeles, California): This organization provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Throughout the years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 50 million basic essentials and with the global pandemic impacting unemployment rates directly, children and their families are being put in a more precarious situation. This is why Baby2Baby has never been more important. They are currently accepting monetary and product donations, volunteers, and you could also consider sponsoring to increase their growth. Check out their official website to start donating and learn more about what they do: https://baby2baby.org
2. Fundación Roma AC (Córdoba, Veracruz): This non lucrative private institution specializes in giving rehabilitation to the blind and visually impaired of all ages, ranging from 7 months old to 70 years old. They’re aim is to improve their quality of life by enhancing their abilities so that people can have a more independent lifestyle. The institution’s situation was critical before the pandemic and after 2020 the circumstances are even more critical due to the lack of resources given by the local authorities. The only help they receive is done via donations, which they use to teach their members skills that we may take for granted like reading, writing, math, using a cellphone, using a computer, and even how to move around the city and public transportation safety courses. Maria Magdalena Ruiz, the head of the institution, has been vocal about the hardships of keeping the institution running and how it is increasingly more challenging to give the members the support they truly deserve. The organization is currently looking for financial support through a platform called Social Hero. Their goal is to make a dynamic, multipurpose space for students to practice their motor skills, activate their minds, and to enhance their infrastructure. We invite our readers who can and want to support this non-profit and help dozens of people by donating using the following link: https://socialhero.com.mx/dona-sin-que-te-cueste/
3. Compliments of the House (London, England): A small food redistribution charity that collects fresh, surplus food from supermarkets and restaurants and gives it to people in need. Sadly, due to the Covid-19 lockdown measures, the charity's food redistribution hub has had to temporarily close its doors because it relies on supermarket and restaurant donations. The foundations took matters into their own hands and started buying and delivering the resources themselves. It's without saying that they need our help. So, in the meantime, we can all help and donate to their Just Giving page: CoTH COVID-19 Community Call - help us to help those in urgent need! or, set up a monthly donation so they can keep on giving. If you’re in the area, consider volunteering and check their Instagram page to see the awesome work they’re doing: https://www.instagram.com/complimentsofthehouse/
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