#GiveFromHomeDay taking place on April 21, 2020
TVCCA (Thames Valley Council for Community Action) will be taking part in #GiveFromHomeDay on April 21, 2020. This national fundraising drive puts the power of giving into the hands of Americans who are anxious to help neighbors and strangers alike who struggle with the economic and health impacts of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
With people out of work, small businesses closed, schools shut down, and seniors more isolated than ever, the concept of helping our neighbors and communities has been brought to the forefront of social conversation.
Sadly, at the same time, nonprofits like TVCCA have experienced a sudden and deep drop in funding as events, specifically their signature Carnevale fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, have been canceled.
But for the people who rely on TVCCA, their needs have only increased. Furthermore, the number of new people being served is growing every day. Regardless of the pandemic, economic and food insecurity have not gone away. In fact, this crisis has served to highlight and exacerbate these issues for our neighbors in need. Funding is urgently needed to support the dramatic rise in Meals on Wheels service requests received over the last month.
TVCCA is currently dealing with a 35% increase to the number of homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels. Since physical distancing measures began to be put in place across the State of Connecticut on March 13th, more than 200 additional seniors have enrolled in Meals on Wheels as they are now totally isolated in their homes.
The pandemic has made millions of Americans reliant on — and increasingly skilled
at — the technologies that are connecting us. #GiveFromHomeDay on April 21
will focus attention on the act of giving and helping fellow Americans in the age of COVID-19. TVCCA has established a dedicated fundraising page on its website (https://bit.ly/MOWDonations) and a Facebook fundraiser to make it easier for anyone wanting to support on the #GiveFromHomeDay movement (https://bit.ly/MOWFacebook).
The community has already begun to step up and donate to support TVCCA’s Meals on Wheels services. TVCCA is grateful for the support of over 65 individuals, businesses, and foundations who have already made emergency grants and gifts toward this program, including:
Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing social services in southeastern Connecticut since 1965. TVCCA is well recognized as a community leader – and partner – in advocating for and meeting the needs of the region’s economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens. For more information visit tvcca.org.