Coronavirus Relief Fund
Last year, our board stepped up and gave generously to help our community. This year, they have done the same and are again challenging YOU to show you Love2Care, too! This February, help our nonprofits still dealing with the effects of COVID-19 by giving to the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Thanks to you, since March 2020, we’ve raised OVER $1 MILLION and sent out over $900,000 in grants – to nonprofits like our food banks (Lawrenceville, Norcross, North Gwinnett, Duluth, Southeast Gwinnett, Lilburn, The Place Forsyth, North Fulton Community Charities, just to name a few), healthcare clinics like Good Samaritan and Hope Clinic, shelter providers such as the Salvation Army, Rainbow Village and the Home of Hope and more.
“For me, as the mother of two children under four years old, the pandemic intensified all my struggles. My children and I experienced severe family violence at the hands of my partner before he was arrested for domestic and child abuse. It was at that time that I was referred to PADV for assistance and supportive services. After leaving the abusive relationship I was able to manage well due to my job at the airport. Even though I had put my studies on hold I never shied away from hard work. But like many people during this pandemic, work quickly became complicated when we were forced to shut down.
“I was laid off and found it difficult to find a new job because school and daycare were closed and I didn’t have a family support system. I am a fighter and a survivor and I wasn’t going to let this stop me from supporting my babies. With my babies in tow I began delivering pizzas. I worked harder than I ever had to keep my babies fed and a roof over our heads, but it wasn’t enough. After falling behind in my rent and utilities I knew I could turn to PADV for assistance. This summer my partner was released from jail and in an attempt to find me broke the windows in my apartment. PADV stepped in again, helping me obtain a Temporary Protective Order and placing my children and me in a hotel until it was safe to again return to my apartment. My story highlights what many other survivors have experienced this year, and the ongoing support PADV provides in their journey to safety. While I have not been able to return to school, I have been able to obtain a better job. Today my children and I live violence-free lives.” Sophie, PADV client
This is the difference your giving makes! When you give to the Coronavirus Relief Fund, we are able to give grants to PADV and many other nonprofits, who are then able to provide life-giving support during these difficult times. Show you Love2Care and give now to the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Every dollar helps our nonprofits finish the COVID-19 fight strong!