Ways to Support Others in Our Community

VOTE for Community Housing Solutions

The Future Fund is sponsoring their annual “Shark Tank” type event as a livestream event on Tuesday, April 21 at 6 pm. Ten local non-profits are competing for an opportunity to win a grand prize of $20,000.

GBA member Community Housing Solutions is one of the finalists and they need your vote on Tuesday night! The show will be streamed on Future Fund’s Facebook Live and Vimeo. 

First, you need to RSVP to watch the free event HERE.  You will receive emails on how to log in, watch and vote on the night of the event.  The finalists will give their three-minute pitch to receive a part of $44,000 in grant money.  After you watch the pitches you will see the link and password to vote (one vote per person) for the $20,000 grand prize award winner!  Community Housing Solutions will be featured 8th in the line up!

Join us in supporting our community service partner and fellow GBA member Community Housing Solutions on Tuesday, April 21. Invite others to watch and vote as well!

The Future Fund is the young professionals group of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

Local Fire Department Needs Protective Masks

Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Department is in need of obtaining protective masks for their frontline personnel.  These can be N-95 (preferred), surgical, dust, or any other type of mask.  Due to the lack of availability and national supply chain issues, they are unable to obtain these through normal means. 

If you can assist in obtaining or providing assistance, please contact Derek Carson, Division Chief on his cell at (336) 362-7523 or email at dcarson@psfd.com.

Support Area Food Pantries

A Simple Gesture has created an Amazon Wishlist as a way for the community to donate food without having to leave the safety of their homes. They are working closely with Guilford County Schools and community partners to make sure every child is getting the food they need while in quarantine. To make a donation, just clink here for the Amazon link, sign into Amazon and select “A Simple Gesture GSO” as your charity to give virtually!

BackPack Beginnings is also working closely with Guilford County Schools and other partner agencies to make sure plans are in place to feed children while schools remain closed. There are numerous ways to participate from volunteering…to providing food and monetary donations. Learn more on their website.

Support Area Restaurants & Health Care Workers

Downtown Greensboro has established a fund-raising initiative to provide free meals to health care workers from downtown restaurants. A GoFundMe account has been set up with a goal of $54,000 to cover the cost of 100 meals per day for 30 days. Donations to the campaign will provide individually boxed meals at a cost of $15 per person. 

Covid-19 is severely impacting all our local restaurants. If you are on Facebook…consider joining the group Greensboro Takeout (local) for daily updates on restaurants that are providing take-out and delivery in the Greensboro area.  Let’s join together to support our local businesses.

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