**UPDATE** WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS ON THIS GOFUNDME PAGE. TO DONATE TO "ON BEING HUMAN 2020-COVID19 FOOD DRIVE", PLEASE VISIT OUR CHARITY GOFUNDME PARTNER-CREDIT DO- https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/on-being-human-2020-covid-19-food-drive
Obviously we are in an unprecedented moment.
Large numbers are suddenly out of work homeschooling children and unable to meet the
demands for basic needs such as food.
The purpose of this GO FUND ME is to support families who were hit financially by COVID-19 and offer each household a one time gift of a $100 digital grocery card. We act as a bridge between folks who are in immediate need of food and folks who are able to give a little to help them.
There are fantastic local and national food banks and other social services in place that should
absolutely be supported at this time. (In LA please visit @foreverytable ) However, we believe this to be an ALL HANDS ON DECK moment. Lets send a one time grant of $100 grocery gift card to as many families in need across the US as possible. For starters our goal is 400 families - $40,000. I know we can reach this goal together. Maybe even surpass it!
Thank you for donating generously. It will no doubt come back to you when you need it.WHO WE ARE:
This whole thing was sparked by an Instagram post by Jen Pastiloff. She wanted to connect people in dire straights for food with folks who have extra and can help. My name is Dayna Mondello. I’ve worked with kids and families for most of my life and have been feeling tremendous empathy for kids and families under pressure at this time. I was moved to action by Jen Pastiloff’s Instagram call and raised a few hundred dollars quickly and fed several families. I woke up the next day and reached out to Jen to see what more we could do. This GOFUNDME is our next step in attempting to help the largest number of people possible.
HOW WE WILL GET THE FUNDS OUT TO THOSE THAT NEED IT:
Our plan is to withdraw funds from GoFundMe to Dayna Mondello's personal Chase account and to disperse to the individuals and families that have passed through our screening process as soon as possible.
First fill out an application through our website www.onbeinghuman2020.com.
Second, a volunteer will call you.
Third, we will get a gift card to you for groceries as soon as possible.
The intake form is now available on www.onbeinghuman2020.com (applications are currently paused while we raise more donations). We will respond in the order received. We reserve the right to refuse any request but hope to meet at least a small need of every single person who writes to us.
We will post a testimonial with a receipt and/ or picture of the groceries for every person served on the instagram hashtag #onbeinghuman2020 and on our website www.onbeinghuman2020.com
Thank you for your courage to ask for the help you need. Please tell families you know who may be struggling right now to email us at [email redacted] We are in touch with families via our connection with teachers schools social workers parenting coaches etc but we need YOU. Person to person let’s help one another. We do this TOGETHER.
KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING: We look forward to receiving written and photo testimonials from those of you who receive the gifts. These will certainly inspire others to come forward in the inextricably linked blessing of both giving and receiving. We will share these on instagram #onbeinghuman2020 and upload these on our website www.onbeinghuman2020.com on an ongoing basis.
Follow @jenpastiloff and
for the history of this project in insta posts. ;
Also, stay tuned to @jenpastiloff's instagram LIVE chats where she has been raising money for this cause. Guests have included P!nk, Elizabeth Gilbert, Emily Mcdowell, Krista Vernoff, Maria Bello, Debbie Allen, Sheri Salata, and more.
Read the article about us written in The Hollywood Reporter here:
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