Neighborhood House Begins Urgent COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Neighborhood House, a non-profit helping our local neighbors experiencing financial hardship, has launched a COVID-19 emergency fundraising page in order to meet the growing needs of our neighbors being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Neighborhood House Begins Urgent COVID-19 Emergency Fund

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings all people across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

Neighborhood House is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow to bring awareness to the many ways people can make a difference from home. In the past month, Neighborhood House has expanded their home food delivery service to include more vulnerable households and implemented a drive-thru service at their food pantry.

Neighborhood House is already witnessing the devastating effects of COVID-19 in our community. In the upcoming months, Neighborhood House will need increased financial resources to cover rent and other basic expenses due to job loss. By donating to Neighborhood House, you are directly helping people within the community who are struggling to make ends meet.

Emily*, a neighbor in need, was unexpectedly out of a job within one week because of restaurant closures. She had come to Neighborhood House for help in the past and was finally on her way to self-sustainability. Unfortunately, the restaurant she was employed at was forced to reduce their staff due to COVID-19. Emily was left without an income. She had no choice but to seek help and has now been going to the Neighborhood House Food Pantry for assistance until she can find another job.

Sadly, Emily’s situation is not uncommon.

“Those who have not needed our services for several years are returning, as well as people who have never needed assistance” said Neighborhood House Executive Director, Kathy Losinski.

“We have experienced a 70% increase in visits to our food pantry compared to this time last year. It truly is a time to help when you can and where you can. We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNow to help spread awareness of the safe ways people can make a difference and connect with each other even while practicing social distancing.”

Those interested in joining Neighborhood House’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit or follow @NHsince1968 on Facebook for updates on how you can make a difference.

About Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House serves Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township, and Addison Township. They provide rent and utility financial assistance, operate a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, offer transportation services, provide counseling, facilitate many educational programs for families in need, and more. Last year, Neighborhood House’s programs helped over 3,000 households on their path from financial crisis to self-sustainability.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

*for confidentiality, an alias is used

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