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How to Help Your Community

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: May 21, 2020, 4:29PM

While the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the women you’ve seen featured in our My Start Story series have been focused on helping their communities survive and recover.  We’ve asked them how Start TV viewers can start helping, too.  The list below are organizations they’ve recommended people can support.

California

Dignity Health
Locations: California, Los Angeles and San Francisco
Recommended by: Alina Moran


Illinois

Heartland Alliance Health
We serve uninsured and homeless patients in Chicago, and we are ramping up services in light of COVID and donations will help our efforts!
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Brandi Jackson

Confidence Foundation
Location: Chicago 
Recommended by: Robin Harris

Chicago Entertainment Relief 
Location: Chicago 
Recommended by: Avi Sic

Women's Business Development Center
People can donate to the WBDC to help provide free or low-cost programming to small businesses and find information on ongoing relief funds.
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Emilia DiMenco

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Location: Chicago
Reccomended by: Tai Duncan 

Breakthrough
Serving East Garfield Park Neighborhood in Chicago by providing critical and essential basic needs. 
Location: Chicago 
Reccomended by: Tai Duncan

The Night Minitsty
Providing housing, health care, and human connection to the poor and homeless.
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Tai Duncan

Holsten Human Capital Development 
Providing housing and social services to 3,000 low income individuals, families, and seniors in 14 locations throughout Chicago.
Location: Chicago 
Recommended by: Dori Wilson

A Silver Lining Foundation
Free breast cancer screen provider. 
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Dori Wilson

The Service Club of Chicago
A 134 year old woman’s service organization, total volunteerism, through events, raises and distributes dollars to some of Chicago’s neediest charities.
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Dori Wilson

The Harris Theater Chicago
World class performing facility for many of Chicago's community performing arts organizations. 
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Dori Wilson

Loyola University
Location: Chicago
Reccomended by: Dori Wilson

Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Location: Chicago and around the country
Recommended by: Maria Woltjen

The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
Nonprofit organization that raises funds throughout the year to develop and distribute fire safety and burn prevention materials throughout the state and host a wide-variety of burn survivor support programs.
Location: Chicago 
Recommended by: Juanita Silva

Chicago Acts Together
Led by Steppenwolf, a consortium of 101 Chicago Theatres promote the sale of a limited edition T-Shirt. 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to The Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund, a League of Chicago Theatres initiative that directly assists theatre workers who have lost work as a result of COVID-19 and are facing financial uncertainty.
Location: Chicago 
Recommended by: Julie Proudfoot

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund
Providing financial relief to workers and organizations in the creative industries impacted by COVID 19.
Location: Chicago
Recommended by: Julie Proudfoot

Embarc
A three-year program that provides community-driven, experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income High School students to inspire and prepare them for college and career success.
Location: Chicago 
Recommended by: Sarah Spain


Worldwide

COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO
Location: Worldwide
Recommended by: Sarah Spain

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