GiVe: Dine 11 is the Local Hero, You Can Be Too

GiVe: Dine 11 is the Local Hero, You Can Be Too

GiVe: Dine 11 is the Local Hero, You Can Be Too

National and global charities fighting COVID-19 have been recognized, today GiVe is highlighting a local hero.

National and global charities fighting COVID-19 have been recognized, today GiVe is highlighting a local hero.

Text: Hailee Milton

The effects of COVID-19 are becoming crippling as businesses remain closed to the public. Governors are extending the ‘Safer at Home’ orders, events are being postponed until 2021, and businesses struggle to support their employees. In these precedented times, we are seeing just how much we rely on one another—especially smaller businesses and healthcare workers. While the world slowly adjusts to this historical paradigm shift, community members are reacting with a quickness. 

In particular, Dine 11 is a new non-profit created in response to COVID-19 and sustained thanks to public donations. Focused on helping smaller businesses while repaying those working on the frontlines, this non-profit is the epitome of a community effort. Dine 11 purchases from local restaurants to help feed healthcare workers at local hospitals—keyword 'local'. The idea originated by Lola Glaudini who responded promptly to a need in her L.A. community. Lola partnered with Chris Sey, Tom Pace, Justin Warfield, Brooke Thatawat and Judy Han to form Dine11.org.

Recognizing this virus is worldwide, Dine 11 offers a solution to launch similar programs within your own community. Currently, programs have been created in several California cities as well as New York City. If you can GiVe or are interested in how you can launch a program in your area, please consider doing so here.

V and VMAN are honoring charities that have only amplified their mission statements to ensure that those most affected by COVID-19 are supported. For those in the position to, we have included links in which you can lend a helping hand. Check out some more charities to donate to, below.

Boys and Girls Club of America: Click here to help keep kids in a safe environment that allows for learning, playing and growing during the coronavirus.

CDC Foundation: Click here to help the CDC be prepared to strengthen security needs and immediate COVID-19 responses.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Continue supporting families who have children with serious illnesses. You can donate here.

First Book: Click here to ensure kids are engaged in learning by providing with e-books and books to enjoy while out of school.

Meals on Wheels: Click here to lend a virtual hand and assist vulnerable seniors who are at higher risk of catching the infectious virus.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: With people confined to their homes, victims are more susceptible to domestic abuse. Click here for different ways to offer support during these times. 

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