4 May 2020
On Tuesday 5th May we’re celebrating a global day of unity in response to Coronavirus – #GivingTuesdayNow. A day where people come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible outpouring of generosity and compassion we have witnessed during this crisis.
Through the Coronavirus Community Fund the Foundation has awarded £1 million in grants to 300 communities across Northern Ireland as a result of the pandemic. Today we’re asking you to join with us and say thank you to those who have reached out to support our neighbours and our communities in this challenging time.
Whether this be through making a donation or volunteering to deliver food parcels, activity packs, good morning services or advice networks Thank You!.
Origin Community Farm have rallied together to support older people in their community. Reaching out to offer support through delivering meals, teaching older individuals how to use technology, allowing them to keep in contact with others, providing fresh vegetables from the Origin fields, making team members available to talk to older people and offer comfort and advice.
Andrew McCracken, Community Foundation CEO, “Giving Tuesday Now is a global day for us to recognise the amazing work which is happening in communities all over Northern Ireland and further afield. Here at the Foundation, we have been overwhelmed by the response of groups seeking funding to ensure those most vulnerable are cared for and do not feel alone in this challenging time. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our community volunteers working to achieve impact”.
Join us and share your message of thanks on social media for the hard work and dedication our communities are doing and a sign of gratitude for all essential volunteers supporting our communities. You can make a donation if you wish to the Coronavirus Community Fund here.