COVID-19 is hitting developing countries the hardest, devastating vulnerable, and underserved communities, especially women and children. With economies around the world halted, day laborers, garment workers, farmers, and many more have lost their income and food security. As many of us continue to practice physical distancing and adapt to staying safe at home, there are still ways to stay connected to a global community. Here are 6 ways you can make a difference by standing with people living in poverty.
Your gift can help provide PPE and other medical supplies, emergency meals, and cash distribution to underserved people and communities.
Make a one-time donation and rush your donation to who needs it most.
Be a changemaker and commit to a monthly gift to support the longterm social and economic effects of the crisis.
Start a Facebook fundraiser
Increase your impact and ask your online community to support people living in poverty. A personal fundraiser is a great way to spread awareness of solutions about the global pandemic and socially connect with your friends and family. Set up your fundraiser on Facebook and harness the power of your online community. Use a COVID-19 response themed photo, such as the two below:
Here’s a short message you can use in your post:
Now more than ever, people living in poverty need your support. The impact of COVID-19 on developing countries is devastating. Make a donation to BRAC to provide critical support like emergency medical supplies and enable BRAC to reach more underserved people with essential public health messages to keep them safe.
Choose BRAC as your charity on Amazon Smile
You can make a difference when you shop by using Amazon Smile. Every time you make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase to help end poverty around the world. It only takes a few simple clicks.
Have your gift matched
Increase your charitable giving through your company’s match program. It’s an easy way to make your gift even more impactful. In response to COVID-19, some companies have increased their usual match amount. Check with your Human Resources team about your organization’s charitable giving programs.
Start a social challenge
While many of us are practicing social distancing at home, fitness challenges are a great way to connect with your friends and family and support underserved communities.
- Challenge your community to plank for people living in poverty
- Invite people to join your livestream fitness class and ask your participants to make a donation to BRAC
- Create your own TikTok move for charity dance! Ask everyone who replicates your dance moves to make a donation
With generous support from people like you, our emergency teams around the world are able to spread lifesaving health awareness messages and supply emergency goods.
Practice Good Hygiene and Physical Distancing
The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have emphasized that to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative we practice healthy hygiene habits. You can help prevent the spread by washing your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds, wearing a mask when out in public, and practicing physical distancing by keeping a six-foot distance from others.
Thank you for standing with people living in poverty.