Giving Black Newsletter:
The Corona Virus and Support in New England
March 2020 | Vol 4 Issue 1
New England Blacks in Philanthropy has decided move our #CouchConversation – Reclaiming our Healing: Reimagining Wellness in the Black Community to a virtual conversation.

Please join us on Friday, March 27th at 2pm- 4pm as we discuss the Coronavirus and its impact on our communities. Pediatrician Dr Jeanette Callahan , Internist Dr. Robin Reed and Applied Psychologist Dr. Karen Craddock , There will be a questions and answer portion to our discussion. Learn more here.
City of Boston Resiliency Fund
The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston’s effort to help coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Racism is a Virus Too!
Nellie Mae Education Foundation launched a rapid response fund to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19. The  Racism is a Virus Too  rapid response grant fund  will support Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that provide services for AAPI communities.
Karl-Anthony Towns and others are supporting COVID-19 relief
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said the money will help increase capacity for COVID-19 testing from 200 to more than 1,000 per day .
Massachusetts Business Loans
Commonwealth of Massachusetts  announced a $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund , made available to small businesses and non-profits as they contend with the negative effects of COVID-19.

To support the community, United Way Worldwide has created the  COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund . The fund supports communities struggling in the wake of the new virus, by supporting local United Ways and  211.

On the right, please find local United Ways that are supporting their communities. Each one has set up a COVID -19 fund. Please help your community by disseminating this information to make sure that no one is left behind.
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
So what should you tell kids about the coronavirus, and how? New York Times spoke to a pediatrician, two psychologists, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and a safety expert for their best tips.

Read More Here .
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