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Celebrating community spirit.

Everyone is facing isolation, financial hardship and uncertainty globally.

 

Now more than ever it’s really important for us to support and uplift our communities.

 

Find out ways you can stay connected to, involved with and supporting local initiatives, small businesses and community groups with Community Wednesdays at Second Homeworking.

Lisbon

Go Small or Stay Home – supporting small business

Lisbon Member and product designer at Gaspard+Bruno, Ana Rodrigues has created an independent platform to list small businesses across the entire country – cafes, grocery stores, bakeries, laundries, wine shops, etc – which are still doing deliveries or pick up services.

Check it out

Lisbon Solidarity Network – volunteer deliveries

Lisbon City Council has started a new initiative Rede de Solidária de Lisboa Covid-19 to gather volunteers to support the most vulnerable during this crisis – the elderly, people with disabilities and suspected cases of Covid-19 in isolation. Support includes grocery shopping, delivering food and medicine, walking pets and other related tasks.

Volunteer (form in Portuguese)

Deloitte – support measures for companies and employees

Consultancy Deloitte Portugal has put together a report with support measures for companies and employees to helps us navigate these unprecedented times. Based on the Portuguese Governments recently implemented measures, this includes tax measures, economic and activity funding, and support for continuity of business activities and employment.

Read the report

Festival Iminente Emergency Edition

Urban arts & music festival Iminente is hosting a special emergency edition on their instagram, on Saturday 4 April from 4pm until 11.20pm. Tickets are donation based and all profits go towards supporting two reference hospitals for coronavirus cases in Lisbon and Porto. The line-up is brilliant – be sure not to miss it!

Tickets

The Social Distancing Pop Up

Our favourite king of the coals Shay Ola joined forces with East Mambo to create a fusion BBQ menu to be delivered around the city – to help break the monotony of quarantine.

Follow them for updates

Tech4 Covid-19

Tech4 Covid-19 is bringing together the tech community to come up and work on solutions to ease this pandemic's consequences. These include ways to support health professionals and source hospital equipment, optimise health and education services, facilitate shopping and deliveries.

Get involved

London

Trussell Trust – food donations

Food banks in Hackney are really struggling with donations. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on stricter social distancing measures, keep an eye on the Trussell Trust website about how you can donate urgent food items in your area.

Find your local drop off

East London Cares

East London Cares, a local charity connecting younger and older neighbours, have suspended all of their social clubs to protect the community. To continue supporting older neighbours who may feel lonely at this time, they are collecting letters, stories, drawings, video messages, poems and book and film recommendations to show them we’re thinking of them.

Get in touch

My Green Partner

London Fields member My Green Partner is bringing people in need and isolation their shopping and home deliveries from the best local stores in East London with reinforced sanitary protocols. It will be all sourced from small businesses which will suffer in the coming days and weeks. #supportlocalbusinesses

Sign up via WhatsApp

Spacehive Fundraising

Members Spacehive are crowdfunding: In our own borough of Tower Hamlets, First Love Foundation supports people in crisis to get their lives back on track by providing food and care.

Donate

Los Angeles:

Give to Covenant House of California (LA)

Our community partner Covenant House California are working hard to not only support the youth inside their shelter, but also to help the homeless population on the streets around Hollywood.

Find out how you can help

Give Blood (LA)

Right now there is a severe blood shortage due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please schedule an appointment to donate blood this week.

Find your local blood drive.

Give Support to Your Local Restaurants (LA)

Check in on your local restaurants to see which are still offering take out. (Don't forget to tip!)

See where's open

Give Help and Time (LA)

Donate or volunteer at one of these local funds or organizations.

Take a look

Creatives, The United Nations needs your help!

They are looking for help in translating critical public health messages into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms.

Read the brief

Global Marathon by DoGoodery

DoGoodery has teamed up with DiscoverE to produce the Global Marathon, a 5-week long series featuring bad a** boss ladies around the world taking us through their journeys to get where they are today. Register for the 4th episode of the season (April 1st, 9am PDT) featuring among others, Andronica Klaas, a graduate of the Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls.

Register here

Navigating our new normal

As we do our best to stay safe and support our communities, we're all trying to understand what this means for us, our families, our friends, our clients. Over the next few weeks, Redscout will be hopping on Zoom with people around the country to connect, learn and share inspiration. Through A New Normal, they're analyzing culture, identifying emerging consumer needs and behaviors, and building a perspective on what could come next.

Check it out

My LA2050 Grants Challenge

LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles centered around five goals and tracked via 65+ regional progress metrics. The My LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. Check out the guidelines and submit your idea by April 3rd.

Check it out