From Crooked Media:
ETA: I have been informed that this is NOT a stimulus bill; it is in fact, an emergency aid package or emergency relief legislation.
Axios has the current information, more to come and legislative language later today.
There have been updates to the two new resource posts including new educational resources and where you can help from home. I plan to have a religious resource post later this evening.
Here are some shortcuts:
Religious and Spiritual Resources (UPDATED 3/26/20)
I hope everyone is keeping their distance and staying well.
My thoughts are with all of you.
So many people already need help, and some of us are in the position to offer that help. I am personally not recommending any of the following groups. I do not know their charity or non-profit status. What I have done is taken the original poster into account and I’ve gone to the website to see that it appears legitimate. Use your own judgment, and do not give more than you can afford.
I will continue to add as new ones come to my attention. (Updated 3/26/20)
Broadway Cares COVID-19 Emergency Fund for health care, emergency financial assistance, and counseling during this pandemic (onstage and behind the scenes)
City Harvest – NYC
Coronavirus Relief Fund – split between Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, CDC Foundation, and Direct Relief.
Direct Relief – disaster relief
God’s Love We Deliver – non-sectarian. Food tailored to medical needs of clients.
Homeless Shelter Directory – to help those in your community, look up shelters near you and donate directly.
Invisible Hands Deliver – NYC & some environs, some NJ
Project Angel Food – meals and nutrition help for people who are battling illness.
NEW WHO Solidarity Response Fund (World Health Organization)
We’ve got our milk, bread, toilet paper, and kids home. It’s only been a few days, and we are in it for the long haul: two weeks, four weeks, six. We just don’t know right now. What can we do from the sanctity of our homes without risking our health or the health of others? Here are a few suggestions. (UPDATED 3/26/20)
National Aquarium in Baltimore – Livestreams of The Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion, Pacific Coral Reef
New York Public Library – (for NYC residents with a library card) (CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY ABOUT THEIR E-BOOK PROGRAMS)
NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and COPYRIGHT FREE
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch on Stage from Home (best filmed and where to find them)
Virtual Field Trips – including San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, Mars!!!, Animal Cameras, Virtual Farm Tour, US Space and Rocket Museum in Hunsville AL, Discovery Education, The Louvre, The Great Wall of China, Boston’s Children’s Museum
12 Museums Offering Virtual Tours – including British Museum (London), Guggenheim Museum (NY), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Musee d’Orsay (Paris), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Pergamon Museum (Berlin), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), The J. Paul Getty Museum (L.A.), Uffizi Gallery (Florence), MASP (Sao Paulo), National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City)
14 Beautiful, Dramatic Waterfalls in North Wales (this is primarily a travel article, but they’re still pretty to look at! And Wales!
Metropolitan Opera offering Nightly Met Opera Streams – see the link for details and limits.
Five Gardens You Can Virtually Visit – Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon, England), Claude Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France), Chicago Botanic Garden (Chicago, IL), Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden (Papaikou, Hawai’i), Kew Gardens (Richmond, England).
How to Be Happier in Your Daily Life (popular Yale University course – ONLINE FREE (Source: Business Insider)
NEW Tour New York State Parks (virtual)
NEW Twitter for Voice Actors Read. There are many voice actors reading books aloud to you and your children.
NEW Tour The Winchester Mystery House (virtual tour)
NEW Tour the Paris Catacombs (virtual tour)
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES MORE COMING SOON!
Outdoor Scavenger Hunts from Buttonwood Park Library
Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts (when you use up your stash of toilet paper!)
Outdoor and Indoor Scavenger Hunts from Leicester Library
Miniature Bookshop DIY – cost $36.99