Ways to Help

Ways to Help Now During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Make a Donation

We have created an Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate support to our most vulnerable youth and families, and to help Plummer continue to do permanency work during this public health crisis. Funds will be used to meet direct needs, like paying utility bills for young adults, helping with groceries, enabling youth to stay connected through technology and so much more. Donate here.

 

Donate Goods or Services

Needs for items will likely change daily – follow our Facebook page for updates about immediate needs. So far, we have had a strong response to our request for hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and other cleaning products.

We are also looking for ways for our youth to engage in virtual experiences during this time that will both lift their spirits and provide an opportunity for engagement. This could include virtual lessons, concerts, or exercise opportunities. For more information on our current needs or virtual volunteer opportunities, please contact Emily Lonergan at: elongergan@plummeryouthpromise.org.

 

Join our Email List

Sign up for our email list to receive the most up-to-date information about Plummer’s response to COVID-19, how our youth are doing, and some of our current needs.

 

Provide a Meal for our Youth

Following statewide guidelines, our residents at Winter Island are staying home until further notice. Our floor staff is working extra hard to prepare all meals and snacks for our kids. Meal donations of delivery or takeout from local restaurants are a great way to lessen the burden on staff, boost morale for our residents, and support local businesses. If you would like to provide a meal, please contact Emily Lonergan at: elonergan@plummeryouthpromise.org.

 

Sponsor a Youth

We have 17 young people who have aged out of the foster care system without a family to count on.  Each has unique circumstances, and most have trauma-related anxiety, PTSD, depression, ADHD or some other significant mental health challenge.  They are having their work hours cut and/or have lost their jobs. Or, if they’re in school, they’ve suddenly lost their social network.

We’ve created a system for people to sponsor one or more young people for a 12-week period. We’re asking people to consider one or more $3,000 per sponsorships, which would provide $1k per young person per month for 3 months.

Sponsorship will help cover things like groceries, utilities, transportation, medications, and electronic access via Wi-Fi or data.  Each of these items is essential for their daily lives.  The internet access is particularly important because these kids are prime for social isolation and internet will enable us to visit them virtually if necessary and help them stay connected with others.  And, of course, groceries and utilities are necessities. If you, as either an individual or family, are interested in sponsoring, please contact Haley at hrodgers@plummeryouthpromise.org.