COVID-19 Rapid Response

 

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Emergency Cash
for Workers Right Now

 

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“I thought to myself, how are we going to last? How long is this pandemic going to last? When I received the email saying I was getting the grant, it relieved so much stress.”

 

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- LYDINE B.

 

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“Working part time now, third shift
in the middle of the night,
but thanks to good people like you
I can make my bills this month.”

 

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- ED B.

 

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“Being a single mom of three children,
this money is definitely going to
help me get some of the groceries
that I need into my house.”

 

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- ANGELINA O.

STANDING WITH WORKERS

Working Without a Net

Workers are still being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have lost their jobs and found themselves without a safety net - no savings or access to benefits. As the crisis continues, workers, especially gig and low-earning contract workers, continue to experience high unemployment, they’ve depleted personal resources, and government relief is still difficult to access.

When the pandemic first hit, we knew workers needed help, and they needed it fast. Back in 2019, we worked with Steady, a platform designed to help gig and low-earning contract workers, to explore the impact of emergency cash to workers. Thanks to that experiment, we knew Steady could help us get cash assistance to workers quickly, so we teamed up again to create "The Workers Fund." 

  • WHAT WE ARE DOING. Working with our partners at Steady, we distribute cash quickly upon receiving a qualified application
  • WHO WE ARE SERVING. Workers without access to employer-based benefits or safety-net programs
  • WHY. Because workers skipping meals is not OK 
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Since April we have given over $1,500,000 to over 1,900 workers.


Here's what we are learning:

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Please stand with workers by donating to The Workers Fund today. 

Inspired to make a major contribution?

Contact our Director of External Affairs, Eddy Morales. We have background data to support your decision and the impact of your gift.

You can contact Eddy here. 

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Every dollar counts, and we make the most of every dollar. 95% of your donation goes to workers.


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ABOUT THE WORKERS LAB

The Workers Lab gives new ideas about increasing worker power a chance to succeed and flourish. We do this by investing flexible dollars in a national network of leaders and innovators to test their new ideas, to learn from them, and to share those learnings with others.

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